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Old 11-21-2005, 01:02 AM   #1
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Default Inexpensive motherboard for a SINGLE Opteron cpu?

Hi. I'm in the market to build a new computer, but I'm having a little trouble with something.

I've chosen the processor I want to buy, an AMD Opteron 148 Venus. It's the best one I can find in my price range ($200).

Now comes the tricky part. Finding a motherboard that will support this chip by itself, even if it requires a bios update to do so.

I'm trying not to spend more than $150 on the board. The only ones I can find are extremely expensive, and/or are designed for multiple processors.

Anyone have any ideas?

Someone referred me to this board:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157081
Its compatible with Opteron processors, but only with a bios update. The price is good too. However, the reviews are pretty dodgy on it. Lots of audio and video problems/failures, etc.

Anyone know of a GOOD board that will work with a single Opteron cpu?

Thanks
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Old 11-21-2005, 03:03 AM   #2
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Default Re: Inexpensive motherboard for a SINGLE Opteron cpu?

I didn't see an edit button so I had to post a reply...

I'm starting to think any motherboard that supports AMD x2 processors supports Opteron, is that true?

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Oh great, NOW the edit button appears. LOL. (it was missing before, sorry for the bump)
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