Need advice on replacing my Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by answ3r, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. answ3r

    answ3r OSNN One Post Wonder

    I have a AMD XP 3200 that uses a Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe. However recently my computer stopped working for no apparent reason.

    After some troubleshootin I have placed RMA for the CPU and MB with AMD and Asus respectively.

    As anyone that tried to return products with this two manufacturers probably knows, both AMD and Asus have an appalling RMA service.

    So after both of these manufacturers refused to repair their products I decided that it was the time to change.

    I decided that if I have to buy a new motherboard for the AMD XP3200 it certainly wont be a Asus one.

    This is where I need some advice, does anyone knows what motherboard should I get to replace the Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe

    Thanks in Advance
  2. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

    London, UK
    I never had trouble with ASUS - I did with MSI - so maybe try Abit yourself? Hope you do not pay any premium for your needs though if they are the older socket and AGP - maybe try Ebay if you feel brave? Or a barebones could be another WTG....
  3. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

    FL, USA
    is asus's customer support really bad?
  4. Luck.exe

    Luck.exe Boobies?

    Longmont, CO
    What do you want in a motherboard? Do you want the best overclockability you can get, or do you want all kinds of bells and whistles or do you just want a cheap vanilla board with nothing on it except what it needs to run? :)

    I suggest that you go back to when AXP's were around and look on anandtech for good reviews on motherboards and see what they recommend.
  5. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

    Fort Worth, TX
    I've had bad experiences with every top end brand. Now I buy the cheapest POS I can get. If it sucks I throw it away and get another. If it works well. DAMN am I happy! :)

    A buddy who does the same just bought a feature packed SLI Jetway for cheap. Man is he happy. Works flawlessly. He and I usually get stuff like ECS or PCChips and have had less problems than with the Gigabyte, MSI's, etc. we've had.

    It's all a crap shoot if you're getting a good board. Day ot the week/month it was made, end or beginning of a produciton run, new workers at the plant, supplier dumping substandard parts, etc. Never buy a board made the day after Chinese new years...
  6. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

    Lehighton, PA
    lancer: what tech support ISN'T bad? i don't think i've ever had a worthwhile tech support experience from any company i've had to talk to. even tryin to figure out a minor problem with my Gateway monitor (the little image showing which monitor input it was recieving signal from would stay on screen for a lot longer than normal)...... the first things they told me.... were what just about every company tells you to try right off the bat. reset your BIOS. last i checked, monitor settings aren't part of the BIOS.
  7. answ3r

    answ3r OSNN One Post Wonder

    from lancer
    "is asus's customer support really bad?"

    from my experience yes.