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I have a ZEOS full tower, that is a 486. What type mother board will fit in this tower. Will it have to be cut or altered. I assume it is a AT size MB. What would be a good MB recomendation to take it to at least a Pentium 200?
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As far as I am aware, ZEOS is just a generic name brand computer. You should be able to purchase a standard mother board and replace it. 2 key things to look for are; Built on-board Video port and PS/2 Mouse and keyboard ports. If your motherboard does have these itiems, it IS NOT standard and you will need to purchase a new case. As far as a recomondation for new MB's..ASUS has always pleased me with thier itiems...fast and reliable. Good luck.
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Asus produce great motherboards. I've always used Asus MBs in my computers.

Abit also produce good stuff, and their MBs come with SoftMenu technology to select the CPU speed. You don't need to set any jumpers on these MBs.

Make sure that whatever MB you get has an Intel 'Triton' chipset. There are other brands of chipset (Opti, Via etc) but in my experience they are nowhere near as good as the Intel ones.

Dan
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by:RayK
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Well as far what type of Mb to get... first you have to deside if you really want to limit your future growth. Because if you purchase a MB for now to get you up to a P200, then the next time you want to upgrade again..you will need to buy ANOTHER mb. Might be a better idea to save your pennies for a little while and get a PII Chip and board. That way you will be able to grow for a while with out too many pains. As far what will fit..ALMOST all standard AT MB will fit in a tower case, but not all. Then I have to agree with FaffMan..ASUS makes a great board and thats what i have for my P200 and it is true for PI, stay with Triton chipset. Now as far as PII boards are..i have not  delt with enough to make a great suggestion. But there are 2 different chip sets for PII (LX and BX) I have been told to stay with the BX. It is more money but runs cooler and faster
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