View Full Version : Will this mainboard really help?

04-04-04, 08:57 AM
I found out about this motherboard on the newegg site, I just would like to ask if it will make a difference in my ram graphics card or amd 2100+ 266 fsb? Also will it support my amd 2100+ or my 512 mb ddr pc 2100? My current board is ECS L7VMM 4X agp which some peple call a crapy mainboard so you think I should get this one?

Link to a site:http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-123-208&depa=0

04-04-04, 09:13 AM
Have not tried that board but Epox generally makes good boards. As far as performance you probably would not see much difference unless you go with some good PC3200 as that board is designed for 400FSB.

04-04-04, 09:22 AM

your 2100 would be VERY happy in that setup provided that you use either samsung tcb3 PC2700, or some PC3200 memory... expect 180-205 fsb, 2.0-2.25ghz...

BIG improvement, that's what that would be... your 5900 will love you. :p

If you're gonna keep your PC2100, you may have problems however even getting to 166 fsb... you may wanna check and see if any of your friends need some PC2100 so you can get 2 sticks of 256mb of nicer RAM... YES you wanna run dual channel. :)

04-04-04, 01:10 PM
What mem chips are on you PC2100? If its Micron then it will reach 166/333. I have reached that with 8 sticks of ram that have the micron chips at 2100. Most did 175.

04-04-04, 02:00 PM
heh, actually, I had some samsung PC2100 that had no qualms @ 166...


04-04-04, 03:12 PM
Thanks for all your replys, I have a question thought will it be possible to re instal my current ram and CPU into this motherboard?

04-04-04, 03:40 PM
the cpu: YES
the ram: read the above posts about the PC2100

Please thoroughly read our replies... :p


04-04-04, 04:27 PM
You should have no problem at all using your present cpu and ram.
However, I thought I would just mention that with this board you have the potential of significantly increasing performance with replacing the ram.