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plbowler

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Oct 28, 2002
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Ahhh, thats better...
I'll be getting an AMD XP 1600 soon to replace my (don't laugh) Celeron 366. I'm looking at this MoBo.

ECS K7S5A SiS® 735 SOCKET A MOTHERBOARD

What do you guys think.

It has DIMMs for PC133 RAM and DDR. I have 384 MEGS of PC133 ram that I just can't waste. I was thinking of using the PC133 for now and upgrading to DDR AFTER I get a Killer Video Card. (Radeon 8900?).

does this Board Overclock?

also, any suggestions on Power supply.

AMD Athalon XP 1600
384MEG PC133 RAM
52x CD rom
Sony 32x CDRW
On Board Sound (For now)
PCI TNT Riva M64 32Meg viseo card (OC'd to 140Mhz) (for now).
Crap Toshiba Monitor
 

twump

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Jan 5, 2002
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CA
with a bios flash it will oc but not much. i would normally say don't get this board but since your set on the pc133 for the time being i'd say go for it. performance on this board is very hit or miss. I went through 2 of them. they weren't stable and cause bsod's every couple hours. But alot of people here have perfectly stable running systems with the same board.

as for a psu.. 300watts and up will do as long as its amd approved.
 

maxima88

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Jan 24, 2002
Not too many o/c features on this mobo. Flash to the cheepobios and you'll have 137, 143, 147 and 150fsb options. That's it.

I had one last year and got my XP1700+ to 1650mhz (11x150fsb).
I guess I was one of the lucky ones that ran stable.