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post #1 of 26
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So I reading some threads about old school cpu's like what people use and what not and made me remember the motherboard manufacturers that are no longer rocking out.

What one did you use?

I got into computer tinkering during the Socket A days of AMD and I had a special love for Soyo boards. Had awesome colors too! I used a machspeed motherboard once and that thing lasted forever.

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post #2 of 26
Abit KX7-333R, Abit NF7-S 2.0 and the DFI LanParty DK P45-T2R/S. Amazing motherboards from defunct companies.
post #3 of 26
I love my old Tyan Tomcat S1563D dual cpu board for Socket 7.

post #4 of 26
Hmm, I honestly don't remember which motherboards I had in my earliest systems. The first computer I built for myself, and not as a "family computer" used an Asus board with a really crappy VIA chipset. If I had done some research first I would have seen that it was the worst performing socket 462 chipset out at the time, but I just went to the computer show in SF and bought, bought, bought.

It was still a good computer and lasted me until 2006, when I got some grant money and was able to upgrade. What a big upgrade that was, from a 1.33Ghz Athlon to an e8400, 3Ghz C2D.
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Abit, DFI, Shuttle, Soltek, AOpen, FIC. I loved these brands too..
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post #6 of 26
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Oh wow, I kind of forgot about DFI....those lanparty motherboards had some of the craziest freakin color schemes ever. Surprised no one bothered to buy their name.

Abit doesn't make motherboards anymore? When did that happen :|
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post #7 of 26
I had an old QDI motherboard years ago from when I had my Pentium 166 MMX!

I killed it with overclocking + zero experience of what the hell I was doing thumb.gif

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post #8 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by tedman View Post

I had an old QDI motherboard years ago from when I had my Pentium 166 MMX!
I killed it with overclocking + zero experience of what the hell I was doing thumb.gif

Cool, i'll have to check my p166(non-mmx) motherboard now. It's a board that you have to set cpu speed by jumpers biggrin.gif It surely looks like the picture. Lol, look at the cache slots next to ram slots biggrin.gif

Think about it, now half the tech on that board is in CPU biggrin.gif
Edited by Catscratch - 7/23/12 at 5:19am
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post #9 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Catscratch View Post

Cool, i'll have to check my p166(non-mmx) motherboard now. It's a board that you have to set cpu speed by jumpers biggrin.gif It surely looks like the picture. Lol, look at the cache slots next to ram slots biggrin.gif
Think about it, now half the tech on that board is in CPU biggrin.gif

I figured out the overclocking via jumpers thing when I was about 13 and just thought "hey, it will go up to 233Mhz!!"

One month later I had to get a new mobo mad.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Thracks View Post

Abit KX7-333R, Abit NF7-S 2.0 and the DFI LanParty DK P45-T2R/S. Amazing motherboards from defunct companies.
Don't forget the Abit AN7, DFI Lanparty NF3 250gb,

I miss Abit, DFI and EpoX.
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