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would this motherboard be ok as a cheep, short term solution for replacing my current intel board? (which is only 4x agp and there is no options for oc`ing my northy)
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=213216
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Yep... it should be fine as a short-term replacement solution.

You should be able to run your video card at AGP 8X (which is better than the 4X offered by your Intel mobo. Check this link for specs).

One more thing... your current Intel mobo only runs at a FSB of 533MHz (again check the same link for specs).
The new Gigabyte mobo runs at a FSB of 800MHz so you should definitely see some performance improvement there. Just one thing though... Is your ram DDR400 or DDR333 or DDR266 ? You need DDR400 to make full use of the new 800MHz FSB.

But I don't see any overclocking options on this Gigabyte mobo.... maybe I just missed out on something while viewing the webpage.
I know you are probably on a tight budget but I'd suggest you wait and save your money to get a good lasting mobo (which allows you to overclock) once you can. Why pay now and pay again later unless there's a problem with your current mobo and you need a quick replacement ?
Then again, it's up to you
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my RAM is running at 266, which is the fastest it can.
id upgrage memory aswell.
i just need something to get my away from the intel chipset and get the FSB and agp up a bit until i get my athlon dual core rig in the summer.
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my RAM is running at 266, which is the fastest it can.
id upgrage memory aswell.
i just need something to get my away from the intel chipset and get the FSB and agp up a bit until i get my athlon dual core rig in the summer.
Well you won't make full use of the new 800 MHz FSB that's for sure.
Even if your CPU supports it and is not limited to 533 MHz (which we still don't know yet) you'd still be limited by your current ram modules and they will be the bottleneck in your system.
It seems your mobo is working fine (I thought that maybe you wanted to replace it because it was defective or something). If it was up to me I wouldn't pay any dime on this system. Especially since you won't even use the full power of the new mobo (which is the 800 MHz FSB).
I'd patiently wait and get the new AMD system you're talking about.

On a lighter note, please fill in your specs so people can help you better. Click on "User CP" on the left hand side of the upper menu and then go to "Edit System Specs" and fill in what you can.
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