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#1 Armed101

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 12:27 AM

Hi,
A friend of mine that doesnt know much about pc's needs a Motherboard that supports both AGP and is dual core capable he would like a AMD Processor but isnt that picky... So that he can hold out just a little longer till he can afford his new pc. What Motherboard is there that is out there that has all of those options? Thanks... Any info would be greatly appreciated!!

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 12:39 AM

I take it the person has a AGP video card that is intended to be reused.

Most motherboards you find that have a AGP slot & will run dual core CPU's is going to be based on older chipsets & more then like use DDR memory.
Yout friend would be a lot further ahead to get a newer motherboard with a PCI-E video card slot & uses DDR2 memory.
[Ironicly the newer DDR2 memory is less expensive then the older DDR]

A lot of the newer [even low budget] motherboards have onboard video as well as a PCI-E slot.
That means a person can build with out a video card & add one later.

Another plus is most PCI-E video cards are also going to be built with newer cores & better memory then the older AGP cards.

Most any half way decent PCI-E card will out perform almost any AGP card.
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Posted 05 March 2009 - 12:53 AM

To answer your question a ECS P4M800PRO-M (V2.0) will run SOME Core2Duo's , Has slots for both DDR & DDR2 [can't mix the types] , & has a AGP video card slot.

Note: The motherboard came in V1.0 & V2.0 .
ONLY the V2.0 will run the Core2Duo's .

Edited by fairjoeblue, 05 March 2009 - 12:54 AM.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 01:29 AM

Newegg has that motherboard.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 04:14 PM

Newegg shows it as "Deactivated" , meaning they no longer sell it.
That is to be expected since it is dated rechnology.

A personal opinion on Newegg "reviews" .

I have been buying from "the egg" a long tome.
One thing I have learned about their customer reviews is they have to be read & understood.
Many people buy a product & then complain it won't do what it's not supposed to or doesn't have features not listed in the specifications.

An examle is a person that buys a motherboard rated to run a C2D 2.13GHz CPU & then gives the motherboard a bad review saying,

"Wouldn't overclock my C2D 2.13GHz CPU to 5GHz" .

Reviews like that are unfair to the product.

Reviews complaing the product doesn't have features not listed in the specs are unfair .

When reading Newegg reviews only consider the bad reviews that indicate a legitimate complaint like,

"The onboard LAN quit working " .
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Posted 06 March 2009 - 02:30 AM

Oooops. I did a quick google to find one of these boards, a little too quick it would appear. :thumbsup: I was surprised to see it when the page opened, motherboards with AGP and advanced CPUs are getting rare. I will take a look and see what I can find.

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 02:41 AM

Being dated technology finding one in a "store" might be hard.

There are some listed on ebay,

http://search.ebay.com/P4M800PRO-M_Compute...OQ2dMQQsbrsrtZd

I buy off of ebay but I've used it long enough to know what to look for as far as sellers go.

If I bought one I look for a near perfect feedback rating
At least a No DOA guarantee
& I'd make sure it's v2,0 !
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Posted 06 March 2009 - 02:44 AM

BTW, I get a kick out of the little wistling guy ! :thumbsup:
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Posted 06 March 2009 - 02:46 AM

I won't purchase from Ebay any more, too many bad experiences. I don't care what the sellers credentials, there are just too many hurdles if there is a problem with the purchase. I'll stick to retail sales from a reputable seller thank you.

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 03:22 AM

I agree with dc3, there are just too many uncertainties to eBay for it to be reliable. If the buyer is willing to take the risk, go for it, but I know of someone still waiting for their eBay purchase three years after their order.

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 10:35 AM

Ebay is all about knowing how to buy.

In the last 3 years I've had to return 1 item because it wasn't right.
Since I paid through PayPal getting a refund was simple.

I understand that some just don't like ebay though.

Just for the record,
In the past few months I've RMA'd a new motherboard & memory kit to Newegg because they were faulty & that was more of a hassle then ebay !

I won't buy from "TigerDirect" simply because I have never got ANYTHING from them that actually worked .
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Posted 06 March 2009 - 12:01 PM

I would suggest that if you wish to expound on the virtues of Ebay that you start a topic in the Chat room. This is off topic and effectively is highjacking Armed 101's topic.

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 12:58 PM

I had no intention of "hijacking" the thread.
I had no intention of taking it "off topic" .

If you go back to post # 9 I'm sure you'll see how "hijack" & "off topic" got started.

If you are going to expound on your dislike of ebay perhaps you should start a topic in the Chat room.

All I did was mention that the motherboard is available on ebay since it probably won't be found in a store.

Edited by fairjoeblue, 06 March 2009 - 12:59 PM.

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