I did not see any post on this board. Which is good, not many complaints. I believe that is the board I just ordered from the Egg with that super deal, the board and a 3400 Venice OEM CPU $99. (It will be wearing a AC Freezer 64 ) I will use a AIW 9600XT as a video card only. I am planning on using 2 X 512 Super Talent PC3200 in it, I have that in another machine right now, it is double sided 2-3-3-6. It will have a floppy, CR-ROM, DVD-RW and a 250Gig WD 16 Meg Buffer Sata2 (I know it will be at Sata 1 transfer speeds) I will be using yet another IN-Win 583 case with the Powerman 350W PSU. I have this same case/PSU running a ASRock/ 3200 Venice combo right now. I do have a new Sparkle 400W should the need arise.
This will be another Computer for the Warden, her 2.4 Northwood is out of service, second HDD failure.
I am considering putting Win XP Pro X64 on it, but will likely go with Home.
The last BIOS I see on the Giggy website is FD dated December of 2005, Audio drivers are June 2006 so are pretty recent ( IF onboard is bad it will get a "Turtle Beach Santa Cruz" out of the P4) 4 in 1's are 2005, Lan 2005, [B][/B] If I do go Win X64 do I need to load (F6) both raid drivers? What of the VGA Driver, do you need it? Been a while since I had Via or Gigabyte.
The Warden sleeps with a Picture of Bill Gates under her pillow, so no linux!
I have had the version of this w/0 on board video. It is a good board but 2 double sided rams run at 333 not 400. I never did oc with but it was very very stable.
Posts: 1222 | From: Mobile, AL | Registered: Feb 2003
Just shows how much attention I was paying... I did not know it had on board, S3 Graphics UniChrome Pro IGP. Sounds impressive. I might have to try it first. I was planning on using a 9600XT or X800 Pro, and likely will. That will relieve some of the system memory. I think I my be better off in the memory department as the 3400 Venice is the last designed 754 CPU with an improved memory controller. My fingers are crossed anyway. The board an CPU comes Thursday
If you want to play games, forget about the integrated GPU, the X800 or 9600XT will beat the Integrated GPU.
BTW, X800 and 9600XT are outdated... I hope you will not buy one of these. If you have one of these that collect dust, use it, but if you want to spend money on GPU get something with more power or stick with the Integrated GPU and save money until you can afford a GeForce 7000 series or a Radeon X1000 series.
I already have the X800 Pro sitting Idle. I will use onboard for a little bit, I want to compare how well it does compared to the Warden's ASUS with 6150 Onboard graphics, then I'll plop the X800 Pro, that way I hope to gain more points from the Warden!
This is the third rendition of this board if the NewEgg specs are true... GA-K8VM800M-RH, it has a better Lan architecture I believe. They had a Version 1 and 2, but this one has S3 Graphics UniChrome Pro IGP, where the others had UniChrome II
Doesn't matter much about the video, but I care about the Lan
It ended up a rev. 2 board. I have it in and running, the onboard looks good. I have XP Home and Ubuntu 64 dual booting. The Warden won't like the Linux, but I took the shells out of her gun. Apartment's T-1 line on the fritz yet again, so until I can hook it to cable I cannot update and Download some of the things I need.
Well I built a second rig with a little slower Cas 3 PC3200, but single sided sticks and a X800 GTO, I had a Arctic Cooling Silencer on it and it blanked out one Sata Port and made the other a tight fit. It is running well also.
Too bad I didn't wait they have a 3400 939 and a nice ECS board now for $119