Solved

What 's best motherboard?

Posted on 2000-02-22
7
236 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
I have a AMD 500 Mhz processor,on a atx power supply. What would be the VERY best motherboard that I could buy to be ready for the future as far as upgradeing goes? How about a double processor motherboard,I am looking for the best? I'm new at all this, BUT I'M learning so fast,& am not scared to go the limit!That's amd K6-2
0
Comment
Question by:jeansond
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
7 Comments
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:ho_yin_leung
ID: 2546852
What tpye of CPU you have?

AMD 500 can be Althon 500 or AMDK6-2 or AMD K6-3

Althon 500 only can fit onto Althon Motherboard, I suggest the Gigabyte motherboard.

K6-2 and K6-3 are Super Socket 7 CPU, they need the compitable motherboard.
The best buy is Motherboard with 2MB Level2 cache. I only seen TMC do it, maybe other brand is working on it.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jeansond
ID: 2547226
Edited text of question.
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:1cell
ID: 2547384
all the reviews I have read and my experience point to the FIC, SD11
0
Simplifying Server Workload Migrations

This use case outlines the migration challenges that organizations face and how the Acronis AnyData Engine supports physical-to-physical (P2P), physical-to-virtual (P2V), virtual to physical (V2P), and cross-virtual (V2V) migration scenarios to address these challenges.

 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
rayt333 earned 20 total points
ID: 2548156
If you are wanting a MB that you can use now with the AMD K6-2 then you aren't going to find a much better MB that will allow for future upgrades, the AMD K6-2 or K6-3 are about as fast as AMD is going to make them, maybe another step or two but they are counting on the Athalon chip which requires another MB, with this they are at 800mhz or maybe 850mhz by today, who can keep up with the upgrades anymore.
But anyway you are wasting your money if you are buying a MB to fit the K6 chip and hope to upgrade to faster later.
The socket 7 MB are about as fast as they will ever be, like I stated above, maybe another step or two but don't hold your breath.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:zbrusko
ID: 2549673
if you are not planning to upgrade your CPu anytime soon, and are sticking with a socket & motherboard, then I would recommend an Asus P5A.  i have one with my AMD K6-2 350, and I hae had no problems wih it, and I am very happy with its performance.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:zbrusko
ID: 2549677
oops...that last comment should read "socket 7 motherboard" not "socket & motherboard".
0
 

Author Comment

by:jeansond
ID: 2550817
Thank you rayt333! You explained my predicament very well, as I searched around I came up with the same sollution. Thanks again,I'll weigh my options!
0

Featured Post

SharePoint Admin?

Enable Your Employees To Focus On The Core With Intuitive Onscreen Guidance That is With You At The Moment of Need.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

What do we know about Legacy Video Conferencing? - Full IT support needed! - Complicated systems at outrageous prices! - Intense training required! Highfive believes we need to embrace a new alternative.
Arrow Electronics was searching for a KVM  (Keyboard/Video/Mouse) switch that could display on one single monitor the current status of all units being tested on the rack.
There are cases when e.g. an IT administrator wants to have full access and view into selected mailboxes on Exchange server, directly from his own email account in Outlook or Outlook Web Access. This proves useful when for example administrator want…
In this video we outline the Physical Segments view of NetCrunch network monitor. By following this brief how-to video, you will be able to learn how NetCrunch visualizes your network, how granular is the information collected, as well as where to f…

688 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question