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Grechie
10-04-02, 11:34 PM
the topic says it all, i am using the ecs k7s5a with the newest bios and its not giving me any troubles im also playing UT2003 excellent, anyways what im very curious about, is what would be the benefits of havin a nvidia nforce mb over the k7s5a, the reason why i am asking this is because i saw it for $135 over at WTC. by the way this is a Nforce 1 not 2, as i cant afford number 2 lmao
im using a geforce4 mx 440 and seems to be play all my games very good, UT2003 runs at a VERY stable condition at 45-50fps using 40.72 drivers, will the nforce improve framerate or speed, will it make any more games run smoother, im also going to by a 256 mb stick of ddr asus ram
but my main concern is the diff in speed or anything between nforce and k7s5a (sis 735)

thcdru2k
10-05-02, 12:13 AM
nah, save your money, the nforce's integrated videocard is a geforce2mx isn't it? not better than what you have.

Smokey
10-05-02, 08:11 AM
Originally posted by thcdru2k
nah, save your money, the nforce's integrated videocard is a geforce2mx isn't it? not better than what you have.

I dont think he was talking about the intergrated video! You are best to save your money though, why dont you keep saving and get one of those NForce2 boards a bit later on ;) The NForce1 was not a board famous for its speed, VIA's KT266 and KT333 are faster, but I dont think it will make that much more of a difference to your gaming as you would like.

PsychoSy
10-05-02, 11:44 PM
Agreed - keep the ECS K7S5A as its performance is give and take between the SiS 735 and the Nforce 1 chipsets. It would be pointless. Now, if you're saving up for an Nforce 2 or the next SiS chipset...that's a different story! ;)

Grechie
10-06-02, 04:06 AM
thanx for the replys :)

pelly
10-06-02, 02:28 PM
Look for nForce2 to be much cheaper than you expect....if you can wait just a little bit longer...you'll be able to grab one and get all the latest tech...

Remember, the target price for a loaded mobo is $99...

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