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    The Mother Of All Motherboards


    your probably asking why i have posting a thread about motherboards in a linux forum but the fact is that i have had such good replies to my linux questions that i thought i would ask your opinion of a motherboard, besides a motherboard is also used by Linux or windows or macos right ? so its not to distant.

    I have recently been wanting to upgrade my ram and i cant do this without a new motherboard since the slots are used up, i went to Soyos website
    and seen this Soyo syp4186spe plus dragon 2 ( just type soyo into google and go to its main page theres a big picture of it and its specs.

    this is what i am looking for in particluar

    1. 1ghz motherboard with DDR ram slots ( ive found excellent DDR!!) www.corsair.com
    2.Bios that has tonnes of help features/multilanguage ( i am pakistani)/rescue bios.
    3.motherboard which DOES NOT have its own graphics card!!! beacuse after a while it will be outdated and it will become obsolete.
    4.Most important a motherboard that can be well tweaked for overclocking

    Please go to soyo's website and have a look at the motherboard that i am talking about , and tell me if you would buy it or not if you were in my postion or what you would go for at this time.

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    I'm using an EPoX mobo, with which I am quite content. The model that I'm using is quite old, but rest assured that there are newer models. I found this board very cheap, while still having almost top-of-the-line specs, and thus I'd guess that the newer EPoX boards aren't too different.
    I haven't ever seen a multilingual BIOS, though. Are there such things in existence?

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    I haven't ever seen a multilingual BIOS, though. Are there such things in existence?
    yes.. I have it

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    Yes there are multilingual BIOS , perhaps some of the older motherboards dont offer this feature but newer ones do.

    The Asus motherboards (the new ones) claim to have an A/I BIOS but i think thats just bull.

    However i am interested in the Soyo, gigabyte motherboards but like i said i need some adivice

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    seems good

    I think this seems like a pretty good board. Although I never buy intel chips as I find athlons far cheaper and often better.

    Although i haven't used a P4. I found that an athlon 700 outperformed a dual XEON 700 with the same ram as a webserver running Win NT and IIS. That was a few years ago. Since then only AMD for me.

    I normally go for a cheap and powerful looking board from dabs.com. I have used gigabit, QDI and ASUS and never had any probs with any of them. But i don't nead bilingual. I never go for an on board NIC though. I generally go for a board with little built in as I find it limiting and the drivers for those are sometimes dif to track down for Linux.

    As for overclocking, again i never bother. Athlons are so cheap that i can buy a better spec for less than the intel equivalent.
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    kpzani:

    If you dont mind my asking what kind of ram and motherboard is it that you use?

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    dabs.com

    I don't know what my current board is but I bought one for a colleague the other day.

    Gigabyte
    SoA AMD 761/VIA ATX A
    From dabs.com - QuickLinks code: 285SWS (£43 inc VAT)

    it supports these ram types: DDR266/PC2100, DDR200/PC1600

    I am using the 512Mb PC2100 DDR RAM (£57.64). on an Athlon XP 2000+ (runs at 1.67Ghz).

    My machine runs very fast for everything except boot up - old hard disk. and launching Open Office.

    I haven't got the best spec as budget governs my purchases more than anything else.
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    I have a Soyo Dragon & Gigabyte GA7VAX.....both awesome performers as far as stability and the amount of overclocking options in the bios....

    as far as price goes the GA7VAX I just picked up about two weeks ago for like $113 cdn.

    cant beat that!!!

    good luck!

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    I hear than albatron motherboards are good but i am not so sure about them, thwe thing is there are so many features that i am unsure asto what to do, i mean theres "hyper threading", "dual bios", multilanguage bios, etc etc etc, i think i like the soyo dragon.

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