Suggestions for replacing old motherboard?

Discussion in 'Abit' started by Gary, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Gary

    Gary Guest

    I'm looking for a replacement for a faulty motherboard, but have no
    wish/finances to upgrade at the moment.
    A direct replacement (for the old ASUS A7V600) isn't possible except for
    refurbished models which I'd prefer to avoid.

    Processor is an Athlon XP2500+ and five PCI slots are required.

    Any suggestions are welcome, note it doesn't have to be a ABIT (or ASUS)
    motherboard.

    Regards,
    Gary
     
    Gary, Jan 1, 2009
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  2. Gary

    Guest Guest

    "Gary" <> wrote in message news:gjic2p$q33$...
    > I'm looking for a replacement for a faulty motherboard, but have no
    > wish/finances to upgrade at the moment.
    > A direct replacement (for the old ASUS A7V600) isn't possible except for
    > refurbished models which I'd prefer to avoid.
    >
    > Processor is an Athlon XP2500+ and five PCI slots are required.
    >
    > Any suggestions are welcome, note it doesn't have to be a ABIT (or ASUS)
    > motherboard.
    >
    > Regards,
    > Gary


    Gary, I'll be watching this thread, because I'm not aware of any
    current desktop motherboards that have 5 PCI slots.

    Just out of curiosity, what cards are installed in this system?
     
    Guest, Jan 1, 2009
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  3. Gary

    Kent_Diego Guest

    > I'm looking for a replacement for a faulty motherboard, but have no
    > wish/finances to upgrade at the moment.
    > A direct replacement (for the old ASUS A7V600) isn't possible except for
    > refurbished models which I'd prefer to avoid.
    >
    > Processor is an Athlon XP2500+ and five PCI slots are required.
    >
    > Any suggestions are welcome, note it doesn't have to be a ABIT (or ASUS)
    > motherboard.
    > ..

    Keep looking on Craig's List until something used comes up. Maybe you can
    get a replacement for $10 or free.
     
    Kent_Diego, Jan 2, 2009
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  4. Gary

    Eeyore Guest

    Gary wrote:

    > I'm looking for a replacement for a faulty motherboard, but have no
    > wish/finances to upgrade at the moment.
    > A direct replacement (for the old ASUS A7V600) isn't possible except for
    > refurbished models which I'd prefer to avoid.
    >
    > Processor is an Athlon XP2500+ and five PCI slots are required.
    >
    > Any suggestions are welcome, note it doesn't have to be a ABIT (or ASUS)
    > motherboard.


    Not 100% sure - depends on the stepping etc of your CPU and CPU bus speed
    but a KT7A might just run it. It certainly runs an XP2400+ and ought to run
    the 2600+ with the larger cache.

    Graham
     
    Eeyore, Jan 3, 2009
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  5. Gary

    Gary Guest

    Thanks for the replies. The PC in question belongs to a friend of mine who
    lives in Serbia and she's since bought a used one which will hopefully do
    the job.

    For those who were wondering, the cards she has are:
    1. Video card
    2. Audio card
    3. WinTv card
    4. Skystar 2 card
    5. Firewire

    As someone still using a 5 PCI motherboard with a similar range of cards,
    this is also a reason why I haven't bothered to upgrade for a while.
    Obviously Firewire connectivity is the easiest to take care of in her list,
    but the rest would require pointless expenditure, just to duplicate what she
    already has.

    Regards,
    Gary
     
    Gary, Jan 3, 2009
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  6. Gary

    Wes Newell Guest

    On Sat, 03 Jan 2009 13:59:37 +0000, Gary wrote:

    > Thanks for the replies. The PC in question belongs to a friend of mine
    > who lives in Serbia and she's since bought a used one which will
    > hopefully do the job.
    >
    > For those who were wondering, the cards she has are:
    > 1. Video card
    > 2. Audio card
    > 3. WinTv card
    > 4. Skystar 2 card
    > 5. Firewire
    >
    > As someone still using a 5 PCI motherboard with a similar range of
    > cards, this is also a reason why I haven't bothered to upgrade for a
    > while. Obviously Firewire connectivity is the easiest to take care of in
    > her list, but the rest would require pointless expenditure, just to
    > duplicate what she already has.


    Well, the video, audio, and firewire can all be integrated into the new
    MB, thus leaving her with only the need for 2 PCI slots. Most, if not all,
    current new MB's have at least 2 PCI slots along with at least 2 PCIe
    slots.

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    Wes Newell, Jan 3, 2009
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  7. Gary

    Gary Guest

    "Wes Newell" <> wrote in message
    news:gjoe0k$q29$...
    > On Sat, 03 Jan 2009 13:59:37 +0000, Gary wrote:


    > Well, the video, audio, and firewire can all be integrated into the new
    > MB, thus leaving her with only the need for 2 PCI slots.


    Ick! That's okay for most users, but some of us need much higher quality
    audio cards than the basic integral types. Likewise with integral video. The
    only acceptable thing from that list would be firewire, until the spec. of
    that changes again, when you'd need a new motherboard... ;)
     
    Gary, Jan 4, 2009
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  8. Gary

    Wes Newell Guest

    On Sun, 04 Jan 2009 11:20:00 +0000, Gary wrote:

    > "Wes Newell" <> wrote in message
    > news:gjoe0k$q29$...
    >> On Sat, 03 Jan 2009 13:59:37 +0000, Gary wrote:

    >
    >> Well, the video, audio, and firewire can all be integrated into the new
    >> MB, thus leaving her with only the need for 2 PCI slots.

    >
    > Ick! That's okay for most users, but some of us need much higher quality
    > audio cards than the basic integral types. Likewise with integral video.
    > The only acceptable thing from that list would be firewire, until the
    > spec. of that changes again, when you'd need a new motherboard... ;)


    I'm not into sound much but many have HD audio that supports both analog,
    digital, spdif, and optical audio. As for video, if she's using a PCI video
    card now, I'm pretty sure the newer integrated video would be just as good
    if not better. And there's always the newer PCIe slot for newer much more
    powerful cards. Personally I use the onboard video with no problems at
    all. And I watch HDTV from all of them, which is all I care about.

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    Wes Newell, Jan 4, 2009
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  9. Gary

    Eeyore Guest

    Gary wrote:

    > Thanks for the replies. The PC in question belongs to a friend of mine who
    > lives in Serbia and she's since bought a used one which will hopefully do
    > the job.
    >
    > For those who were wondering, the cards she has are:
    > 1. Video card
    > 2. Audio card
    > 3. WinTv card
    > 4. Skystar 2 card
    > 5. Firewire
    >
    > As someone still using a 5 PCI motherboard with a similar range of cards,
    > this is also a reason why I haven't bothered to upgrade for a while.
    > Obviously Firewire connectivity is the easiest to take care of in her list,
    > but the rest would require pointless expenditure, just to duplicate what she
    > already has.


    PCI video ! ?

    Graham
     
    Eeyore, Jan 5, 2009
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  10. Gary

    Gary Guest

    > PCI video ! ?

    Um, I think that's actually a high-end MPEG video encoding card, but I may
    be wrong...
     
    Gary, Jan 5, 2009
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  11. Gary

    Gary Guest

    "Wes Newell" <> wrote in message
    news:gjr32n$btk$...
    > On Sun, 04 Jan 2009 11:20:00 +0000, Gary wrote:


    > I'm not into sound much but many have HD audio that supports both analog,
    > digital, spdif, and optical audio.


    The key thing is for something with built in ASIO 2 support, recording at
    24-bit/96kHz and also a very high SNR. ASIO is possible with 'conusmer'
    cards but a dedicated sound card offers the very low latency required.

    Thankfully card specs are much better than they used to be, but there's
    still a need for more specialist cards for use by musicians and sound
    engineers.

    Regards,
    Gary
     
    Gary, Jan 5, 2009
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