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That's pretty much what I figured, I just needed someone else to finally come to that...So assuming it's my mobo, what do you think would be my best options as to go from here?? Trying to find a decent socket 478 is kinda tough, any local shops charge an arm and a leg for a socket 478 mobo, and trying to find a decent one online is getting tougher by the day....
If you don't want to upgrade that sounds like your option.
    
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It's not that I don't want to upgrade its that I think I still have some life left in most of these components. I was able to find an abit ic7-g mobo from a local vendor but they were asking almost $240 for that board, which I don't think I even paid that much when I bought it a few years ago. I would hate to put that kind of money into a system this old, but I would like to have a working computer again...

it seems as though my only options are to get a new mobo, or do a total system upgrade...?
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It's not that I don't want to upgrade its that I think I still have some life left in most of these components. I was able to find an abit ic7-g mobo from a local vendor but they were asking almost $240 for that board, which I don't think I even paid that much when I bought it a few years ago. I would hate to put that kind of money into a system this old, but I would like to have a working computer again...

it seems as though my only options are to get a new mobo, or do a total system upgrade...?
Wow...don't put $240 into an older motherboard. I can't believe that people try to charge that much.

Your money would be better spent on an upgrade if you ask me. You could upgrade your CPU, MOBO, RAM to a mid level setup for probably around $300-400, but your video card is AGP right?
    
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The best part is, the board is refurbished....the new one costs 250....why in the would would anyone spend that much money on something like that....go figure.

As far as a midrange what do you think I should be looking at, parts wise, I've noticed you have a Xeon CPU, what advantages do you have with a chip like that?

I'de like to continue the water cooling, I'm assuming I can just buy a new hold down plate from danger den for my tdx, and the MAZE4 Northbridge.

I really appreciate all of your input so far, thanks a ton!

And yes it is an AGP video card.
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Wow, look for one on eBay, or look for a P4P800 series Asus board. But please, if your paying more than 150 for a used/referb board, it's way too much.
    
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Wow, look for one on eBay, or look for a P4P800 series Asus board. But please, if your paying more than 150 for a used/referb board, it's way too much.
Obviously, I would never pay that much, 150 i think is still a lot for a piece of equipment that is quite dated with a short lifespan left.

I think at this point a whole system upgrade would be what I should look at. Like I said I would like to keep the water cooling setup. What do you guys think I should be looking at part wise for a whole redo?
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