This group gave me some excellent help a couple of weeks ago, so here I\nam again. See what you get for being nice?\n\nIn my previous message I talked about replacing my 1.9 GHz P4 on an Asus\nP4T-E with a 2.8 GHz P4. Well, it's working great, just as advertised.\n\nNow I'm left with a spare P4 processor, though, and I've just learned\nthat I really need to replace Mom's computer. So I'm thinking -\- since\nI really want to replace my current mid-tower with a desktop case\nconfiguration -\- I'm looking at an Enlight 7200.\n[URL]http://us.enlightcorp.com/products/pc/detel.php?kind=pccase&serial=70[/URL]\nWhy? Because it will fit better in my computer cabinet. I can put it\non a sliding shelf and push it back into a well-ventilated area below\nthe desktop surface. Right now the mid-tower is sitting beside my\nmonitor and it's loud and I'd rather have my printer in that space\ninstead of down on the sliding shelf.\n\nOK, but that's not my question. I want to put a new motherboard in my\nold case, using my 1.9 GHz P4. I'll also have to buy some memory.\n\nI figure if I get a mbo that includes video, sound, LAN, and USB, all\nI'll have to add is a hard drive (I have a nice-sized spare sitting in a\ndrawer) and a CD-ROM (I have a spare sitting in a drawer -\- actually a\n2x Pioneer DVD-R), and maybe a floppy drive ( or thereabouts) and a\ndecent 56K modem which she'll use until we get her a cable modem.\n\nI've read through the list of Asus socket 478 mbo's here:\n\n[URL]http://usa.asus.com/products/mb/mbindex.htm[/URL]\n\nBut I'm going crosseyed. When Asus brags like this for example:\n\n"Leveraging the Intel 848P chipset to support 3.6GHz+ P4 CPUs on 800MHz\nFSB, DDR400 memory, Intel Hyper-Threading technology, and a full-range\nof advanced features, the P4P800S delivers a full-value,\nhigh-performance solution for today's most demanding tasks."\n\nDoes that mean the board would also support my 1.9 GHz CPU? I chose\nthat description just as an example. The point is that the Asus site\nseems to talk about only the fastest CPUs its boards will support, but\ndoesn't talk about backwards compatibility.\n\nHere's the bottom line question: Does Asus make a board that would suit\nmy needs for Mom? She won't be playing games, won't be overclocking,\nwon't need RAID, won't need lots of bells and whistles. I just want a\ndependable board with sound, video, LAN, support for an EIDE hard drive.\nWhich Asus board would best suit my needs?\n\nThanks.