i have a computer that i built myself out of used components.
c2d e6600 2.4ghz
wd 250gb sata
ultra 550w psu
geforce 6800 ultra 512mb pci-express
samsung pc2-4200 ddr2 ram 2x512mb (1gb total)
biostar p4m890 m7 pci-e
Also note its limited features - only 1 add-on card slot in addition to the PCIe slot for the graphics card - although maybe you don't need more. It also has only one ATA connector (will support 2 devices on 1 cable and only 2 SATA connectors. And it has only two RAM slots, so you can't add to the two sticks you already have - you will have to replace them to increase memory.
Are you planning to re-use the old memory? Did you check to see if it is on the compatibility list for the new board?
I would normally recommend getting a mobo with a few more options - especially 4 slots for memory and more room for add-on cards. But this system is fast becoming obsolete so I hate to recommend spending any more money it.
The new mobo seems pretty similar to the old. Why are you "upgrading"? Is the title serious that it is crawling with maggots?
no maggots actully involved. i have a new idea for a mobo, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
, but it seems a tad pricy just for four ram slots, buts that what i like about this one. however, i realized that since yes i plan to reuse my ram ( ihave 2x512mb and 2x256mb) its only pc2-4200, so this mobo wont support it. crud...whats a cheap mATX mobo (preferably newegg.com) that has 2 or 4 (hopefully 4) slots and supports the ram i already have and also supports my existing cpu, and also has at least 1 pci-express? thanks
I could not find anything meeting the qualifications including having 4 memory slots. I guess it is just too obsolete. I checked newegg, ZipZoomFly, and Tiger Direct.
The only boards at newegg supporting 533 Mhz memory are recertified boards with only 2 slots - and you would need to try to confirm that your particular memory will work. With anything 800 MHz and older there were more incompatibility issues then there are today.