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Your Motherboard brand?

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My Motherboard's brand is....

  1. Abit

    8 vote(s)
    22.9%
  2. Aopen

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Intel

    3 vote(s)
    8.6%
  4. MSI

    4 vote(s)
    11.4%
  5. Soyo

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  6. Epox

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  7. VIA

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  8. Asus

    7 vote(s)
    20.0%
  9. Compaq, Dell, Acer, ....

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Others...

    10 vote(s)
    28.6%
By young&wild
May 28, 2002
  1. Just curious!
     
  2. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,568   +103

    Asus, Gigabyte, QDX, and an old TX or HX board that I can't remember the brand of.
     
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    I went from Asus P5-A ( Ali Magik 5 if I recall ) to A7V ( KT133 ) to A7V266-E ( KT266a ).

    I've had a few problems here & there ( none with the P5-A though ) but I'm generally very pleased with their boards.:D
    I'd rather pay a price premium in orther to get what I want.

    I'm also a fan of Abit boards when it comes to overclocking but that's mostly for friends of mine.

    MSI are quick to release cards based on the latest chipsets but that's about the only good thing I can find about them ( their latest cards are also full of features :cool: ).
     
  4. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 1,145

    Proprietary boards; compaq, dell, etc. are usually Intels'
    (listing in alphabetical order would have been nice)
     
  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    Previously Abit, now its an IWILL:



    1)Athlon C 1.33 GHz
    2)400 W Macron AMD Approved PSU
    3)IWILL KA-266R Motherboard
    4)512 MB PC2100 DDR-SDRAM
    5)4 x MAXTOR 40 GB HDD
    6)1 x IBM Deskstar IDE 76 GB Hard Drive 75GXP 7200 RPM
    7)1 x PIONEER SCSI DVD-DRIVE
    8)1 x PLEXTOR SCSI 12/10/32 CD-RW DRIVE
    9)1 x PLEXTOR UltraPLEX SCSI 40 MAX CD-ROM DRIVE
    10)Geforce 2 ULTRA DDR-SDRAM 64 MB Graphics card
    11)Sigma Designs Hollywood Plus Mpeg-2 Decoder Board
    12)SoundBlaster Platinum 5.1 sound card
    13)SMC Network Card (connects to 512kbps Cable Modem connection)
    14)3Com Network Card (machine acts as NAT server)
    14)Adaptec AHA-2940 SCSI Controller
    15)Sound card connected to yamaha AV RX-V396RDS hi-fi amplifier, 5 speakers...
    16)IIyama 22' Visionmaster Pro 510 AG201 Monitor
    17)Remote keyboard, mouse, etc... Headphones, mic, blah blah...

    Installed operating systems:

    1)Windows 98 SE
    2)Windows 2000 Advanced Server
    3)Windows XP Professional
    4)Redhat Linux 7.3
     
  6. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Hmm Phant you really like to brag about your specs any chance you get don't you ? :D

    Didou.post := Didou.post+1;

    ;)
     
  7. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    Not as such (there being folks here with much better machines.) Its more that any discussion of your machine's hardware probably should have your complete specs.
     
  8. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,568   +103

    Hence the useful link called "My computer's specs" ;)
     
  9. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,871

    Very true, it makes it easier to isolate a problem or give advice when you know what you are dealing with.
     
  10. SleeperDC

    SleeperDC TS Rookie Posts: 193

    my first computer was a IBM, 166MHz, 32MB, 2.5G, etc.

    the first computer i built (i am still using) is
    Abit BP6
    2x 366 oc 550
    40G IBM (died 3times)
    60G Maxtor
    radeon 8500

    abit's ideas rocks
    the new MAX boards with only USB rocks.
    the only drawback is the highpoint IDEs.
     
  11. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    I have both an Asus A7V266 and an Abit BH-6. I'm very pleased with both, but I voted for Asus just because I use it more :p
     
     
  12. JAV

    JAV TS Rookie Posts: 264

    Cool, 'brag' time. he he

    1. Intel 810E
    2. Integrated video (DC133 FSB133)
    3. Integrated Sound Maxx III Digital Audio
    4. PC133 SDRAM
    5. Intel 82801AA Ultra ATA controller
    6. TI OHCI IEEE 1394 host controller
    7. Intel 82801AA LPC Interface Controller
    8. Intel 82801AA PCI Bridge
    9. Intel 82801AA SMBus controller
    10. Intel 82801AA USB Universal Host Controller
    11. 6 - USB ports
    12. 2 - 1394 'Firewire' (400mhz) ports

    Take that ! :D Lucky I didn't add my rockin' HD's, monitor, speakers etc. in this, but I didn't want to 'brag' too much. :rolleyes:

    Have a good one,
     
  13. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 794

    I like ABit boards for Overclocking, Tyan for Stability, and Jetway for integrated/cheap boards.
     
  14. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Already voted on this poll when I had Soltek motherboard, now I have Abit BD7.
     
  15. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

  16. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,331   +277

  17. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 TS Rookie Posts: 645

    I've got the Abit KR7A-Raid here. Check my sig for my computer specs.
     
  18. JAV

    JAV TS Rookie Posts: 264

    Vehementi,

    Therein lies the beauty of the board: cheap yet rugged, reliable & long lasting. :D Auto-detect for 66, 100 & 133mhz FSB. Auto-detect for 1.5-2.0v. UDMA133 & UATA133 support. USB 1.1 & 1EEE 1394 'Firewire'. Integrated audio & graphics for backup if you 'lose' a card. :grinthumb

    Best of all: Intel support & continue driver/software 'updates'. :cool:

    Have a good one & I'm not 'bragging': I was throwing my lowly system into the fray to level the playing field. ;) Ya know: the tortoise did win that race. he he :p

    That in itself was worth the post. :D
     
  19. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,331   +277

    Yeah! My mobo won Silver at Sharky's

    See

    LNCPapa
     
  20. guyferd

    guyferd TS Rookie Posts: 42

    which one?

    I use DFI mobo... but it's suck, don't buy this mobo and the technical support is really don't care about your problem.. :dead:
    I suggest ASUS because its stability and always give an uptodate drivers :grinthumb
     
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