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June 9, 2008 10:55:05 PM

Hello guys
This is my first message in the forum and I wait your replies. I want to upgrade my motherboard but have no idea. I dont need a latest one as I will get a laptop computer until next semester holiday. Anyway, let me give details..
Card I am using atm: Acorp 4S845AP (6 PCI,1 AGP,3 DIMM,Audio)
Processor: Intel Celeron 4A, 2400 MHz(6x400)
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500(256 MB)
Rams: 768 SDRAM (i guess it has to be changed to a DDR one)
I would like to get one with an onboard audio on it -also onboard video card would be good. I m waiting your replies. Thanks in advance:) 

Iron_rock
June 9, 2008 11:37:11 PM

What do you plan to do with the new comp and budget?
June 10, 2008 2:04:16 AM

Mainly games but also i will use some programming softwares and photoshop. I need a fast mainboard
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June 10, 2008 2:43:47 AM

umm, u really need a new whole computer, about 700-800, whats your budget?
June 10, 2008 4:08:37 AM

I guess no budget as long as it does the above things?
June 10, 2008 9:49:24 AM

no, i just need a mobo that will use my graphic card and processor with max speed. i m using graphic card at 4x but i know it can be used as 8x. i will use it before i get a laptop next january. and budget is 100 $
a b V Motherboard
June 10, 2008 11:09:28 AM

^Dude, just use what you have for now, not worth upgrading.
June 10, 2008 11:33:33 AM

i have to upgrade as i cant use newer version of visual basic. it is so slow on computer and i will have programming classes next month
a b V Motherboard
June 10, 2008 12:21:22 PM

About $500.00:

CPU: Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2160

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX2

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L

RAM: Wintec AMPO PC2-6400

Graphics: XFX 8800GS

Hard Drive: Seagate Baracuda 7200.10 250 GB

Case and Power: Antec NSK4480B

Optical Drive: Phillips SPD2513BM/17 20X DVD Burner
a b V Motherboard
June 10, 2008 12:30:21 PM

There is nothing you can do to "upgrade" that system that will result in any benefit what-so-ever. It is money in the trash.
You can do a complete motherboard, processor, memory upgrade that will do what you need to do with horsepower to spare.
Start with this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It has excellent on-board video.
79.99
Add this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
59.99
and this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
39.99

Use your current case, keyboard, drives, monitor, etc.

For about $180, you have a system that will blow, and I mean blow away anything, for any amount of money you could upgrade on your current system. This is not by any stretch of the imagination a high end gaming rig, but it will suit your needs very well.
June 10, 2008 3:11:47 PM

thank you all but i think i didnt express my question well. i just need a motherboard that will suit things in computer and will make them run with their max speeds. yeah it is better idea to buy a new computer as u said, and i will, but there are at least 6 months for that and i want to use my old servant computer a bit faster
a b V Motherboard
June 10, 2008 3:28:26 PM

I guess it's a socket 478. They do not sell those any more.
You could try Ebay.
June 10, 2008 3:35:55 PM

thank you mate! i think they still sell in Turkey. thank you so much again:)  do u think that one is good for me?

# Intel Socket 478
# Intel Pentium 4/Celeron Processor
# Intel 865GV/ICH5 Chipset
# 800 Mhz FSB Support
# 3 X PCI, 1 X AGP 8X
# Intel Extreme Graphics 2 Onboard Graphics Card
# 2 Dual DDR 400 SDRAM DIMM Slot
# Onboard 2, Optional 4 USB 2.0 Ports
# 2 x S-ATA Ports
# 10/100 Mbps Onboard Ethernet Card
# Realtek ALC-655 6 Channel Onboard Audio Card
# CD-In Jacks(if i translated correct? :??:  )
# Micro ATX (21.5cm X 23.5cm)
a b V Motherboard
June 10, 2008 4:44:25 PM

Sounds good.
What is the brand?
June 11, 2008 1:07:14 PM


it is BIOSTAR 865GV MIC INTEL (865GV) SOCKET 478PIN MAINBOARD (01-BIO-004-00280)
a good one?
a b V Motherboard
June 11, 2008 4:10:57 PM

Wouldn't recommend BIOSTAR. I had 2 BIOSTAR boards die on me. Try and get a ASUS or Gigabyte.
June 11, 2008 4:45:06 PM

there r only 2 mobos. i cant find a Asus or Gigabyte. what problems did u face with Biostar?

and what about SC-478 MSI VIA P4M800?:
Serial Port 1
Parallel Port YES
USB Port 8X USB 2.0
Modem On Board NO
Structure MICRO ATX
AGP Support 8X
On Board Audio 6 CHANNELS
On Board Lan 10/100 MBIT
Processor Structure Socket 478
Supporting CPU PENTIUM 4
CELERON
VGA Onboard YES
Ultra DMA Support 133
Serial ATA Support YES
PCI Slots 3
AGP Slots 1
Memory Slots 2 DDR
a b V Motherboard
June 11, 2008 8:37:40 PM

The BIOSTAR board fried a MOSFET and blew a cap.
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