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Old 2nd July, 2002, 10:39 PM
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Question Looking for new mobo

Hiya guyz
Need some input here, maybe you can help me

I'm looking for a new mobo to replace my abit KT7A Raid.
I've got my xp1700 unlocked and i can go as high as 1.7g with air cooling. I've added some new crucial memory (pc133 CL2) but it keeps choking up. Since i'm running pc133 ( which sux) i wanna step up to ddr
I really don't need onboard sound nor lan. These are my specs now:

Abit KT7A Raid
AXP1700 @ 1.6 (1.80v)
Volcano7
Crucial 256mb (pc133 cl2 Turbo)
Gainward GF3 Ti200 (stock)
Creative S.B.Live 5.1
Netgear FA310 TX Nic
WD 30G HD 7200 (ATA 100)
WD 10G HD 5400 (ATA 66)
Allied 400w Psu
win98se (soon to be XP Pro)

I can run some games fine ( Q3 & UT )
others seem to choke and i can't run 3DMark.
I also tried to run F@H, but it too locks up ( I dunno why)
I've got the newest bios courtesey of Pinky
But still i'm not happy with my setup.
I tried to drop multiplier and raise fsb and core but either i get bsod's, lock ups and/or file corruption. i know this is due to the memory or maybe the board itself. Even tho i heard great things about crucial which now i'm very disappointed. For 2 days i've been trying all the settings, Core,multipliers,fsb and still i can't get the results i want . One rig has already met the sledgehammer, so i figured i'll try a different approach. I've got about $300 to spend for the board, memory and maybe a new hsf.

Any recommendations on what board and other parts i should get will be greatly appreciated.
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If you want somethingNOW, get an 8K3A(+). Should be pretty cheap. Or you could wait for KT400 boards next month.
EPoX will also release the 8K5A series with more features than the 8K3A later this month, or even next week.
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Id also get an 8k3a+

Asfar as im aware the 8k5 seriese wont be out all that soon. And there is allways something better just around the corner when your talking about motherboards.
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>> Or you could wait for KT400 boards next month. <<

Wow! I'm looking forward to the specs on this chipset...

>> Id also get an 8k3a+ <<

It's pretty much the best out right now, I agree...
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ok, thanx guyz
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Tread carefully, things they are-a-changing in the hardware field like the boys have suggested. The 8k5a sounds like the best suggestion thus far, but you'd have to wait a bit.
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Tread carefully, things they are-a-changing in the hardware field like the boys have suggested. The 8k5a sounds like the best suggestion thus far, but you'd have to wait a bit.

No problemo doooooood
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