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Fed up with AMD

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Sinzer, Jan 17, 2003.

  1. Sinzer

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    Another AMD CPU blown for me (4 chips blown over 18 months with 2 motherboards) this time my new thermaltake 7+ slipped off the clip when turning it upright. I think I have had enough of this bang for buck processing power and will now defect over to INTEL.

    Anyone got any recommendations for a P4 motherboard, I was looking at the Asus P4PE, really want something that is fairly cheap and reliable, not after huge power. Budget is about 200 quid I believe a P4 2.0 Ghz is about 100 squids?

    Also, anyone have any experience with the Globalwin 802 case and a P4 mobo??? I remember when I first set it up, it came with some funny mod that mentioned something about Pentium mobo's am I getting senile? Or can I just chuck in the P4 mobo without any pfaffing around?
     
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    Funnily enough I have a P4 2ghz running on a Gigabyte GA-8IEXP motherboard, this has USB 2, RAID connector, onboard sound and network all on the motherboard.
    Also have this all in a Globalwin 802 case, temps are about 32c at this moment

    Gigabyte m/bs are so stable and blue!!!!! I have not used the P4 Asus board but they have rave reviews.

    Adam
     
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    A mechanical failure this time then?
     
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    I've given up with AMD mainly because of VIA chipsets. I have 3 systems with VIA chipsets and I can't get the 4in1 drivers to load properly on any of them. I've had so much trouble that I just won't buy another MOBO with a VIA chipset
     
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    have a look at the sis chipset
    i used via before, but shift to sis as i upgraded to a athlonxp.
    It works good for me and they are much cheaper.
    Yeah and be sure to fix the fan welll, lol!
    (thats things that happens....)
     
  6. Desmo

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    Wait, I have a cunning plan. Buy a mobo without a VIA chipset ;)
     
  7. nutcase_1uk

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    I'm using an Intel D850EMV2L board in my '802 and it fits fine.

    2.25GHz. chip (I think!)

    Current temp according to Intel active monitor:

    CPU: 36c System: 38c System fan: 2600 rpm.

    Rock solid mobo. Pretty quiet as well. No northbridge fan etc.
     
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    Get an Nforce combo pack, I got an Nforce mobo and Ti4200 pack and get no problems whatsoever with nvidia's own drivers.
     

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