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Has Anyone Heard of Albatron Motherboards?

By Merc14
Aug 22, 2005
  1. I am thinking of getting one of these mobos:
    Albatron PX875P PRO Intel 875P P4 (Northwood/Prescott) 800FSB Skt478 DDR ATX Motherboard w/Audio, LAN, Serial ATA
    for a rebuild of a Dell that I am doing. Has anyone ever heard of this manufacturer? It was recommended by a guy on another forum and I was interested in some other opinions. Cheap for a 875 chipset. I'll be plugging a P4 2.66GHZ Northwood into it and hopefully O/Cing it to 3.0 or better.
     
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Yeah, stay away from them. Up there (or rather: down there) with ECS crap.
     
  3. Merc14

    Merc14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 171

    No kidding. Thanks. How about Foxconn?
     
  4. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    I've seen/heard of albatron, but I wasn't aware that they were bad.

    If you're redoing a dell, you might need a micro atx board, I did on my dell mod.

    I used a gigabyte in my dell system.
     
  5. Merc14

    Merc14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 171

    This is a rather unique situation. It is my wife's PC, a Dell, and has a 6800 vanilla installed. It is way more than enough for what she does and in a couple years, when I upgrade, I'll pass my 3500+ to her along with a 6800GT PCIe.

    Right now I just want to move her system into my Lian Li PC60 case as I am getting a V1000 next week. At the same time I am going to upgrade her system slightly IOT make it more responsive. New mobo so I can O/C the CPU and probably a larger SATA HDD. I have a Fortron Blue Storm PSU as well as a GB of Corsair RAM from another build and I figure I can reallly get her system moving as the Northwood is a decent CPU.

    Purely a selfish pursuit as she is satisfied with it but I want to tinker a little and get it going faster.

    The Dell mobo, HDD and case and RAM will be spares or I'll pass it to my brother's boys so they can start tinkering.
     
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