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any All-in-One mainboard avilabe for K7 system

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a b V Motherboard
November 11, 2000 6:51:51 PM

Is there any all-in-one mainboard avilable for AMD Thurderbird system?
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a b V Motherboard
November 11, 2000 8:06:34 PM

No there isn't anything like an i810 chipset.
November 11, 2000 8:34:19 PM

Why would you ever want a All-In-One motherboard unless you are just using it for businesses. All-in-one motherboards seriously limit you when it comes time to upgrade.
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a b V Motherboard
November 13, 2000 2:43:08 PM

But all in ones are great for cheap, no need to ever upgrade systems. Like for the wife, the parents....
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a b V Motherboard
November 15, 2000 11:40:56 AM

Amen to that, 'Reaper....you really, really don't want one. An even BIGGER problem with all-in-ones is that the graphics chip shares memory with the system and that slows things to a crawl. You'll never get the full potential of the CPU or the graphics core, no matter how good either one of them may be.

My oldest daughter's system is a Celery 466 with an all-in-one mobo (PC-Chips 748LMRT....yes, I know it's garbage) and my 3 year-old has a K6-2 366 (nudged). Anyhoo, I can plop an S3 ViRGE on the 366--not a ViRGE GX or DX, but the original, slug-slow ViRGE 325--and it will STILL outrun the 466 on any D3D software.

Bottom line: All-in-one boards slow everything to a crawl. If you bought a cheep video card on a basic motherboard you'd be much better off.

Have fun.

-OCPlaya
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