I recently found out I have a failing motherboard on my system and am going to need to replace it. At this time Im not financially able to upgrade the other components but plan to next year, so I want to get a quality motherboard that will allow for the greatest amount of expansion in the future. I'm currently using an Epox 8k7a which I believe is a 133 FSB.
The parts I'm stuck with for now:
Athlon XP 1600
2 sticks of 128 MB crucial 2100 DDR RAM
Geforce 2 Vid Card
What motherboard will give me the best opportunity for expansion of better CPU and RAM in the future?
I would go with almost any of the nforce2 boards. Youll be able to upgrade to the barton core, faster ddr memory and use the latest video cards. Which board depends on your budget. I have had good luck with the MSI boards. Others with Asus, aopen, etc. Take your pick.
Thanks for the response guys, Ill give the 8rda a shot.
Ive been having alot of problems with the computer randomly shutting itself down or restarting. Very very annoying. Tested the Memory and all other parts with no success. Even reformatted the hard drive to make sure it wasnt a software issue.
I posted on the AMDMotherboards forum for Epox Motherboards about the problem and had several responses on things to look at. Found that I had some capacitors leaking and bulging. Since nothing else fixed the problem, it looked like the mobo was it.