Looking for a new Mother Board

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  1. ffxhub

    ffxhub OT Supporter

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    I've had 2 Gigabyte Motherboards go bad on me in the last 3 months so I need something new!

    What do you guys recommend for under $200?
     
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    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    uhh. Can't recommend you anything without knowing what socket.

    And Gigabyte FTW.
     
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    I'd stick with Gigabyte but after having 2 go bad, I want something else. Not having my main computer for 1-2 weeks each time sucks ass!

    Here are some more specs on what I'm looking for.

    LGA 775
    Quad-core / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo / Pentium
    1600/1333MHz FSB
     
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    Hate Crime Don't Hate OT Supporter

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    You sure they went bad.. and it's not something you did? Pretty rare for 2 bad ones.
     
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    Skankin' We are Ginger. We do not forgive. We do not forget

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    I say Gigabyte also. My board is still running strong after almost a year.

    If 2 have gone bad, I would look at other causes as stated above.
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i would think that maybe a power supply could be causing them to go bad

    oddly enough, i've actually had a hard drive destroy 2 computers. something went horribly wrong with the hard drive. it made the power supply smoke. i didn't know it was the hard drive at first, i thought it was actually just a bad power supply. i put the hard drive in another computer to test it out and it shut it off right away. rma-ed it and all is well


    i have a gigabyte board, works great. also have an xfx board that works just fine. both are running e2200 chips
     
  7. ffxhub

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    Maybe it is something I'm doing, but I just can't figure it out.

    First board lasted me almost 11 months, never had it off for more then a few hours, went away for a long weekend in September and decided to turn the machine off. When I got home MB was done.

    Got my new board and had it working just fine for a few months, went away last week and turned the machine off again for the week, when I came home all it will do is turn on for 5 seconds and then off in an infinite loop.....on/off, on/off.

    What would make the boards work just fine for months, until they are turned off for an extended period of time????
     
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    did you reset the cmos and/or pull the power supply plug? All rev 1 P35 Gigabyte boards had this problem at one time.
     
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    Tried, with no luck:o
     
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