K, thx guys, hopefully ill be ording the ASUS Motherboard and 3700+ soon.
BTW Is it pretty easy to install a new motherboard and CPU? Are there any guides? Because ive never done it before, ive only installed Ram, Harddrives, fans, PSU and Video cards but never a CPU or Mobo. I could probably ask my dad to help me (his job is repairing computers) but i dont think hes every switched out a Mobo or CPU either... So a guide that i could print out might help...
Sry about double post but, after reading all the reviews on the motherboard at newegg, about half of the ppl said they had problems with,
SATA (wtf is SATA?) AGP bus dying ATI cards not working on it USB ports not working burning of Ram And lots others...
Im not sure if any of these problems are actually likely to happen or if those ppl just got un lucky, but right now im started to think about getting the Gigabyte one i showed earlier (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1578189&CatId=1750) not just because i havent read any problems about it but it supports much more AMD CPU's (when i upgrade in future) and the ASUS one only supports one... Im also interested in this Gigabyte Board which is only 60 bucks and nobody had problems with it.. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128307
SATA = Serial ATA. It's a new(er) technology than the old ATA drives, and can transfer data much faster. They can be a bitch to set up, but it's worth it in the end.
Rookie_42SATA = Serial ATA. It's a new(er) technology than the old ATA drives, and can transfer data much faster. They can be a bitch to set up, but it's worth it in the end.
Well I'm not so sure about that. My 2nd comp has a Sata 2 HD 120GB and I can not tell the difference at all between it and my 120GB ATA IDE drive.
Remember, SATA only increases transfer speeds chipset-side, and so is limited by the physical speed of the hard drive platters. It really comes into its own with 10,000RPM hard drives.
I found this 3700+ on tigerdirect for only about 20 bucks more, but the one on newegg says it has a 1GHz FBS and the one on tigerdirect says 2Ghz FBS (what is FBS? im assuming its something good) http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1366616&Tab=0&NoMapp=0 And since it doesnt come with a heatsink is it possible to use the old heatsink from my P4? or will they be different?
FSB is the Front Side Bus. In a nutshell, its the speed the CPU communicates with the motherboard. the S939 Cpu's all have a 2ghz FSB. The reason some people say it only has a 1ghz FSB is becasue it is biscally 2 seperate channels running at 1ghz each. On a foot note, All Pentium 4's have 4 channels, instead of 2. Modren P4's are 4 200Mhz bus's working together :wtf: considerable slow if you ask me
Rookie_42Remember, SATA only increases transfer speeds chipset-side, and so is limited by the physical speed of the hard drive platters. It really comes into its own with 10,000RPM hard drives.
Ahh true true.
If you really want to check on the skinny on the asrock 939 dual sata board, check out this :http://www.ocworkbench.com/ocwbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=forum&f=30 I use an asrock board now & plan to use the dual sata when i upgrade to amd in the near future. I haven't had any problems out of my asrock board. It isnt an OC monster, but it is stable & works great.That website even offers a beta bios that iffers more OC options.
So would u guys reccomend the Gigabyte boards? Would i be able to use the old heatsink from my P4 on the new 3700+ w/ 2GHz FBS? And do any of u know where i can find a guide on switching out motherboards/proccessors?