Replace damaged Asus A7V266-E with?

Discussion in 'Asus' started by Let them eat beef, Aug 28, 2004.

  1. I wish to replace this venerable Asus m/b with a Socket A replacement &
    want to reuse my XP1800+ CPU & Crucial 2x256MB 2100 RAM at least for the
    time being. The question is - with what?

    S3 standby under WinXP must work as it does with my current m/b (waking
    from S3 USB mouse not critical as I'm happy to carry on using the PS/2
    port) & Firewire isn't a current requirement. If I'm to stick to the
    devil I know, the A7N8X-E is overkill on price but would prefer the
    option of SATA which counts out the lesser spec'd variants, this seems
    to point to the well priced VIA A7V600-X. Possible alternatives to Asus
    seem to be MSI. Anyone got any thoughts on a suitable replacement?
    Let them eat beef, Aug 28, 2004
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  2. Let them eat beef

    BUFF Guest

    ABIT NF7-S V2.0 is on special at Scan over the weekend - £53 inc VAT.
    BUFF, Aug 28, 2004
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  3. BUFF - typed:
    Thanks for that but the NF7-S2G lacks a horrid little NB fan & appears
    to be cheaper. I'm reading up on the Asus A7V880 as well.
    Let them eat beef, Aug 30, 2004
  4. Um where talking about the NF7-S 2.0 ? not the NF7-S2g differnt board
    =mate :)

    Orbital Defence, Aug 31, 2004
  5. Orbital Defence - typed:
    As I've been finding out from threads on the Abit group :) I could
    always prise off my Zalman NB hs & fit it on a NF7-S 2.0 as it glues on.
    Forgot I'd removed the NB fan/hs & for the amount of heat generated, I
    could have saved myself the effort 'cos I could just removed the fan
    header for adequate cooling. The Abit may be a different matter of
    Let them eat beef, Aug 31, 2004
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