Intel Motherboards (cont’d)

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The Asus board utilizing the 925x chipset with both DDR1 and DDR2 support

As I had not yet actually played with the new LGA775 socket from Intel, I took the chance with this Asus board to do so.

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Its a fairly straight-forward installation process, but I can see where wear and tear may take place on the processor or socket.  This situation will be interesting to see develop.

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Abit’s AA8 Motherboard

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Abit’s AG8 Motherboard

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ULI chipsets had a solution for PCI Express for both the 775-pin and hte 478-pin Pentium processors.  Note that they also have AGP support, but I learned that it travels through the south bridge on the chipset effectively running the AGP at 1x speeds.  This will probably be a good solution only for non-gaming situations.

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Finally, SIS has their 656 chipset with PCIe and AGP support, done similarly to the ULI chispet.

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