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Pentium D motherboard recommendations

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by havensal, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. havensal

    havensal Nozzle Jockey CLM

    Aug 14, 2003
    Western, NY
    A friend has a Pentium D mother board that has given up the ghost. I am looking for a new one with onboard graphics and 4 RAM slots. The only 2 I have found available so far are this one and this one.

    I haven't had any experience with either manufacturer. I trust Asus, MSI and Biostar. How are EVGA, ECS and XFX boards? :dunno:

    Know of any other options? :wavey:
  2. Big Al 24

    Big Al 24

    Apr 23, 2008
    I've only owned EVGA of those and my mainboard and graphics card have been fine so far. They also offer a lifetime warranty and step-up program depending on what you get. I think both EVGA and XFX boards are just re-badged Foxconn boards. My EVGA 680i boots in at 3.15 ghz with a C2DE6600 and has for more than 2 years now. I can crank it up to 3.6 but I'll boot reliably at 3.15 so that's where I keep it.

  3. I would go with the 129$ one based on that it can accept a quad 4 for hi end games. You have XP or vista? I learned that XP can olny support 2 GB of memory after I opened it, fried the first MB as P1 had been put upside down at the factory (and I couldn't find the reciept of course) and ended up getting a better MB that I could go with the latest stuff. However, for graphics intensive applications such as GTA IV, it probably won't work well w/o an additional vidio card (9800 GT)
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2009
  4. havensal

    havensal Nozzle Jockey CLM

    Aug 14, 2003
    Western, NY
    We went with the EVGA. So far, so good. It appears to be too new for updated drivers or BIOS. It isn't happy with 4GB of ram, but I haven't determined what the issue is yet. It may be the ram, not the MB. :dunno:
  5. volsbear

    volsbear IWannaBeSedated Lifetime Member

    Nov 8, 2007
    You NEED a flux capacitor.