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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127202

Is this a good board? I know the I915 chipset isnt the best, but I need a chipset that supports PCIe and DDR1.
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post #2 of 13
seems ok to me man, abit's a pretty good company.
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post #3 of 13
Well, I personally don't trust abit one bit < lol.

but, I think you should get ANY brand other than ABIT,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130503
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go for asus
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post #5 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by lightsource
Well, I personally don't trust abit one bit < lol.

but, I think you should get ANY brand other than ABIT,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130503

...why don't you trust abit, I have one of their crappiest boards ever, and I was pulling off good overclocks left and right. The VT7 was the most finicky board ever (had lots of dual channel problems, problems with ram being incompatible, and problems with ATI radeon cards 9800 and up) and I never had a problem out of it, and hit 2.8 into windows with my 1.8ghz processor, and I also hit 3.2ghz into windows on the current processor I have in my profile...so yeah, I like abit just fine
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post #6 of 13
It is decent. You cannot run dual GFX cards, this is something I would put in my dad's computer. But if you get the right CPU, you can run 64 bit Vista.
post #7 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by myComputerSucksMore()
It is decent. You cannot run dual GFX cards, this is something I would put in my dad's computer. But if you get the right CPU, you can run 64 bit Vista.
I have a P4 640, so its 64 bit. But I may just go after a Conroe this summer.
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ch13f121
...why don't you trust abit, I have one of their crappiest boards ever, and I was pulling off good overclocks left and right. The VT7 was the most finicky board ever (had lots of dual channel problems, problems with ram being incompatible, and problems with ATI radeon cards 9800 and up) and I never had a problem out of it, and hit 2.8 into windows with my 1.8ghz processor, and I also hit 3.2ghz into windows on the current processor I have in my profile...so yeah, I like abit just fine
Because 1st. I bought the AV8 Deluxe, and I had to rma the board 3 times paying $5 each time becuase abit claimed that my board wasn't under warranty. All 3 rma times I got the same problem "30 minute screen saying 'DMI Pool etc etc etc'.

It ran my 3000+ Winchester 1800MHz @ 800MHz (unchangeable) so I had to go into windows @ 800MHz and I coulnd't play anything.

The second time I got it back from rma it didn't work at all, no power or anything (tried different psu's, memory, cpu) and still no go.

The third time they rma'd it, it worked great, no problems whatsoever.... 2 days later... my cpu dies, memory RMA, and a fan on the AUX_FAN header died as well... ABIT = Teh Suhxx
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post #9 of 13
ASUS P5GD1

there you go
post #10 of 13
I have that exact same board running in my 2nd rig. Well, I have the AG8-3rd Eye but the layout is the same.

it's great, I like it but in all honesty I think spending a few extra bucks for a 945P would be much better, $28 more for an ASUS 945P or a GIGABYTE 945P.

Or try even a refurb, 9 out of 10 is a great deal. From newegg that is.
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