[ubuntu-uk] Advice on motherboard upgradw ...
bdrake at crosswire.org
Sun Oct 17 15:29:36 BST 2010
A couple of months back, I was given lots of thoughts on this list about
a motherboard upgrade, and decided to wait a bit. I'm now thinking of
doing something this Winter and would appreciate advice. My present rig
has an SiS-741 with an AMD Athlon XP2000+ processor at 1666 MHz. I have
I'm looking at spending around £120+ on a bundle. The old motherboard
will go into an older box 'as is'.
The only major benefit I want is when rendering video takes (using Kino
most likely). All the other things I do such as office apps, internet,
e-mail etc are fairly undemanding, so I'm not expecting to benefit a lot
there. I don't do gaming (sad).
The range of bundles I looked at online is quite bewildering. I'm
attracted to the Asrock G31M-S bundled with a dual core Intel 2.7GHz CPU
and 2GiB ram, but I'm really not bothered which board, chipset or
processor I get.
Hardware wise, I want 2xSATA and 1xIDE ... other than that, I can
manage with whatever I get. I use firewire for video, but can continue
happily with my pci card. The box it is going in has a floppy drive -
but I haven't used it in a while ... if provision is there, I'll connect
it, but not vital. I replaced the power supply recently, so 24 pin ATX
Any thoughts? And any favoured suppliers? I might look on e-bay, but
if there are problems, you're a bit in the lap of the gods. Although
for the most part I've been well served.
Regards, Barry Drake.
Sent from my Dell Netbook using Ubuntu - the window-free environment
that gives me real fresh air.
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