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W2K & Vista Compatable ATX Motherboards?

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Last response: in Motherboards
March 25, 2009 7:09:33 PM

I have thousands of dollars worth of software that runs on my old Windows2000 Gateway from around 7 or 8 years ago,
and serves my purposes just perfectly. However, it's motherboard's capacitors are shot and I need to put together a new system whose MB is fully supportive of W2K (and preferably Vista if someday I wish to set up a dual boot or upgrade etc). To clarify, I'm not trying to keep my old box; I have a friend who can put together a new set-up for me from scratch. However, we both have become very frustrated in finding an ATX MB that is FULLY compatible with both OS's. We found a couple (for reasonable prices, but <boom> they are out of stock everywhere we look.) For me, a reasonable price for a motherboard is $200-ish, but not $500. I've exhausted Intel's website & offerings, but maybe someone versed in AMD could help... even if you can just offer a link to an AMD comparison chart that clearly shows which motherboards FULLY support W2K (and hopefully, Vista). Thanks!!!

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August 25, 2009 5:15:41 PM

I am also looking for a MB that still fully supports W2K.

Our company still rolls out W2K cause they don't want to pay for hundreds of XP licenses.
August 25, 2009 9:08:36 PM

We finally decided on the Intel D975XBX2, although we had issues with the onboard audio. For any reasonable price, we had to go to eBay, where one shows up about once a week.
Also, see this spreadsheet of compatibilities:

Hope this link helps.