What motherboard should I get for an AMD Athlon XP 3200+?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Punkrulz, Nov 1, 2004.

  1. Punkrulz

    Punkrulz Somewhat eXPerienced

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    Hey guys,

    I am going to be upgrading my computer to the AMD Athlon XP 3200+. I would upgrade to the AMD 64, however I received a free water cooling kit from Danger Den and Xceleratorgaming [http://www.xceleratorgaming.com], which the block will work up to the XP Series of Processor... if I expanded to the 64bit, I would have to get a new block and I don't want to do that right now.

    So I am upgrading as far as I can go within the XP Series. One of the problems is that since I have very little time on my hands with working two jobs and fire fighting, I have not had the time to research what boards will accept this processor, what's good about them, what kind of features, memory, etc... so this is why I am here.

    What kind of motherboard do you guys recommend for the Athlon XP 3200+? Can you describe what memory will fit on it? Features, links, all is appreciated!
     
  2. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    So what are you going with, the 64bit or the XP?
     
  3. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe. Best you can get fro Socket A.
     
  4. Punkrulz

    Punkrulz Somewhat eXPerienced

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    As I stated I'm going with the 3200+, because I dont' want to have to upgrade the water cooling set...
     
  5. toretto

    toretto Mentally Absent

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    i have an xp 3200 in a gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro2

    Gigabyte GA-7n400 Pro2

    read up on this, it rocks,
    currently is running two wd120jb's in raid 0
    has 1 gig of crucial pc3200 ddr in dual channel mode.

    i installed the coolermaster jet 7 blower on the cpu
    and i installed a northbridge blower on the northbridge and cooling fins on the southbridge.

    it has the 120gb drives in raid 0
    a 40gb on an ide channel for mp3's
    a dvd dual layer burner
    and a dvd rom.

    it only has an ati radeon 9500 in it right now. but it is a sweet maching.
     
  6. chaos945

    chaos945 Moderator

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    I'm waiting for the last of the socket A's to hit that special price.

    I use the Asus A7N8X Deluxe Rev. 1.04 now and its great, despite a few onboard jeebees with my early revision. The new one is supposed to be even better.
     
  7. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    I have 2 Asus A7N8X Deluxe boards. Great boards. Very stable.
     
  8. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Gigabyte GA-7VT600 1394 and it rocks!
     
  9. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    Oh and switch out the 3200 with an Athlon XP Mobile 2600