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08-17-03, 04:27 PM
I just read a post made by CaptnKill. I must say I'm pretty scared at the moment.

I currenly own an M810 board with an athlon xp 1600+ processor and 256mb SDR kingston memory module.

My parents recently bought me an nforce2 based board (quite an improvement) so I'm kind'a worried I'll have problems when I set it up (already working on getting DDR memory and I just bought a ti4200 :D.

The board is an FIC (First International Computer Inc.). I still haven't seen it so it must me one of the two which are shown on their website (www.fic.com.tw).

Comments, anyone?

BTW: Does my processor need the special gel thingy between the fan and the processor? I'm afraid I'll do something wrong and end up frying it :|

08-17-03, 04:34 PM
Forgot to mention: my parents bought it for me in the States, and will arrive in the next couple of days.

This is one of the possible boards they bought. (http://www.fic.com.tw/product/motherboard/1stmainboard_detail.aspx?model_id=118)

This is the other (http://www.fic.com.tw/product/motherboard/1stmainboard_detail.aspx?model_id=116).

08-17-03, 05:43 PM
The only diffrence between the two is the chipset revision AU11 = nForce2 AU13 = nForce2 Ultra 400. main diffrence is the Ultra400 officaly supports 200/400MHz FSB while the nForce2 supports 166/333MHz FSB.

08-17-03, 08:12 PM
Ooohhhh... I see....

Any comments on the brand?

(I had no idea of its existence previous to this date)

08-18-03, 02:06 AM
Turns out my parents didnīt buy the nforce2 board :(

Instead they got a KT400 chipset (AN19E to be exact). It still kicks ass, 333Mhz FSB, agp 8x, DDR400 support, up to 3GB memory, 6 usb 2.0 ports.

Beats the hell out of my m810:D

08-18-03, 03:29 AM
Sure does at least you are getting a Ti4200 :D there seem to be a few quirks with the KT400 + R300 card although when you get the board it might me handy to flash the BIOS.