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I just bought this mother board. I was planning on using it with a LGA 775 single core Pentium 4 2.8 ghz, that I already own. http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?inv...-FM-BO&cat=MBB

I also own a this a Biostar http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/...t.php?S_ID=370. It would go with an AMD Athlon 64 x2 5000 Black Edition, tha I also own.

Which of the two would be better for HTPC. It would go with a HD 4350 GPU that I just bought for this purpose. I also own an Nvidia 8400 GS.

Guide me plz. TY
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post #2 of 9
i would go with a dual core. My brother has that mobo and its pretty good.
post #3 of 9
i´d use the Biostar and the 5000be, also the 4350 is a little better than the 8400gs.
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post #4 of 9
If you are planning to use linux go with the 8400 but otherwise stick with the 4350
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Im going to use windows 7.
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post #6 of 9
Definitely go for the Athlon 64 X2 5000+ and HD 4350.
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post #7 of 9
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The only problem I have with the Biostar board is that it doesn't like Radeon cards. I used to have a 4670 that is now in another computer and it would recognize during start up and once it went into Windows the screen would go black. That's why I put the Nvidia in it. It comes with Nvidia 6150 integrated graphics. Do I have to disable this when going to a Radeon Card?
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Originally Posted by fonzy View Post
The only problem I have with the Biostar board is that it doesn't like Radeon cards. I used to have a 4670 that is now in another computer and it would recognize during start up and once it went into Windows the screen would go black. That's why I put the Nvidia in it. It comes with Nvidia 6150 integrated graphics. Do I have to disable this when going to a Radeon Card?
Yah you probably should set the gpu as primary in the bios so it doesn't even use the IGP.

I find it hard to believe that the board doesn't like raedon cards. Maybe it was just a setting. If you already own it then all you gotta do is test it out.
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Roger that will keep you posted.
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