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      Nov 1st, 11, 6:34 PM
I have 4 sticks of CORSAIR 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) and a
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Windsor processor and I need a good motherboard that
I can run windows7... Does anyone have any decent recomendations?


 
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      Nov 1st, 11, 7:55 PM
Matt wrote:
> I have 4 sticks of CORSAIR 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) and a
> AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Windsor processor and I need a good motherboard that
> I can run windows7... Does anyone have any decent recomendations?
>


You can go to support.asus.com and use their cpu search function,
to get a list of motherboards that support your processor. That
will give you the beginnings of a list to work with.

One of the other manufacturers may have one of those now as well,
but I don't keep track. Asus has had that search capability on their
site for some time.

("Search CPU")
http://support.asus.com/cpu.aspx?SLanguage=en

Motherboard reviews are available on Newegg. If you use an external search
engine, the search engine will have archived references as well as
new ones, and will allow you to find the customer review section for
an older motherboard. So in fact, if you need them, you can get customer
reviews from five years ago. Newegg keeps their old product pages, but
they might not show up using the newegg search engine, whereas an
external search engine might find the desired page.

Other sources of info, are things like the motherboard manufacturer's forum.
You select a motherboard from the list, to find the threads associated with it.
It's another source of bug reports and the like. For example, if a chipset
seems "flaky" with respect to RAM, that's how you'll find out in advance.

http://vip.asus.com/forum/topic.aspx...Language=en-us

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      Nov 1st, 11, 9:15 PM
On Nov 1, 1:34 pm, "Matt" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> I have 4 sticks of CORSAIR 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) and a
> AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Windsor processor and I need a good motherboard that
> I can run windows7... Does anyone have any decent recomendations?


Good & SDRAM . . . is bit of contradiction. Buying a board, actually
paying "good" money for it, that's 4, 5, 6 years out of date is a bit
dicey in my estimation. Things that've been sitting around on shelves
for years and years are suspect, when, comparatively and for the same
ballpark pricing, something else new is to be had.

A $9 MB, like this . . .
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?inv...264-BO&cat=MBB

OTH, may be worth dicking with a $4 processor provided it's
supported. [Dicking: What happens when it doesn't work and you may
be out shipping, or whatever.]

With that much memory, you've up to four 512M systems. I know, I just
put in an extra stick for 1Meg on XP and still have an extra (the 4
mem-slot AMD ASUS went belly up and the other Intel 478 is only a 2-
slot config).

Gee...for $20 and a 2Meg DDR2 config, one would almost be out of the
Dark Ages in terms of present DDR3 standards.

Never looked at W7, but if I did I might be thinking in terms of
Newegg's standard offerings (nix the open box, returns, and
recertifications). Which can be low-end, true, but without concerted
effort, at least they be mostly on the extant end of hardware skews.

SDRAM really is the killer, here. Bite the bullet on DDR2 at least if
you plan on spinning out of that rut. May have some luck over at
Ebay, although it isn't one of my favorites for necessarily all
hardware, such as directly marketed out of China or Singapore.
 
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      Nov 1st, 11, 10:08 PM

"Paul" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Matt wrote:
>> I have 4 sticks of CORSAIR 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) and
>> a AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Windsor processor and I need a good motherboard
>> that I can run windows7... Does anyone have any decent recomendations?

>
> You can go to support.asus.com and use their cpu search function,
> to get a list of motherboards that support your processor. That
> will give you the beginnings of a list to work with.
>
> One of the other manufacturers may have one of those now as well,
> but I don't keep track. Asus has had that search capability on their
> site for some time.
>
> ("Search CPU")
> http://support.asus.com/cpu.aspx?SLanguage=en
>

Thank you, I was unaware of this search function!


 
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