Motherboard help

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Building a new computer... First one in about 3 years and I'm not too
current on hardware. I have always liked INTEL motherboards for their
stability and I am thinking about getting a D975XBX MB with a PENTIUM D 950
3.4GHZ EM64T DUAL CORE processor.

Any opinions on that choice or suggestions in any other directions. I am not
a gamer, but I do a fair amount of video editing and I consider myself a
power user in terms of running a number of programs at once and doing a lot
of graphics work. I am on a small network which I am in the processing of
upgrading to a gigabyte...

Any suggestions for ECC memory for this board?

the video card and would like some feedback on that as well....

Thanks in advance,


S. Robert Davidoff, DMD, FACP
Boca Raton, Florida

Re: Motherboard help

Hi, Bob
I just checked TigerDirect for that board & CPU's specs. Since the
processor's FSB is 800 MHz and the board will only let you use 667 MHz
memory, I'd still recommend the P5WD2 so you can use all of that raw
power with 800 Mhz memory (PC 6400).
I never got really current on video boards- but whatever you plug into
the rig we just outlined is going to do warp speed.

Re: Motherboard help

Well I fixed the problem by installing a version of XP with SP2 on the disc.
Did not have to change Bios or anything else... If anyone wants additional
details, just let me know...

S. Robert Davidoff, DMD, FACP
Boca Raton, Florida
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