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parse27
11-21-02, 10:52 AM
i've been looking at mobo's lately for an athlonxp 1600.

seems like there are lots out there..question is, which is the best mobo for an athlonxp 1600?

is the A7V266C any good? is the A7N266VM okay?

thanks guys, your help would be very much appreciated :D

LT-73
11-21-02, 10:55 AM
If you want a stable mobo that will oc that xp1600, get an Epox 8K3A+. They're cheap right now. It has the 1/5 divider and no volt mod needed.

A_old
11-21-02, 10:55 AM
Epox 8k3a+
Abit KR7a-Raid

I wouldn't buy a KT400 mobo yet. wait for KT400a based or go nForce2 based

LT-73
11-21-02, 11:05 AM
Originally posted by Amro
Epox 8k3a+
Abit KR7a-Raid

I wouldn't buy a KT400 mobo yet. wait for KT400a based or go nForce2 based


Right on the mark!! :nod:

parse27
11-21-02, 11:25 AM
okay, i read up on the KT400...looks nice alright...so what you guys are saying is that any board that has the KT400/KT400a chipset is the best irregardless of brand?

i suppose with different boards with the KT400, the question question then becomes what peripherals and added features the board offers right?

i got lotsa questions, you see guys...i want to get this right the first time around...

again, your replies will be very much appreciated :D

Brent
11-21-02, 11:40 AM
i see nothing wrong with the KT400 chipset

i like it

LT-73
11-21-02, 11:52 AM
For the XP1600, the KT333 chipset will run better, you won't see any performance gain with the KT400. If you're planning on getting any of the new xp's like the 2400 and up, you might want to get the NForce2. Just my 2

Brent
11-21-02, 12:02 PM
Originally posted by LT-73
For the XP1600, the KT333 chipset will run better, you won't see any performance gain with the KT400. If you're planning on getting any of the new xp's like the 2400 and up, you might want to get the NForce2. Just my 2

if you already had a kt333 then yeah i'd see no advantage (other then agp 8x) to go to kt400

but if you don't, and you have something a lot older, or nothingn at all, there is NO reason NOT to get a mobo based on the KT400 chipset

cgram23
11-21-02, 03:27 PM
I say, if you're going to upgrade, do it right. The nforce2 looks sweet. If you go with the A7N8X deluxe, you may not see a performance boost now, but you'll be set to upgrade for the next couple of years. It's got SATA (which is set up to RAID), it'll support up to the 333 cpu's, and is loaded with built in usb2.0, firewire, nic, and a kick ass onboard sound that doesn't hog cpu time.