Some quick opinions on what everyone recommends. I'm looking to upgrade next week, So far I'm stuck on Via's KT266a chipset, But my co-worker is telling me AMD's chipset might be what I want for stability. I'm not looking to overclock, maybe sometime in future I might. But right now it won't make a difference to me.
Right now I'm looking at getting one of these boards:
ABIT KR7-RAID , Soltek SL-75DRV2 and the Soyo SY-K7V (Dragon Plus!)
I'm looking for stability and speed, I'd rather sacrifice speed for stability though.
FYI, Soyo will be coming out with a Dragon Ultra in mid March or there abouts which will be the same as the Plus, excepting DDR333, ATA133, and USB 2.0 support. I'm not ready to get my MB yet, and probably won't be till at least March or later, so waiting works for me. It may not for you. YMMV, as they say.
Don't get any motherboard using those chipsets.
Instead, get one that uses either SiS' 745 chipset or Ali's Ali Magik 1 (revision-C) chipset. Those are the chipsets to look for if you want stability and compatability.