Hi I'm new to the boards and making my first computer

By II WinDScaR II
Aug 19, 2005
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  1. I have some questions

    My mobo crashed can I still use the parts? (processor,diskdrives,hardrive)

    Also I am going to get a Gigabyte GA-7VT600P-RZ ATX AMD Mobo,PNY Verto Geforce FX 5500 128mb DDR AGP Graphics Card,And a AMD Duron 1.8ghz 266mhz FSB socket A processor

    I already have a intel 2.7ghz processor but I don't know if I can use it.If I can will someone tell me which one is better so I know what type of mobo to get amd or intel.
  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Newcomer, in training Posts: 77

    To answer your first question: How did you crash your motherboard? If it experienced a lightning strike, you could try using the parts but it is unlikely that they will work. If you just screwed up the BIOS, then the parts should still be okay and ready for use.

    For your second question: I personally prefer AMD because they are generally faster than the comparable Intel ones, though they do run pretty hot. From the two processors you just listed, the Pentium is the faster one, though you can't use it with the motherboard you listed.

    Hope this helps!
  3. II WinDScaR II

    II WinDScaR II Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    so should i get a intel so i don't have to get a new processor or should i get amd?
    I found a board on newegg.com (PC CHIPS M-909G V5.0A Micro ATX Intel Motherboard) is it good for the price and would it be compatable with the video card?
  4. El Presidente

    El Presidente Newcomer, in training Posts: 77

    I personally would get an AMD board because AMD CPU's are cheaper than the comaparable Intel CPU. The boards are generally the same price for both brands. The board you found on newegg.com is compatiable with your graphics card, however, try to stay away from PC Chips, as they are on the bottom of the motherboard totem pole. A couple of good brands are ECS, Asus, and Gigabyte. To check that your graphics card is compatiable with the motherboard you choose, make sure it supports "AGP 8x".

    Hope this helps!
  5. rspar

    rspar Newcomer, in training

    It would seem a motherboard swap with the current equipment would be cheapest. Although there's not much information to go on. How do you know the motherboard is bad?
  6. i_need_answers

    i_need_answers Newcomer, in training Posts: 144

    I would go with the Intel since it is the fastest. Are you a gamer?? Can you provide any more details on why you think its the motherboard thats bad?
  7. El Presidente

    El Presidente Newcomer, in training Posts: 77

    Everything I've read about PC Chips indicates that they lack in quality (they fail more often). I've never had one so I can't personally vouch for its quality. I suggested ECS and Asus because I've used those boards in the past and they worked really well. I've read about Gigabyte also being a top brand.
  8. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    yes, pcchips is one of the many companies that put s*** in a box and sell it as a motherboard. i reccomend you get a name brand model (gigabyte, asus, msi...). and i wouldn't spend any more money on a box conatining a duron cpu, as said product is too obsolete to justify such an expenditure.
  9. II WinDScaR II

    II WinDScaR II Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Yes I am a gamer
    I don't know what happenned to my mobo but best buy said it crashed and would be cheaper just to buy a new one
    Also I could not find any other motherboards on newegg.com that had agp 8x and supported ddr 2700
    I already have 512mb ddr and I don't want to have to buy a different kind
  10. II WinDScaR II

    II WinDScaR II Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Also you said that it was compatable but the website says the agp is 1x AGP Pro 4X/2X
    does it mean tha 4x2=8x?
  11. i_need_answers

    i_need_answers Newcomer, in training Posts: 144

    4X/2X means its backwards compatable with 2X but supports 4X.....
     
  12. II WinDScaR II

    II WinDScaR II Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    so does that mean they are not compatable? el presidente said they were
  13. i_need_answers

    i_need_answers Newcomer, in training Posts: 144

    If your graphics card is 8X you need an 8X AGP slot. But also a 4X graphics card will work with a 8X motherboard slot.
  14. II WinDScaR II

    II WinDScaR II Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I found a new one (PNY VCG62256APB Geforce 6200 256MB 64-bit DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card) at newegg.com
    Is it better and is it compatable it is 4x/8x?
  15. II WinDScaR II

    II WinDScaR II Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Ok I just need to know if everthing is compatable then I can order the parts
    Please check specs at newegg.com

    Stuff From Newegg.com:
    ECS 651C-M Socket 478 SIS 651 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    XFX PVT44AWAMG Geforce 6200 256MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card

    Stuff I have:
    Deskstar 61.4gb HDD
    Bestec 250w Power Supply
    Samsung 512mb PC2700 DDR
    MIC CD-RW/DVD Rom Disk Drive
    H-L CD-RW Disk Drive
    intel Celeron 2.70ghz processor socket type ?(Can some one find out I got it in a emachines T2798 series computer)
  16. i_need_answers

    i_need_answers Newcomer, in training Posts: 144

    I didnt find a T2798?? are you sure thats right??
  17. II WinDScaR II

    II WinDScaR II Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    google emachines T2798 and you'll find it
  18. rspar

    rspar Newcomer, in training

    PSU is kinda small
     
  19. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    ecs makes a pretty crappy product. i reccomend a motherboard from a name brand mfg such as intel, gigabyte, asus, msi...
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