are simply running out of options. I just went through this. The basic systems are all going to DDR2. I searched Newegg and Tiger for such a mobo, but it seems DDR2 is the kicker.
If all you want to do is use the SATA drive, don't kid yourself it will not acheive anywhere near that speed, so live with 150. I just discovered that, at least for WD and Seagate, the 300's need a jumper to run it at 150. The jumper comes defaulted to 150 with Seagate, but WD requires you to place the jumper.
If you go to newegg and select mobos they have a whole bunch of options that you can set and then search for a mobo that meets all that you have selected. Don't be surpised if it doesn't find any.
I don't use eBay, but possibly there.
Im looking to upgrade my motherboard/processor, preferably on the cheap side to be compatable with a 160gm sata/300 hard drive i recently bought for $20.
My current computer is about 3 years old and is as follows:
Epox 8rga+ Mobo
AMD Athlon XP 2500+ processor
512mb cheap ram pc3200 DDR400
128mb ddr AGP 8x NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 XT OC
Im having a hard time finding a motherboard that I will be able to keep all of my current hardware and use my new SATA/300 HD. Does anyone know of a Mobo that supports SATA/300, DDR400 RAM, and AGP 8x??
The best i can find is a mobo that supports all my current hardware but only SATA/150. I also have heard of SATA adapters but i cannot find one that supports SATA/300.
Any opinions would be appreciated as to what i should upgrade. I would like to stay under a $200 budget if possible but any suggestions are greatly appreciated.