Around 2 months ago my mobo experienced short circuit and after further effort to repair (twice at different repair center), the verdict was still the same: The mobo can no longer be used. So, I'm currently thinking of buying a new mobo, hopefully with a newer technology in it (I bought my last mobo 2,8 years ago), that will be compatible with my other hardwares
FYI, my computer specs are:
- Intel Pentium 4C (HT) 2.4GHz Processor, 800Mhz bus, and a 512KB L2-Cache
- 2 x Corsair 256MB DDR XMS 3200 400Mhz Memory(s) (Dual-Channel Configured)
- 2 x 80GB 7200rpm Maxtor Hard Disks set in Raid 0 with PROMISE Hardware Raid Controller
- 1 x 200GB 7200rpm Seagate SATA Hard Disk
- ATI Radeon 9600 Pro Graphic Card, 128MB (Dual Display support)
My old Mobo is a Intel 865PERL Motherboard which supports dual-channel and SATA Raid. But it's not important anymore isn't it?
Any suggestion about the new mobo?
Been thinking about upgrading some things aside changing the motherboard, (adding a couple new memory maybe?) but 2 days ago, found a used 2 15 inch LCD with a single stand integrated each other with a (very) low price (currently, I'm using a single 19 inch Monitor which is veeery big and takes tooooo much space). Very tight on budget, so maybe i'll go with the double LCD.
In addition, I also need an advice about setting the video drive, OS drive, etc. I'm currently setting my single 200GB SATA disk into 2 partition: 1 partition for the OS & the app, the other for storage (finished project, pictures, college documents,etc). While the two 80GB Raid 0 configured disks are set to be the video drive (used to capture from my miniDV Camcorder. No dropped frames till today). Is this good?
For all the comments, answers and advices, I give you my forward thank's.