Just Bought First MB/ Need Processor Help!

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  1. Mr. Monopoly

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    I just bought my first (New) motherboard! YAY! It's a New QDI Superb 4FX Socket 478 ATX Board .:wavey: I really liked it's no nonsense design and $24 price tag. :rofl: I now need help on deciding on a processor. I want to know what is the fastest processor (P4 and Celeron) it will support, and will it handle those new 3.6 GHZ processors I've heard so much about?
     
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    erm rtfm....should tell you everything you need to know
     
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    Why would you buy a motherboard if you didn't know what processors it supports?
     
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    ahahahahahah SiS chipset aahahah roflmfao. You got ripped off.

    and no, you can't use a 3.6 GHz chip on that. The 3.6GHz P4 is LGA-775, not PGA-478
     
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    What's the fastest processor I can get for it?
     
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    the FASTEST chip that will take is a Northwood Pentium 4 2.8 with 533MHz FSB. That chip isn't even made any more!

    you cannot run a prescott. You cannot run anything higher than 533MHz FSB.

    Why did you buy that board? You have no SATA, no NIC, no Firewire, poor board layout, some google searching revealed this board suffers compatibility issues due to poor layout causing the ATX connector to not fit properly in some cases, as well has horrible memory bandwidth.

    Not to mention you can only use ONE (yeah only 1) stick of DDR-400. OUCH!

    My honest opinion is to not use it. Sell it if you can... but go buy a better mobo!

    With such great brands as Intel, MSI, and Asus, why would you try to save money on that board? An MSI 865 Neo2 is $30 more, but offers an Intel 865 chipset, a 3-year warranty, and a host of features.
     
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    Well it has an 800 FSB, why won't it run the 3.0 processors? I'm trying to gather information so I can tell the seller to relist the item!
     
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    PS, how (besides the manuals, which aren't listing the processor compatibitly) can I tell what processors it will support, intel just says 428 pin and 800 mhz fsb...
     
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    I believe you mean 478 pin...

    and that board states it will work with 533MHz FSB chips -- NOT 800MHz chips.
     
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    This QDI Superb 4FX supports socket 478 Intel Pentium 4 and Intel Celeron processors with 400/533/800 MHz Front Side Bus. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6725203565 <---- Did the seller slip me the shaft?
     
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    well, your first mistake was considering a mobo with an SiS chipset. Your second mistake was a no-name brand. Third mistake was a board with no features.

    your last mistake was trusting the description in an ebay auction.


    This is what I get from reputable sites (same list found everywhere):
    Supported Processors:
    Support Pentium4 Socket 478(Williamette-478 and
    Northwood-478)
    Support Intel P4 Willamette-478 at
    1.4/1.5/1.6/1.7/1.8/1.9/2.0 GHz
    Support Intel P4 Northwood-478 at
    1.6A/1.8A/2.0A/2.2/2.26-533/2.4-533/2.5
    /2.53 533/2.6/2.66-533/2.8-533 GHz
    Support Intel celeron at 1.6/1.7/1.8/1.9 GHz

    I mean this in the nicest way possible : Cut your losses and go grab a better mobo. Stick with Intel (my recommendation) or MSI or Asus. Regardless of manufacturer, always get the Intel chipset, too... the 865 is what I'd recommend to you.
     
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    Okay, thanks for the help. I'm gonna kick the guys ass for the false listing, and then get a decent mobo. Any particular (kinda cheap, on a budget) mobo you suggest?
     
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    I'd spring the cash on the MSI 865 Neo2... Costs about $60 retail -- so you may find it cheaper. But honestly, I'd buy it retail or from a *reputable* online store, such as newegg.... it's worth the couple extra bucks.
     
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    :werd: Even a cheap-ass ECS board would be better than an outdated eBay board.
     
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    While I do agree that an ECS board would be better than what he has, I would NOT, I repeat, *NOT* recommend an ECS board.

    please do not go buy an ECS board.
     

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