I Hate Built In Stuff!
I miss the days that a motherboard was JUST that - a MOTHERboard for OTHER boards. IDE, Serial, Mouse - all on a different card (or cards!) I miss having 10 ISA slots! I hate having to rip the guts outta my system when Serial 1 goes tits up, rather than just replacing the serial card! And what is this nonsense with motherboards with modems on them? WTF? No thanks! And on-board video? Who needs it? Who wants it? Feh! and FEH again! "You can disable it in BIOS" you say? Well I should't have to.
I agree, I work in a harware maintenance workshop and every time something like the VGA, sound, ethernet or modem goes we have to replace the entire mobo... :-S
OK, obviously that's not *all* the time, but when it does happen it's a pain.. ANd I have noticed a lot of high street PC sellers using onboard sound/vga, so GOD HELP US ALL
PC Manufacturers use these types of boards to save money, as they won't have to purchase all the other cards to put in. It's a hassle when something goes wrong though.
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