View Poll Results: What Mainboard do you have?

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  • Acorp

    1 0.36%
  • Albatron

    37 13.36%
  • Aopen

    32 11.55%
  • ASRock

    69 24.91%
  • Biostar

    44 15.88%
  • DFI

    25 9.03%
  • Jetway

    16 5.78%
  • Leadtek / Winfast

    33 11.91%
  • PC-Chips / Amptron

    19 6.86%
  • QDI Legend

    1 0.36%
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  1. #1
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    Question What Mainboard do you have?

    Let us know what kind of mainboard you have.

    Please take the poll and select your brand (if one is missing, let me know) and also post what model you have.

    This will give us more insight as to what is out there besides the "big" players

    Killeroy.

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    "generic leader?"

    Looks Like Aopen MoBos are considered the generic leader!
    lol.....
    SIS745...
    No Mo' VIA fo' me......
    BoNeSaW!
    A643200+ Winchester939 ,ASRock K8 Combo-Z 1.50 BIOS , 1024MB-PC3200 Crucial Dual Channel,
    - LG GCC4480B 48xCDRW/DVD Combo and a BenQ DW822A - 8x DVD+/-RW
    6HDD =700GB of Dumpster Capacity !
    1-100GB & 1-200GB(WD)/8MB/7200rpm,2-80GB/7200rpm Maxtors,1-80GB/7200rpm Samsung ,1-160GB Seagate
    MaXtor 46GB USB2 Floppy!
    Promise Ultra100TX2
    Radeon AIW9600Pro 510GPU/372mem
    ALC850 onboard audio
    Speakers: Altec Lansing ATP3 ~1.44 Mitsumi FDD~Logitech USB Wireless Mouse & Kybd.
    X-Micro SuperG108Mbps WLAN , Stock HSF ~ 2 other 80mm fans... ~ Vantec 520 ATX PS~-W2kGold/IE6/SP4


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    Biostar M7NCG v1.4, and loving it as my carry around rig...
    [XPBOX]: AMD Athlon64 3200+ Winchester | Abit AV8 K8T800 Pro chipset | 1GB Kingston HyperX PC4000 (Hynix D5) | Sapphire Radeon 9800XT 256MB | 2x Seagate Barracuda ST380013A 80GB | Pioneer DVR-105 DVD-RW | LITEON LTC-48161H | VIA Velocity Gigabit Ethernet | Yeong Yang YY-0221 Black ATX Server Cube | 80mm fans x5 & 92mm fans x1 + 120mm fan | Tt Venus 12 @ 3300rpm | Robanton PWS-600W 600watt
    [A R I A]: AMD AthlonXP-M 2400+ @ 2.09GHz | Biostar M7NCG v1.4 Nforce2 IGP + MCP-T | 1GB (512x2) APACER (samsung) PC3200 | BBA Radeon 9800 PRO 128MB | Maxtor 6Y080P0 80GB w/ 8MB | LITEON LTC-48161H | SLK900A w/ variable 80mm fan | Antec ARIA SFF/mATX case w/ 300-watts
    [FILESERVER]: AMD AthlonXP-M 2600+ @ 2.3GHz | Abit NF7-S v2.0 | 768MB KingMAX PC2700 | SiS Xabre 400 | Maxtor 120GB + 60GB HD's | Generic ATX midtower | LG CDRW | CM Aero7+

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    Hey...

    Don't forget that infamous ECS K7AMA...
    Lian-Li PC60 rev.2 | Stock HSF | Core 2 Duo E7300 | Asus P5N-EM HDMI | XMS2 2GB DDR800| EVGA 8600 GTS | Sound Blaster X-fi Platinum | Corsair 450w

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    Well since I got bored with my Epox boards 2 and ECS 1, I decided to try an Asrock K7VM2 with a 1.3 duron on it. I don't know how well it O/Cs yet since I'm installing the O/S right now. It looks good and it booted right up for install so that is a good sign.

    G
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    4G XMS DDR3
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    1 120 ide boot
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    2 500g wd sata raid 0
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    Biostar M7VIB in my current rig. Biostar M7VIT Pro in the new one I'm building. I guess I've become "brand loyal" No, my M7VIB is a stable board, haven't had any problems out of it. Doesn't overclock all that well (half of which is probably because my processor is a palomino), but I've been happy with it. I can't wait to see how the new one does with a 2500+Barton
    "Old Schoolin'"
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    "He piled upon the whale's white hump the sum of all the general rage and hate felt by his whole race from Adam down; and then, as if his chest had been a mortar, he burst his hot heart's shell upon it."

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    I did the Biostar route....
    TRY to get wtty serv. when a product fails..... Just TRY I say....
    I am brand loyal too , until the compnay puts the screwz to you.....
    Windows ME???
    I have an oem copy I'd gladly sell for $50 with the COA , what a crashy , bug-riddled , file corrupting , useless , blue-screened , piece of filth that OS was..... even W95 was better than a fair margin.
    Running ME , how can you say stable about any hardware??
    Looks Like Aopen MoBos * were * considered the generic leader!
    Last edited by sfw1960; 05-31-2003 at 01:48 PM.
    BoNeSaW!
    A643200+ Winchester939 ,ASRock K8 Combo-Z 1.50 BIOS , 1024MB-PC3200 Crucial Dual Channel,
    - LG GCC4480B 48xCDRW/DVD Combo and a BenQ DW822A - 8x DVD+/-RW
    6HDD =700GB of Dumpster Capacity !
    1-100GB & 1-200GB(WD)/8MB/7200rpm,2-80GB/7200rpm Maxtors,1-80GB/7200rpm Samsung ,1-160GB Seagate
    MaXtor 46GB USB2 Floppy!
    Promise Ultra100TX2
    Radeon AIW9600Pro 510GPU/372mem
    ALC850 onboard audio
    Speakers: Altec Lansing ATP3 ~1.44 Mitsumi FDD~Logitech USB Wireless Mouse & Kybd.
    X-Micro SuperG108Mbps WLAN , Stock HSF ~ 2 other 80mm fans... ~ Vantec 520 ATX PS~-W2kGold/IE6/SP4


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    Originally posted by sfw1960
    I did the Biostar route....
    TRY to get wtty serv. when a product fails..... Just TRY I say....
    I am brand loyal too , until the compnay puts the screwz to you.....
    Windows ME???
    I have an oem copy I'd gladly sell for $50 with the COA , what a crashy , bug-riddled , file corrupting , useless , blue-screened , piece of filth that OS was..... even W95 was better than a fair margin.
    Running ME , how can you say stable about any hardware??
    Looks Like Aopen MoBos * were * considered the generic leader!
    Yes, I agree that it is a little buggy But I've got it to where it runs OK right now. But I am upgrading to the Student/Teacher version of Windows Office XP as soon as possible. I should have went ahead and put XP on last year when I has this computer built, but I didn't
    And I decided that if I'm going to be building a new computer, I don't need to put middle of the road stuff in it (I've decided to screw branding). So I put the M7VIT in this one, and am using the M7VIB-A for a DC cruncher with an ol' 1.2ghz duron.
    "Old Schoolin'"
    Intel 486DX/2 50mhz, OC'ed to 75mhz, 64mb DRAM, Seagate 1.2gb HD, 4X CD-ROM, 1mb 32K video, Sound Blaster Live!, Windows 95C.
    3dMark2001 score: 00

    "He piled upon the whale's white hump the sum of all the general rage and hate felt by his whole race from Adam down; and then, as if his chest had been a mortar, he burst his hot heart's shell upon it."

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    sfw1960 is offline Gubment CheeZ Connoisseur
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    I sure DO NOT want to try sounding like a know-it-all , but I am 131% sure officeXP is an upgrade for MS office [95 - 97 - 2000] NOT an OS but an app for Windows ... I'd would like to recommend however , that you spend the extra $40-50 on XP pro rather than XP home...
    According to my older brother , and from what I've seen , it IS that much better!


    http://www.newegg.com/software/

    I am going to XP pro with the next MB I buy - W2K isn't quite as stable [ or game friendly ] as XP , but waaaaaaaaaaaaay better that ME or any 9X platform !
    One of our maintenance men at work says:
    "It's like ice cream , if you've never had it , then you don't know what you are missing!"

    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...102-015&DEPA=6

    Good Luck!!!
    BoNeSaW!
    A643200+ Winchester939 ,ASRock K8 Combo-Z 1.50 BIOS , 1024MB-PC3200 Crucial Dual Channel,
    - LG GCC4480B 48xCDRW/DVD Combo and a BenQ DW822A - 8x DVD+/-RW
    6HDD =700GB of Dumpster Capacity !
    1-100GB & 1-200GB(WD)/8MB/7200rpm,2-80GB/7200rpm Maxtors,1-80GB/7200rpm Samsung ,1-160GB Seagate
    MaXtor 46GB USB2 Floppy!
    Promise Ultra100TX2
    Radeon AIW9600Pro 510GPU/372mem
    ALC850 onboard audio
    Speakers: Altec Lansing ATP3 ~1.44 Mitsumi FDD~Logitech USB Wireless Mouse & Kybd.
    X-Micro SuperG108Mbps WLAN , Stock HSF ~ 2 other 80mm fans... ~ Vantec 520 ATX PS~-W2kGold/IE6/SP4


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    Originally posted by sfw1960
    I sure DO NOT want to try sounding like a know-it-all , but I am 131% sure officeXP is an upgrade for MS office [95 - 97 - 2000] NOT an OS but an app for Windows
    s***e, you may be right. The way the package was reading, it was an OS system
    "Old Schoolin'"
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    3dMark2001 score: 00

    "He piled upon the whale's white hump the sum of all the general rage and hate felt by his whole race from Adam down; and then, as if his chest had been a mortar, he burst his hot heart's shell upon it."

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    Hey, looks like Biostar is edging ahaed. I heard many good things about them

    Keep 'em coming!

    Killeroy.

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    well...I dont have it yet, but its on order to replace the Epox 8RDA3+ that is a piece of crap right out of the box...

    http://www.amdboard.com/dfi_lanparty_kt400a.html

    I do also have:

    Gigabyte GA-7VRXP2.0 - not the fastest I am sure, but its damn stable...but one of the 'big boys' lol. Awesome feature-filled stable board though.

    ASUS A7V - yes! its still running! 23-7! (heh we shut it off for an hour a day to plug in another comp and run a program). 900Mhz, GF2 GTS, PC133 512MB, SB Live 5.1...and its still playing UT2003, Freelancer, Eve-Online, everything.

    I'm hoping this new DFI is the monster I been hunting under my bed heh =)

    BIOstar always seemed like a cheapo crap board to me (PC Chips brother heh). I'm not flaming at all. I just remember the lil store I worked in FL that 50% of the dang things came back with ugly problems...but then again, that was 3 years ago also...I just never took them being a performance board, mainly an OEM basic board. Tell me im dumb! I get foggy in my old age lol.

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    In my specs. Fast as can be w/modded NB.

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    Looks Like Aopen MoBos are considered the generic leader!
    I would hardly consider AOpen a generic motherboard, they make high quality products. In fact, although they are not extreme overclockers, I would say they are better boards than Abit, Asus, Epox, etc., etc.. They use very good components.

    Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe - AMD Opteron 1212 HE @ 3.0GHz - 2 x 1GB Corsair XMS2 PC6400C4 @ 1000MHz 5-5-5-15 -
    BFG 7950GT OC @ 600/1600 - 160GB Seagate SATA2 - 3 x 300GB Seagate SATA1 - Enermax Whisper II 535w
    Heatware

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    aopen to me is like DFI...they make some excellent quality boards, but never anything special.

    Heck, my buddy still got an Aopen K6-2 500 machine running on an aopen board heh. Good stuff, just not full of goodies.

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