socket 478 question(s)

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socket 478 question(s)

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i have a spare P4 chip, and i'm looking for a motherboard that supports it AS WELL AS a PCIE x16 card (so i can swap out cards once i upgrade mine)

now i've found a Biostar one on newegg: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.a ... 6813138079

my concern is the chipset. anyone remember VIA P4M900 ? as long as it isn't horrible i'll be okay.
my brother is going to need a PC for college and our family PC is on the way out, so it's up to my brother whether or not he's going to buy a laptop or if he's going to want to take this new rig along.

also, i've got to know what HSF would be the best for this processor (pentium 4)
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pretty slim pick'ns on the egg... I picked up an Matsonic 478 off ebay last month or so. there is a pretty good selection of "new" 478 mobos there.
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slim pickins indeed, i'm trying to get a grasp of if that board is worth they $, especially considering that i have no clue about that chipset and the fact that it has no onboard firewire
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Interesting board, PCIe, S478, and DDR2. Not going to see that combo around much... RAMBUS RD-RAM was still clinging around when my S478 DDR1 board was bought. :mrgreen:

VIA is not bad, but they do still sometimes run into chipset driver issues so I can't guarantee anything with that setup. The FSB's match up so you should be good to go, if it can run Prescott it can easily run a Northwood. Do not expect anything from the S3 Chrome9 IGP, it is good if you want to avoid a GPU altogether though. I believe it is the version that offers full Aero Glass support, if that also matters to ya.
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The best place for a 478 motherboard is Geeks http://www.geeks.com/products.asp?cat=MBB or http://www.motherboardpro.com/ but it looks like mobopro only has 1 looks like Geek is the best on the net with 478 motherboards the BIOSTAR P4M900 M4 is a good board but only DDR2
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Sohman wrote:The best place for a 478 motherboard is Geeks http://www.geeks.com/products.asp?cat=MBB or http://www.motherboardpro.com/ but it looks like mobopro only has 1 looks like Geek is the best on the net with 478 motherboards the BIOSTAR P4M900 M4 is a good board but only DDR2
Hey thanks for the links.
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biostar= garbage. might work for a while if you don't plan on overclocking at all.
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