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Best mobo replacement w/ kt133a chipset or better?

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September 12, 2003 2:01:16 AM

Hey all,

I have the following setup:

Motherboard: MSI KT7 Pro2-A with VIA kt133a chipset
Processor: AMD Thunderbird 800mhz

Motherboard is dead. (Voltage regulator) I want to just replace my old motherboard with a good substitute and continue to use old parts.

Must support: SD PC133 ram, Ultra DMA133, under $50 (I don't care if it's OEM), and don't really care if it's the same chipset.
Any suggestions on another board?

Thanks to everyone for your knowledge and expert advice.
September 12, 2003 3:27:21 PM

Don't know enough about it to recommend it just saw it recently it mentioned recently so I'll pass it on.

ASRock K7-VM2, VIA KM266 chipset (derivative of KT266A)

- Both SDRAM and DDR (not at the same time)
- USB 2.0
- LAN
- builtin video (ProSavage8 - yuck!) but has an AGP port
- ATA133
- MicroATX (don't know if that's a plus or minus for you).

$50 + $6 shipping at Newegg.com.

The ECS K7S5A PRO is also worth mentioning (again no experience here). SIS 735 chipset.

- SDRAM & DDR (also not at the same time)
- USB 2.0
- LAN
- ATA100
- Full ATX (well, 5 PCI slots).

$47 + free shipping at Newegg.com


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