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Fixing my computer, what should I buy?

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February 20, 2006 5:17:52 PM

A little over a week ago my computer died, if you want you can read about that in this thread

Long story short my processor is dead and I'm stuck with a socket 478 motherboard.

I came up with two options

Option #1
Asus CT-479 adapter + Pentium M 745 Dothan

Option #2
ASRock mobo with AGP and PCI-E
Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego

Both of these options would cost a little over $300.

The main problem is I'm stuck with a 9800 Pro AGP card which I don't want to upgrade at this time. I also don't want to put one of those terrible Prescott processors in my computer. I can either go with a Pentium M and keep everything I have now or get that other motherboard and be covered when I want to upgrade my video card.

What do you guys think?

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February 20, 2006 5:37:35 PM

Hands down, unarguable: Get the s939 mobo but save some $, get the 3200+, and use that towards a new video card.

~~Mad Mod Mike, pimpin' the world 1 rig at a time
February 21, 2006 2:18:00 AM

the s939 option but if want to save money on electricity get the pentium m thingy
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February 27, 2006 1:49:56 AM

If you're considering the Pentium M 745, get the Athlon 64 3200+ Venice. It's only around 7W more in real world use, with similar performance and a much lower price.