mb combatible with both athlon xp 2000+ and athlon 64 bit
hey can anyone suggest a mb with moderate features( a pci express slot preferred) and can be used for both athlon xp 2000+ and athlon 64bit 2800.(not simultaneously).
Stark Raving MOD
there is no such thing. the chipsets are completely different.
Nope, no PCIe for the old Athlon, and they're not platform compatible with the new ones either.
There is an "upgradable" board from ASRock though, start out with Socket-A and buy an upgrade card later that brings you socket-754. Stupid solution though, since the upgrade card costs more than a new mainboard.
Seems you need to make up your mind, and either make the jump or not.