Solved Choose new motherboard for an old DAN TOWER PC

September 10, 2012 at 10:54:57
Specs: XP, PENT III 866mhz
choose new motherboard - help please
New use to run SONY VEGAS for sound editing
SPEC at present is DAN TOWER PC Year 2000
Intel Pentium III E
Coppermine
866 MHZ 6.5 x 133
CPU FSB 133.0
Gigabyte GA-6VX7-4X- 1.0 (1 ISA, 5 PSI, 1 AGP, 3 DIMM)
Chipset VUA VT82C694X Apollo Pro133A
Video XPERT 98 RXL AGP 2X (8Mo)
BIOS American Megatrends VIA694X 686A
Socket 370 FC-PGA
MAXTOR 189GB
WDC 74GB
Total MEM slots 3
MAX MEM 1.5GB
Installed 767.49MB
CONFIG 256 256 256
I found this URL that appears to show spec of MOBO
http://reviews.cnet.com/motherboard...

Width 12.0 in
Height 8.0 in


Overview User ReviewsSpecs
Part Number:B7G6VX74X
General
Packaged Quantity 1.0
Product TypeMotherboard - ATX
Cache Memory None
Chipset Type VIA Apollo Pro133
Max Bus Speed 133.0 MHz
Processor Socket Socket 370
Compatible Processors Celeron,
Pentium III
Supported RAM
Max Size 1.5 GB
Technology SDRAM
Bus Clock 133 MHz
Data Integrity Check ECC
Audio
Type Stereo
Compliant Standards AC '97
LAN
Modem None
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Slot(s) 1.0 x CPU AGP 4x - Full-length,
1.0 x Memory - DIMM 168-pin,
3.0 x PCI - Full-length,
1.0 x AMR - Full-length,
5.0 x ISA,
1.0 x
Storage Interfaces ATA-66 - connector(s): 1 x 40pin IDC
Interfaces 2.0 x Gameport / MIDI Audio line-out - Generic - 15 pin D-Sub (DB-15) - Mini-jack,
2.0 x irDA - Mini-jack,
1.0 x Parallel - Mini-jack,
1.0 x Microphone,
1.0 x Serial,
1.0 x Audio line-in,
1.0 x USB,
2.0 x PS/2 keyboard / mouse,
1.0 x
Internal Interfaces 1.0 x Floppy
Compatible Slots None
Features
BIOS Type Award
Miscellaneous
Compliant Standards Plug and Play
Width 12.0 in
Height 8.0 in
Package Type OEM


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#1
September 10, 2012 at 11:11:03
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It would be more economical to buy a NEW PC !

ARM Devices are the future, great British Design !


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#2
September 10, 2012 at 11:13:48
Ah OK, I was wondering whether a new PC is the route, thank you for your reply

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#3
September 10, 2012 at 11:23:24
Agreed, new would be much better. A PIII system is really old stuff - 12 years is ancient for a computer.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
September 10, 2012 at 11:35:43
Thank you also. Pity as I had hoped I could update it a little, it need not be latest spec
if I can get a mobo of say 2008 but your advice is well heeded, thanks

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#5
September 10, 2012 at 14:08:34
If you have a Retail Windows CD then you can buy a PC with an Operating System see:

http://www.ebuyer.com/search?sort=p...

ARM Devices are the future, great British Design !


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#6
September 10, 2012 at 19:24:39
"if I can get a mobo of say 2008...."
A 2008 era motherboard would not run your processor, memory, graphics, power supply, and more. Anything you could use would be slow. Essentially, you are building a complete system once you go down that road. If you start from scratch, then you will be choosing the best components you can afford and ones that are best for your needs. If you begin choosing components so that you may be able to use something from your old system, you will be making mistakes, choosing components that might not be the best for you, and wasting money.
If you want to take on a new build, do some research, choose and price out components, refine your list, and post it here (a new post) along with your general uses for advice on your selections.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#7
September 11, 2012 at 02:32:07
Thanks to all - will scrap PC

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