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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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
the s939 option but if want to save money on electricity get the pentium m thingy
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.