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Seeking new mainboard. Seeking recommendations =)

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a b V Motherboard
January 17, 2001 3:44:16 AM

I am expecting a nice little refund check from Uncle Sam, so I have decided to do a little spending for a new server to replace the one I gave away for Christmas.

-Dual CPU
-one 64-bit PCI slot (66 MHz)
-one AGP slot (preferably AGP-4X, will settle for AGP-2x)
-non VIA chipset
-maximum pricepoint: $300 USD for the board

I've looked at a couple of Dual BX boards, and I wouldn't mind having one, but I can't find one with a 64-bit PCI slot @ 66 Mhz. (I have an extra Adaptec 39160 Ultra 160 64-bit PCI SCSI card and some Ultra-160 disks to put in it).

The board will be for a a box with Windows NT Server 4.0 / Windows 2000 Server (dual boot) running SQL Server 7 and SQL Server 2000, IIS 4/5 and a myriad of other services in a testing environment, so Windows 2000 compatibility is also needed, preferably a board on the HCL.

Any recommendations or advice is appreciated!


-Ima Supa

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a b V Motherboard
January 17, 2001 5:22:36 AM

Sorry, but I think your s.o.l. on the 64-bit PCI slot unless you get a server board.

Suicide is painless...........
a b V Motherboard
January 17, 2001 6:38:09 AM

Holly crapola batman! Now that's one mean board! I'll take one of those with dual PIII's and 4GB RAM please, what, the bill? Sorry.
Imagine if that board did support 4X AGP-and maybe even DDR! Now THAT would be a workstation!

Suicide is painless...........