View Full Version : I am cluless. What motherboard do I get for Athalon?

12-18-00, 07:57 PM
I am building a computer for my dad. I want to use an Athalon at about 8 or 900 mhz. What brand mother board should I get. Price?
Thanks guys!!

12-18-00, 07:58 PM
Asus A7V or Abit KT7 for Socket A T'birds...

12-19-00, 12:08 AM
Actually, the MSI K7TPro2 is more stable, and probably cheaper. But it doesn't have RAID support if you're into it.

12-19-00, 12:27 AM
I dont know Tiger, I have hear many people who lost 150mhz on an OC when switching to the MSI board. I sure enjoy my KT7 RAID.


Duron 600 @ 1000mhz
OCZ Monster 2 Heatsink
256mb PC133 Infineon 222
10 gig
Aureal Vortex 2

12-19-00, 04:13 PM
I prefer intel myself but have dabbled with amd with machines I have had to fix and the kt7 has been the most reliable as well as flexible. This has just been my experience as I have only really worked with about 8-10 different amd boards. But, I have seen some SWEET machines on kt7 and I am not even a fan.



12-20-00, 02:52 AM
It's NOT 'Athalon'! It's Athlon

haha, NEWBIE

And get a KT-7 Raid, but it's socket A for Thunderbirds

If you are refering to a regular Athlon SlotA then that's old and outdated now

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12-20-00, 03:50 PM
Originally posted by Brent:

If you are refering to a regular Athlon SlotA then that's old and outdated now

On the contrary. I just built my new sys with a 650K7 and it more then trippled my performance in every benchmark that i used on my old 500 Celeron. It's really not that bad of a machine. And some ppl said thet the ATI Rage Fury Pro was outdated. With alittle tweaks I score more then 4000 3D Mark Points. It's just how u run the stuff I guess. Or maybe I'm just lucky http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/wink.gif