need mobo for athlon slot A
My old mobo & cpu just burned out on me, so I need a new reliable atx mobo, pentium or amd. it doesnt matter, as long as I could use my old two 256 mb sdram pc133 memory, any suggestion is greatly appreciated.thx
with raid & ethernet are optional
Last edited by Roy Wilkins; 09-01-2002 at 10:50 PM.
Try eBay. Search for "slot a motherboard" and you will get quite a few. Asus and Abit are nobrainers. Avoid the Gateway boards.
Tiger Direct has a Shuttle AI61 & 700 Athlon combo for $69.
Oops. Just skimmed over your post after reading the thread title. You are sure that your cpu is toast? Well, forget the slot a replacement. If you want to use your sdram in your new board, this thread discusses some. The ECS K7S5A is a highly recommended motherboard, being the heart of many a computer owned by our forum members. You can get it for $53 with free shipping at Newegg.com and also get a processor at the same place. Currently on blow-out special is the Athlon XP 1600+ for only $52 with free shipping. A faster Athlon probably would be better, but it's up to you how much you want to spend.
ECS K7S5A: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...ion=13-135-102
Athlon XP Processors: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...tby=14&order=1
If you still want a slot a motherboard, here's one for only $29.95: http://store.yahoo.com/justdeals/ficsdmain.html
Last edited by omega31; 09-02-2002 at 07:48 PM.
people, thank you for quick response ,
I think I will stick w/ your advice Omega.... I'll go for the ECS, thanks again