What Amd 64 mobo and processor?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by lad_in_brum, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. lad_in_brum

    lad_in_brum OSNN Addict

    Birmingham, UK
    I'm thinking of upgrading next month and going for a amd 64 mobo and processor.

    Which mobo and processor do people suggest? cost of both <£200

    I was thinking of the 3200 939pin processor but havent a clue on what are good mobo's

  2. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

    Fort Worth, TX
    First off DO go for the 939. The 754 isn't worth the money, it's markedly slower due to the single channel memeory interface.

    There used to be significant difference in performance between brands but they are all within 1-2% now. Reliability is about the same too. All you are really looking at anymore is the warantee/support and the MB features. So pick the feature set you want, find some MB's and then compare price vs warantee.

    Check the vendors support website to see if the site is fast and has bios and driver updates readily available.

    As for chipsets last I checked NF4 is top with VIA close behind, then SIS and ALI are a distant third.

    "Top names" are ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, ABIT (no particular importance to the order I listed them). The second stringers are ECS, Chaintek, Soltech, Aopen.
    I am using, or have used every type, and the only difference between the top and second stringers is support, options and price. I've had top quality ones crap out and second stringers last forever.
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