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A poll:which mainboard do you prefer most????

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May 22, 2002 8:09:10 AM

I'm from China,and I have a question:which mainboard do you prefer most?in China most people prefer ASUS,MSI.and I think Iwill is good enough,so what's your opinion?

I want HAMMER but I can only afford celeron

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May 22, 2002 11:59:18 AM

I have an ASUS A7V333 + RAID - great board. I'm really happy with it.

A7V333 + Raid
512Mb PC2100ddr
3 x 40Gb HD(2 in raid 1 spare)
and a good old Geforce 256ddr

Oh, I'm sorry. Did I accidentally blow your head off.......again?
May 22, 2002 4:03:08 PM

you should have made this post in the "Polls" forum....just letting you know...
anyways...i've always liked asus and abit...both very fast and very stable.

<b><font color=red>ATI</font color=red>'s drivers are like a broken faucet, they both keep on leaking...</b> :cool:
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May 23, 2002 5:20:52 AM

oh,that's only an accident,when I wrote this one,I didn't see that poll forum.:-)

I want HAMMER but I can only afford celeron
May 23, 2002 5:30:05 AM

IMO Asus and Abit.

:lol:  <b><font color=blue> Everyone has to be somewhere. <font color=blue></b> :lol: 
May 23, 2002 5:44:42 AM

I've always bought Asus boards. Overall they've been awesome with the exception of the K7M. The P2Bs and A7Vs were great.

I'm now looking into getting the A7S333 or the A7V333. I can't decide yet...
a b V Motherboard
May 23, 2002 11:52:43 AM

All my computers are Abit (KT7, KA7-100, and a socket 7 board I can't remember the name of) until ECS released the K7S5A, which I just couldn't pass up bang/buck wise. Got it a week after release for only 60 bucks.
May 24, 2002 9:30:30 AM

Get the A7V333 with RAID not the A7S333... I BRIEFLY compared them so I am not positive but the A7V version looked to have more features...

AMD XP 1900+
Geforce 3 TI 200
PC2100 512MB
May 24, 2002 8:52:44 PM

Before you buy one, check out the thread about the a7v333 and the 1800+. Mine is totally non-functional. I suggest the gigabyte board, since that is Tom's top rated board with the 333 chipset anyway.
May 26, 2002 5:52:17 AM

If ur gonna use P3 than go for Intel D15EEA2 i got 1 and love it stable and best performer =)

"Giving Up is the step towards failure"
May 26, 2002 7:04:38 AM

Um, there have been alot of reports of problems with Gigabyte's BIOS with their version of the KT333........

I would have to agree with all of these people, in general Asus and Abit are both good. MSI is also ok, and so is Tyan.
a b V Motherboard
May 26, 2002 9:40:26 AM

My least stable "quality" brand boards have all had Abit written on them. Having said that, I'm trying to buy an Abit board right now. They haven't been bad, just not as stable as say, my Intel boards.

What's the frequency, Kenneth?
May 26, 2002 5:10:25 PM

Asus seems to be the most popular but don't they overclock the fsb on their boards before leaving the factory? I haven't read anything positive or negative about intel boards. I'm considering the d850emv2l...anyone have opinions on it?
May 26, 2002 5:44:56 PM

the best overall board out there right now is gigabyte.
amazing how no one mentions one of the top 5 motherboard makers in the world. "Gigabyte GA-7VRXP: One of the Best" - tomshardware. and you can read about it here, <A HREF="" target="_new">;/A>

i have a gigabyte board i wouldn't buy a different brand ever. I like what they produce and it's by far very stable and coems bundled with a lot of stuff. no skimping from gigabyte!

<A HREF="" target="_new"> My Rig </A>
May 26, 2002 7:42:49 PM

You have trouble with stability with Abit boards? Generally, I have found them hard to get dialed in especially with regard to AGP settings. Once dialed in Abit boards have been really stable and their overclocking ability is legendary.

I can't think of a good signature so I'll use this one.
May 26, 2002 8:16:17 PM

Ok, but just remember, you asked for it.

Also, there is at least one item under the Hardnews section, but that's updated daily with about 5 links each day, and I'm not going to bother manually searching for an item that is at least 1 week old to show there have been complaints about gigabytes compatibility problems.
May 26, 2002 8:37:39 PM

lol! that has to do with dual bios .. considering if you mess up an abit board with out dual bios you have no recovery option .. so your arguement is misleading once again .... i read that and you know what? Here is the conclusion!!!

"Conclusion: Less Burden and Costs for Support

In our last comparison, the fact that dual BIOS gives users more room to flash and modify BIOS was downplayed. When an error occurs while flashing, dual BIOS gives users the chance to restore the original BIOS without a lot of hassle. For standard mainboards without dual BIOS, if an error occurs during a flash procedure, then the only option is to send it back to the manufacturer. "

lol what crap dude! This is your rhetoric and false accusations and stuff that you made up. there is no compatibility problems? what are you talking about?

<A HREF="" target="_new"> My Rig </A>
a b V Motherboard
May 26, 2002 10:49:48 PM

Well, you have to remember that Intel motherboards are not supposed to be overclockable.

What's the frequency, Kenneth?
a b V Motherboard
May 26, 2002 10:51:54 PM

My LX6 didn't run with stability with most AGP cards. I sold it with a PCI card. My BE6-II won't even boot unless I set the memory at it's slowest timings, and I'm using Crucial Cas2.

What's the frequency, Kenneth?
May 26, 2002 11:26:20 PM

Right now, I'll stick with the Asus A7V266-e. I'm waiting for a 333 board to rise to the top (but from what I've seen the Iwill looks good).


<font color=purple> I doubt, therefore I might be </font color=purple>
May 27, 2002 2:49:51 AM

EPOX 8k3a+ here
sweet board. nuff said :smile:

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