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November 13, 2009 12:36:48 PM

Hello There....

I am thinking of tossing out Intel P4 HT motherboard and move to AMD based....but, like to resue my current hardware, like ATI Radeon, TV Tuner, wireless keyboard and mouse.... I am looking for suggestions if it's a good idea to get AMD motherboard or get new box....

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November 13, 2009 9:58:51 PM

What are you planning on using it for? Budget?
a b V Motherboard
November 13, 2009 10:27:20 PM

^Agreed to that, but also; what are your current system specs (graphics card name and model, psu, ram, etc.)?
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November 21, 2009 3:22:23 PM

ikhan209 said:
What are you planning on using it for? Budget?


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Baisc home activities - burn videos to dvd, watch TV/movies, stream media to my HT system,

Basic application development - build web based applciations, self host personal website

Budget - less than $250
November 21, 2009 3:27:55 PM

pepperman said:
^Agreed to that, but also; what are your current system specs (graphics card name and model, psu, ram, etc.)?


Hardware
Base processor
Pentium4 540 (P) HT 3.2 GHz
800 MHz Front side bus
Socket LGA775

Chipset
Intel 915P

Motherboard
Manufacturer: Asus
Motherboard Name: PTGD1-LA
HP motherboard name: Puffer-UL8E

Memory
Component Attributes
Memory Installed 512 MB (2 X 256)
Maximum allowed 4 GB* (4 x 1GB) requires the replacement of the installed 256 MB DIMMs
Speed supported PC3200 MB/sec
Type 184 pin, DDR SDRAM
DIMM slots Four
Open DIMM slots Two

Hard drive
250 GB SATA
7200 rpm

DVD Burner
8x DVD(+/-)R/RW DL drive

DVD-ROM drive
Maximum speed: 16X

Modem
PCI K56flex data/fax modem

Video graphics
ATI Radeon X300SE
128MB DDR memory
PCI-E (Express) interface

I/O Ports: VGA, Composite, S-Video (S-VHS only - integrated TV encoder)
TV-Out support
Television
TV tuner card with FM tuner
Sound/audio

Integrated Intel High Definition(TM) audio (Azalia)
Realtek ALC 880 chipset
THX certification support
8-channels for Full Dolby 5.1/6.1/7.1 surround sound support with Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Speakers
HK Subwoofer 0.1 (1 subwoofer, 0 satellite)
Network (LAN)
Integrated 10/100 Base-T networking interface
Power supply
AC input voltage (47-63Hz):
100-127V/8A
200-240V/4A
DC output wattage: 300 Watts
Memory card reader
Supports the following cards:
Compact Flash I
Compact Flash II
SmartMedia
Memory Stick
Memory Stick Pro
MultiMediaCard
Secure Digital (SD)
Micro Drive
XD Picture Card (xD = extreme digital)
External I/O ports
I/O ports on the front panel
Port type Quantity
USB (2.0) Two
9-in-1 media card reader One card with four slots
IEEE 1394 One
Headphone One
Microphone One
S-video One
video/audio in One

I/O ports on the back panel
Port type Quantity
USB (2.0) Four
IEEE 1394 One
Audio One each (line-in, line-out, microphone)
Parallel One
LAN One
VGA (monitor) One
PS/2 (keyboard, mouse) Two (one each)

Expansion slots (total)
Slot type Quantity
PCI Three (one available)
PCI Express One (occupied)
DIMM Four (two available)

Drive bays (total)
Bay type Quantity
5.25-inch, external Two (both occupied)
personal media drive bay One (available)

Remote control
USB infrared receiver
Keyboard and mouse
Premium wireless keyboard
Premium wireless optical mouse

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a b V Motherboard
November 23, 2009 11:06:46 PM
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If you keep everything but the mobo, cpu, ram, and gpu, this setup fits right into your budget, and represents a sizable upgrade in performance.

Mobo- Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H AM3 w/ integrated HD 4200 GPU (much better than the X300)- $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU + Mem combo- Athlon II X2 2.9 GHz + 4 GB DDR3 1333- $146
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

The total is $236 not counting shipping.

If you choose this path (upgrading parts within the box), you will need to obtain an OS install cd/dvd, since your recovery cds/partition will not work properly with the new mobo (driver conflicts).
November 25, 2009 2:51:59 PM

pepperman said:
If you keep everything but the mobo, cpu, ram, and gpu, this setup fits right into your budget, and represents a sizable upgrade in performance.

Mobo- Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H AM3 w/ integrated HD 4200 GPU (much better than the X300)- $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU + Mem combo- Athlon II X2 2.9 GHz + 4 GB DDR3 1333- $146
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

The total is $236 not counting shipping.

If you choose this path (upgrading parts within the box), you will need to obtain an OS install cd/dvd, since your recovery cds/partition will not work properly with the new mobo (driver conflicts).




Thank you for the response. looks like a better choice.
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