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November 17, 2004 3:24:10 PM

Hi all

After having tested my memory with memtest and replacing the power supply, my system still got random 'file missing' and Screen-of-Death errors. Then, it would not even power up for more than 3 seconds. I assume my mobo
has gone for good.

My specs:
ASUS a7n8x dx
AMP Athlon 2500+ XP Mobile (Barton)
1GB Corsair 3200LLC Twinx
ATI Radeon 9800
A broken 80GB WD 8MB IDE Drive
48x Lite-ON CD/RW

I decided to move on and want to buy a new mobo/chip.
Can you guys help me find the biggest bang for the buck,
helping me reuse my parts above?

My budget is about 300 dollars.

Thank you for your help.

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November 17, 2004 8:37:48 PM

disconnect ALL drives & power up into the BIOS... if you can reach bios & its doesnt crash, its more likely the HDD...

if its the Mobo, do you want a Athlon64 system or just a new mobo for your current CPU ???

Personally if U go 64 bit, make sure its Socket 939... more life in that line than the 754...

Trust me I know what I'm doing... ooops, grab the cat...
November 18, 2004 3:49:26 AM

Thanks for your answer.
Well, before I replaced the power supply, I took out
the IDE drive I thought was troublesome and put in
a sata/150.
First all was good, soon didnt recognize it or have
random crashes again. So I thought it was the power supply.
But then that... So, really, moving on...

You think I can get a Athlon64 and Mobo under 300 bucks?
What models are you thinking of?
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November 18, 2004 4:42:47 AM

u can get them for just over 300. the k8n neo2 platinum on pricewatch is about 135 and the A64 is about 194 also on price watch

Remember, there are no stupid questions, just stupid people.
November 18, 2004 8:07:03 PM

I looked at the K8N Neo2 Platinum (939) and I liked
it. It is around 130 bucks and now I need a A64 proc
for less than 170. Researching on...
November 18, 2004 8:52:10 PM

How much is the 3000+ in the good ole USofA?
November 18, 2004 11:26:04 PM

u can find the A64 3000 OEM for 150 and retail for 170 approximately.

Remember, there are no stupid questions, just stupid people.
November 18, 2004 11:27:53 PM

161.99 incl. Shipping (0.99) from
Yep, I couldn't resist. Bought the
Neo2 Platinum (939) and the
A64 3000+ 939 90 RT (implies Winchester core)
for under 300 bucks. That was easy. Thank you all
for getting me started again.

Replacing the a7n8x-dx and the Barton 2500+ Mobile,
this will be my future config (not overclocking this time):

Antec TruePower 430
400/ATX 64 (939)
CPU AMD 64 |3000+ ATHLON 939P 90 RT
Radeon 9800 64MB (good enough for cs-cz?..!)
Disk dependant on outcome. (Hoping secretly to find money for a sata/150)

Can anyone give me pointers to whether this
will work and how well? How about tuning, what are the general considerations? I am sure there is a sticky somewhere...

Thanks a lot again