January 13, 2008 5:26pm CST
I have been looking at a bunch of motherboards for a future computer build up. I really dont know what is what or what to pick. Or even what to look at. Can someone give me some advice on a good motherboard? I'm not going to be playing a lot of games , but i want something that will be powerful for programs and multitasking. What is a good motherboard to look at without breaking the bank?
17 Jan 08
The ASRock K7VM2 seems to be a good performer but it's been very frustrating to deal with the problem of not being able to update XP with the latest patches. I don't want to replace the board because it's been such a good performer (reliability & Speed).It would be like getting rid of a good car because you can't put 20 inch wheels on it.I resurrected this board after it had been thrown away by my son. He had had problems with it randomly restarting. He was convinced it was either a mother board problem, an HDD problem or the PSU. Eliminating the HDD and PSU was easy leaving the mother board or processor. He bought another Asrock board and that was OK with his processor. Fortunately the memory wasn't suitable for the new motherboard.For a budget motherboard this Asrock K7 VM2 is great, 4xUSB, SDR-DDR, USBx2,GFX may not be so hot , what with the savage chipset but i use GF3-TI-500-128MB and that does me fine.