New motherboard [ AGP 4x ]

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Cosmin, Aug 4, 2002.

  1. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    Well , if you remember from my post ( " Leadtek Geforce4MX 440 driver problem " - on Driver sheet ) I had major problems after upgrading to this card . Tested all kind of driver but nothing ..

    So I've took a look in BIOS , in this way maybe I could change somethin' and I've saw the terrible : AGP was selected to 2x . I've changed it to 4x ( this is normal , am I right ? ) but my computer wouldn't even start ( black screen , cooler working ) . Reset BIOS and all came to normal .

    Now my intention is to change my actual mobo (KT266) ECS M830 Sis 735 ( that is not working with 4x ) with a new one (KT333) : I have 3 choises in my mind :

    1) Asus that supports AGP 4x
    2) Epox that supports AGP 4x
    3) MSI that supports AGP 4x

    or any else . The definition of the new mobo must include :
    - stability
    - performant
    - DDR memory or SDR with DDR ( both )

    Huge thanks for all your help ! :)
     
  2. Malius

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    If you're looking for a new KT333 Mobo, take a look at Toms Hardware:

    http://www17.tomshardware.com/mainboard/02q2/020509/index.html

    Although they have rated the Gigabyte GA-7VRXP as the top in the category, I've read numerous posts that this board has more problems than any other!

    I chose the Soltek SL-75DRV5 for a couple reasons.

    One: The ability of the board to detect and handle thermal overloads (ABSII)
    Two: Rated fairly high on all tests perfomed.
    Three: Didn't have unnecessary features that I don't need.
    Four: Has an awesome software package.
     
  3. Cosmin

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    very useful web site catch , thanks ...