need an older mobo recomendation

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Matt, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Matt

    Matt Guest

    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?
     
    Matt, Nov 1, 2011
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  2. Matt

    Paul Guest

    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?board_id=1&model=P5W DH Deluxe&SLanguage=en-us

    Paul
     
    Paul, Nov 1, 2011
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  3. Matt

    Flasherly Guest

    On Nov 1, 1:34 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?


    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?invtid=D2264-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.
     
    Flasherly, Nov 1, 2011
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  4. Matt

    Matt Guest

    "Paul" <> wrote in message
    news:j8pfav$75k$...
    > 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!
     
    Matt, Nov 1, 2011
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