it beeps after you see the post (where you see cpu speed, total memory, and ide devices)? never heard of such a thing but i'd guess it would be related to the temperature. 51°C is way too hot for a first boot. 60°C is too hot at any time.
Go w/ the GF4 Ti 4200 or 4400...the 4200 is the best in terms of value-$139 on pricewatch.com right now. And if you want ATI, go with the Radeon 8500 or 8500LE...they offer some bang for your buck. Either way DO NOT BUY ANY NVIDIA CARD WITH MX IN THE NAME. It's a waste of money (as I found out)
I wouldn't recommend them. Go with ASUS (A7V333, A7V266-E), Abit (Not sure of model numbers), Epox or Gigabyte...they're all really good brands...been hearing bad things about MSIs lately though. Read some reviews...all these boards come with lots of features (Via KT333 based boards have USB 2.0 onboard, some have RAID, Firewire, onboard 6 channel sound,ect.). Generally, go with the RAID version, you get most of the features that come with the board. Good luck hunting!
spoilt For choice then?I would personally like the asus?Cos
of the features onboard!!Plus the mobo i have asus a7a 266
caused me no end of trouble.First the ati card was,nt compatible,
cos the tv out feature.Then the ali agp drivers?It just goes on and on.BUT all sorted in the end and well worth it.