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    Smile Good Motherboard for Giga3

    I bought the VSL Pro Edition today and am going to run it on two Pentium 4 computers. I'm checking to see if the new motherboards by ASUS with the intel chipsets and on-board graphics will work OK. I have always used motherboards for audio with AGP graphics and was wondering if there have been any compatibility problems reported.

    Does anyone notice if the bus speed (533, 400, 800) are important for performance?

    Thanks for any shared experience!

    Jerry
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    Re: Good Motherboard for Giga3

    In the past on-board video was a no-no. It used your precious RAM - and it's cycles - for video. I'm not sure if the latest ones have dedicated video memory or not.

    -JF

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    Re: Good Motherboard for Giga3

    Quote Originally Posted by jerrygerber
    I bought the VSL Pro Edition today and am going to run it on two Pentium 4 computers. I'm checking to see if the new motherboards by ASUS with the intel chipsets and on-board graphics will work OK. I have always used motherboards for audio with AGP graphics and was wondering if there have been any compatibility problems reported.
    Double check that the onboard graphics have its own RAM (it's faster
    and doesn't use your 'normal' RAM) and you'll be okay.

    I personally try to avoid boards with onboard-XXX (XXX stands for
    graphics, sound, network, whatever) because the probability of
    a motherboard failure increases with each component, whereas
    PCI cards can easily be replaced (as musician, you won't use onboard-
    sound anyway, and a usable graphic card goes for $50, network
    for $20).

    Quote Originally Posted by jerrygerber
    Does anyone notice if the bus speed (533, 400, 800) are important for performance?
    Theoretically bus speed has an influence on the speed, but only if
    you have RAM chips which are fast enough ('fast' means that they
    not only support the bus speed but also do not need much wait cycles
    to be able to work at that speed.
    But even with the best chips you won't notice much difference in your
    daily use.
    The amount of RAM in your PC is much more important.

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    Re: Good Motherboard for Giga3

    I sent you a privat message .

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