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drmoneejd

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I have recently built a new computer, which worked well for a while, but now, the motherboards(ASUS M3A78-T) bios is messed up and i have to reset the cmos just to boot the computer up. this could be my fault(i have updated the bios), however i have seen some reviews about the bios being a problem, but not until after i purchased it. The point is, I've just about had it with this motherboard. It has great ports, and decent features but i just dont know how dependable it is, and i want to put the side of my case back on lol. So I was wondering if anybody had a suggestion for a good full ATX board that supports AMD Athlon X2 64, has good/decent onboard video/audio, room for upgrading and both sata and IDE ports. And no more then around $150. I know this is asking alot, but any suggestions would be very appreciated. Thanks. :)
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I just built a rig for a friend of mine using this motherboard an I had no problems during setup or installation. I always go with Gigabyte for my motherboard when doing a build, unless I find a good deal on an Asus. :)

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128384
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thanks. i had seen gigabyte boards, and i thought about it, but i didnt know if they were realiable. but this looks like a good board. Perfect price and good onboard features. oh, but i have one question, does the ATI Raedon graphics cards get better as the numbers go down?
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does the ATI Raedon graphics cards get better as the numbers go down?

No, the higher the number the better it is. However I believe this only applies with the same series. For example, 4000 series, 4850 < 4870.
Here's a hierarchy chart to help you figure out which video card performs better.

Hope that helps,
Kamille
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Here are some benchmarks for that onboard GFX chip.

http://www.phoronix....i...0_790&num=1

Its not the best, but it appears decent for an onboard chip.
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Thanks, this board looks real nice. However someone has helped me try to fix mine. but if it continues to disappoint, this will be where i go.
also, i am going to use this on a virtual computer project for one of my classes. Thank you!
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