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April 26, 2003 6:38:48 PM

I just put a system together for my dad that I had laying around. It has a Compaq UWave2 motherboard. I am pretty sure the chipset is a KT133. Currently I am running an AMD Duron 900 MHz. Does anybody know the specs of this motherboard? I want to be able to upgrade to an Athlon.

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April 26, 2003 8:05:44 PM

Does it have 3 dimm slots, 4 pci slots, 4usb ports and the via kt 133 chipset? I have been looking it up and I have to register at the site I am currently at...which is only giving me a clue about this compaq board. Will get back if I see uwave2. So far it says amd & duron. I am at Motherboards.org. Would give full link but I don't no how to link it here.
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April 26, 2003 8:53:04 PM

Here is the specs that I know of. Three slots of ram, 3 PCI slots, 1 AGP 4X, onboard sound and video, and 2 USB ports.
April 26, 2003 8:58:48 PM

My board looks exactly like that, but mine is a UWave2 motherboard, not a Uwave.
April 26, 2003 9:12:56 PM

Dave also go to link in second message I sent you...it will take you to a thread......read it it says something about board really being uwave r which is the same as uwave.
I believe your main concern is seeing what the board can handle cpu wise, the jumper settings, bios info, etc. Look into these links good till you feel sure.

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by frewOFstew on 04/26/03 05:14 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
April 26, 2003 9:18:52 PM

Also, the pic I sent says 200mhz fsb...if it is uwave 2 that might make a difference...in bus speed...take it from here and good luck researching. If I see anything more I will get back.
April 26, 2003 9:35:08 PM

Thanks a lot. I was doing some searching on Compaq and it seems the Uwave2 can do 1.4 GHz. Sounds good. I guess I have to buy another power supply for it, because Compaq only put a 145 watt power supply in it. That will not make enough power for an Athlon. This was my system, until I said this is enough. Then I built my own. Too many problems with Compaq. Here is my system:

AMD Athlon XP 2400+
Asus A7N8X Deluxe
Corsair 512MB DDR 400
GeForce 4 Ti 4200
Western Digital 80 GB w/8 MB buffer
Seagate 20 GB
DVD drive
Plexwriter 48*24*48
Antec 1080 AMG case
April 26, 2003 10:11:59 PM

I'm curious did it say athlon 200fsb or 266fsb? And yes changing psu and such can make the project not worth it...unless you can find very good bargains!
Like your system very much! Never know what a person will reveal! LOL

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by frewOFstew on 04/26/03 06:16 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
April 26, 2003 10:52:26 PM

The board supports 200 FSB. Thats why I built my own system. So I could go with the 266 FSB Athlon XP. The board I got now supports a 400 FSB Athlon. Thanks a lot for the info.
April 26, 2003 11:03:21 PM

Thanx for getting back. Wow, that gf4 ti4200 must be rocking...I have the ti4200 128mb on a shuttle ak35gt2 with xp2100+ can do 333 but have trouble with cheap ram...so backed off to 266...and I see the difference in shooters...I don't get as many before they get me...at 333 was faster...but comp kept reboooting. Your speed is my future dream! Anyway, it was an interesting search and I enjoyed looking. Thank You also.
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