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May 4, 2008 12:58:11 PM

I need to choose between two mother boards Gigabyte GA-945GCMX-S2 and Intel 945GCNL. I need your opinion on which company I should choose?

I thought Gigabyte is good company, But my friend saying Gigabyte motherboards will use 64 MB RAM themselves. (He is not technical person. He does have a system with GB board with 512 MB RAM. When seen windows system properties, it is showing 64 MB less there). If this is true, what might be the reason that Intel boards don't behave the same way?
May 4, 2008 1:08:27 PM

Why a 945 board? They have no upgrade potential by any stretch of the imagination and will not support newer processors. To buy a new one at this point would be IMO worthless and a complete waste of money.
May 4, 2008 1:38:52 PM

boonality said:
Why a 945 board? They have no upgrade potential by any stretch of the imagination and will not support newer processors. To buy a new one at this point would be IMO worthless and a complete waste of money.

Exactly, they're both bad, because they're both based on an obsolete chipset. You can get p35 those days for almost as cheap.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 4, 2008 1:57:10 PM

ckanth99 said:
...He is not technical person....


well there is your answer...
May 5, 2008 11:13:32 PM

If you choose a lower priced SIS 671 or VIA890 based boards from any brand they work faster and more CPU support!
945 is dead. and GC was too!
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May 6, 2008 3:46:41 AM

Both mobos suck, from the designation and the fact they show 64MB less, they have integrated graphics which uses some of the installed RAM. Buy a more modern motherboard. If cost is a major consideration then look at the Foxconn P9657AB-8EKRS2H which uses the more modern P965 chipset for $50 after a $10 rebate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186116


If you can spend a little more then consider the DFI INFINITY P965-S which has a better reputation than Foxconn where are considerd average to slightly above average. It's $80 no rebates to hassle with.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813136034
May 6, 2008 10:53:06 AM

For $90 you can get the Gigabyte P35-DS3L. Fantastic for the price
May 6, 2008 12:40:01 PM

for 65$ you can buy 7025 geforce besed boards from biostar/xfx that are good onboard MBs.
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