In December I plan to change the PC to an AthlonXP 1600+, and since I've seen awesome results by the KT266A, I wonder what mobos can I buy or will I be able to get soon, for the XP to run very well, at a lower cost than current KT266A mobos? Or what are the mobos that can run XP without problems, and that have a decent chipset other than plain KT266 which we all know fared badly?
I didn't find that mobo at their site. Only KG7. Is that one good? I mean can I rely on my technician to make one with XP, without problems? Since it has the AMD760 chipset, it seems decent. Also I want it to run Geforce 3 cards without probs, cuz some reported KG7RAID problems, may be related...
October 13, 2001 5:09:14 PM
I know a couple people who have the ECS K7S5A and they say it is very stable and it will support the XP. The best thing about it is that it has and onboard LAN and sound and it is around 60 dollars. I plan on getting one soon.
Wow the Gigabyte one sounds good, but the problem is they all have integrated sound! Is there any way to get such without audio, which adds to the price and a rather less performing card? I want to have a SB Live 5.1 soon, so I don't want integrated audio that adds $$$. And do they have any pricing yet?
I recommend the shuttle ak31 version 3.1 with the kt266a chipset. Games run much faster, and I was able to get the memory to run at 152. Adjustments in the bios for cpu multiplier, voltage, fsb, and ddram voltage. No raid, but for $90, it's only a few dollars more than the K7S5A.