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Thread: best mobo to pair with a 2.0a (no oc, just 100% stability)

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    best mobo to pair with a 2.0a (no oc, just 100% stability)

    I'm looking for a motherboard to pair with a P4 2.0A

    There will not be any overclocking, but there will be gaming and stability is an absolute must. Standard ATX form factor with AGP, DDR, at least 3 PCI, at least ATA/100, and under $110.

    I'm not familiar with the Intel P4 chipset boards so I'm asking you guys since I've seen a couple of you buy some.

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    Well Id say match Intel with Intel. The Intel D845PEBT2 on the 845GE/PE chipset doesnt look too bad. I dont know how much the board runs though.. Im sure there are people with much more knowledge than me, just giving some quick feedback
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    my msi mobo is 100% stable. I think it's the 6398 ultra aru. No problems at all.

    Most motherboards now will give you that with the intel chipset in my limited eperience.
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    I've foudn that it's more important to have good ram and enough power for stability. Of course a good mobo too, but usually it's the ram or power that causes problems.
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    tyan is a great board for stability!

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    I'd have to say that an Intel board should be the most stable, but dunno bout the costs.
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    http://www.gamepc.com/shop/product.a...=ASUS%5FP4B533

    Asus = stability and quality.
    Intel chipsets = stability and compatibility. I'd be all over the 845e.
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    If you don't wanna OC, then don't get an Asus, cuz their boards OC the FSB by at least 2Mhz even if you set the FSB to "stock" speeds.
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    Backed up by a reputable hardware reviewer:
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    I'd get an Intel board. They are one of the most stable i would think. Basically its reference design meant 4 the chipset. Im sure it wont overclock but you dont want to anyways.
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    Buy Asus with Intel chipset, That way you have the stability and the little kick Asus add's to the board anyway. JMO
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    What do you guys think about the Abit BE7?

    Newegg has it for $105 and it has onboard sound/lan
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