My mobo died :wtc:

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  1. EkriirkE

    EkriirkE Zika Xenu OT Supporter

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    One day when rebooting a windows update it all went to BSOD hell (random errors, never the same each time). Linux will not boot with random IRQ sync errors. Bootable OS on CD will only boot to completion 5% of the time, and then just halt. I managed to run memtest with no errors. I removed all add-on cards, drives, resetting CMOS/BIOS defaults then disabling all components in BIOS. No workie :( I was really thinking up upgrading now, anyway...

    What was: Asus K8VM800 + AMD somethingorother (64bit, single core) + 2GB ram (1x1G+2x512M) + ATI Radeon 9800 Pro All-In-Wonder (TV tuner + 128M)

    Thinking of replacing with these:
    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=6956125

    • I don't need fancy graphics, the 9800 worked perfect for the games I played... heck It even ran Doom3 just fine with decent settings when it came out. I liked the TV tuner, but I'll just get a USB stick to replace that functionality.
    • I DEFINATELY need multi core, I was growing sick of managing apps' process priorities to get things done. Why not go quad? I mostly do web & program development, graphics and video editing on this machine, including non-persistent virtualisation.
    • The 2GB was working OK, but I needed more sometimes(especially when I was using FF2 :mamoru:).
    • Old setup utilized the SATA RAID (1) for the primary OS and documents (my other drives contain the pr0n and other can-be-lost items)
    • I have 3 legacy PCI cards I'd like to keep (PCMCIA bridge, HDTV tuner, WiFi: if a better board is out there that has just 2 PCI for me I can sacrifice this card)
     
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    EkriirkE Zika Xenu OT Supporter

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  3. Doomsday

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    avoid the USB TV Tuners if you can. they suck and break often.
    go quad
    ram is cheap
    P35 is so last year. get a P43/P45 board.
    I checked newegg,.... right now, Gigabyte boards offers 2 PCI slots. Asus, Biostar, and MSI offers 3 or 4 PCI slots.
    Abit and Intel/Foxconn will be releasing their new boards this week or the next. I believe some of them will have 3 PCI slots.
     
  4. P07r0457

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    get an intel.

    don't get a fucking asus or biostar.
     
  5. Netwit

    Netwit Pass the Kerbango

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    I got a amd 9750, gigabyte 790x-ds4 for $310. :dunno:

    Pretty good price... Vista gives me a 5.9
     
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    Netwit Pass the Kerbango

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    You can get a 3870 for $120 on new egg too, spider platform ftw.
     
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    why?
    should have returned it
     
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    EkriirkE Zika Xenu OT Supporter

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    No reviews on this one yet, should I go for it?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131322

    If i get that one I can nix the raid card
     
  9. Sailor Jerry

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    What is it with you and all the Asus hate? :rofl:
     
  10. Netwit

    Netwit Pass the Kerbango

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    So that I could get lectured by someone and return it, duh.
     
  11. awns729

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    i would say find the motherboard with the HIGHEST possible reviews you can. if 100 people gave it 5 eggs, they most likely aren't wrong.
     
  12. Doomsday

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    if you checked the reviews on the other Asus P45 boards, some received no problems, some DOA.
    that's very typical for Asus. if it works, its awesome. if not, its hell.
    i'd hit it, but that's me.
     
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    i don't like shitty products that break.
     

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