Originally Posted by pauldovi
I understand, ASUS rocks,
here is an ASUS board that meats all of you requirements. I used this board to do a build for a friend, great board:
ASUS P5LD2-VM Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $101.50
That's actually the one I was looking at already. I guess I left off the -VM in my title
But glad to hear that it's a good board.
Do you remember if it's like our boards where it can only boot from a PATA drive if it's on the main ATA bus, and that's the only one that reads optical drives?
I didn't even think of it until last night, I'll be re-using their PATA (although it might be fried, I have to check it out tonight, it wasn't working in an old enclosure of mine, have to plug it into my system directly). But they have 2 optical drives. My guess is it's the same, since it uses the ICH7 southbridge, which means I'll have to break the news that they have to spend MORE money as I'll have to buy a SATA drive. That would be easier if their drive is actually dead, but sad as they never back anything up and there's lots of pictures on this drive.
Originally Posted by pjlietz
I believe that board needs a bios flash to work with any of the 'xx1' model cpu's. I'm not sure, I know one of the P5xxx's do, I'll check at work in the morning and let you know.
Thanks, I'd appriciate that. If it does, can you let me know which BIOS it needs so I can get it ready? I can always pull my Presler out and use it to run the system and flash the BIOS. Or maybe I'll get lucky and it will come with the right BIOS already loaded