Please HELP choosing a mobo for a P4 2.53

Please, i want to buy a P4 2.53A with 512 DDR333 and a Radeon 9700 PRO. What motherboard can fit in these specifications?
I thought about getting an ASUS P4S533 but it can be used only up to 2.2 GHz.
I have no interest in overclocking or additional stuff (as firewire, raid..).
Just a stable and performance-wise MB.

Please help me anyone who can, i'm searching for a good MB for quite some time and couldn't find any to fit :(

Thanks and sorry my poor english.
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  1. For what it is worth, here is what I am looking at. I am in the same rig upgrade route as you:

    <A HREF="" target="_new">Gigagyte 8SG667</A>

    And a review: <A HREF="" target="_new">An&Tech</A>

    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Fionavar on 09/20/02 02:43 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
  2. thanks!
    i never used this brand of motherboards, but this one is looking good...
  3. Do you know if this board works with DDR400 CL2?
    I know ASUS with the same chipset doesn't ...
  4. Asus P4S533 is the best for your needs in my opinion. It DOES support a P4 at 2.53GHz, the reason the box says up to 2.2 is because that was the fastest available at the time the board was designed. The P4S533 supports the 533MHz QDR FSB, meaning it can run your 2.53 just fine. I have one of these boards with a 1.8 (overclocked to 2.55) and Samsung DDR333 memory, it is a very stable and reliable chipset and high quality board. I'd highly reccomend it.

  5. You're wrong, the P4S533 supports all current P4's. The information on the Asus website is simply outdated, Asus does that a lot with their website.

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  6. Quote:
    Do you know if this board works with DDR400 CL2?
    I know ASUS with the same chipset doesn't ...

    I'm not sure - but try the thread connected to the article - the An&Tech guys are quite responsive to feedback on their articles. I'd like to know too, so I'll watch for your post. Peace.
  7. thats great! i will definitely get the p4s533
    thanks a lot guys
  8. I just set up my new system w/ a P4 2.53 Ghz on an Asus P4S8X motherboard, and an ATI Radeon 9700 Pro. Everything runs AWESOME. I did however have to install the BETA BIOS for that board: BIOS 1004.002. You can get this at the ASUS web site.

    The original BIOS was 1003A, but there is a known issue b/w this board (actually an issue with several 8X AGP mobos) and the ATI 9700. My symptom was random shut-downs. Like I said, once I flashed the bios to 1004, everything rocks! The board is loaded w/ features too.

    3Dmark2001 SE score: 13950.
    P4 2.53 GHz
    Asus P4S8X
    1024 MB DDR400 CAS2, Corsair
    80GB Wester Digital SE
    Lite-ON 48x16x48 burner
    Sony 52X cdrom
    Antec 480Watt PS
    Lian-Li Aluminum Case
    Microsoft KB and Optical Mouse
    Windows XP SP1

    It scored ~7900pts w/ 8x AA, 16x Antistropic Filtering

    Good luck! Let me know if you have any questions regarding this motherboard.
  9. Nice! So, does your computer run fine in AGP8X mode?

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  10. Thanks! Yeah, I haven't had any trouble whatsoever after flashing my BIOS (knocking on wood). I checked the BIOS and 3DMark2001 SE reports AGP8X setting.

    BTW, I just got MorrowWind to push the system and to try out a RPG for the first time. I'll let you guys know if any bugs pop up! (Still testing...burning in...etc...)<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Flyboy on 09/22/02 04:28 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
  11. cool :)
    i will use p4s533 on my p4 2.53, i hope it goes everything ok...
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