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Motherboard:

ASUS A7V266 E-RAID VIA KT266 DDR ATA100 Motherboard w/ Sound

$262.15 [CAN]

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Description:
The motherboard is important in the computer's structure because it connects all the cards, chips and peripherals, and allows data to travel between them, across a bus. The motherboard is the data and power structure within a computer.

Why We Chose It:

This motherboard was chosen because it offers advanced V-Link architecture, and is compatible with the AMD Athlon 1.5 GHZ CPU that we chose.The other important reason we chose it is because it has 3 DIMM slots that support up to 3-GB of DDR-SDRAM memory. As well, it supports our advanced graphics and audio cards and as well, allows easy processor overclocking.

Specifications:
- Supports Socket A (462) AMD Althlon/Duron processors up to 1.4GHz+
VIA KT266 VT8366 North Bridge chipset with VT8233 South Bridge
- 200/266MHz Front-Side-Bus (FSB)
- 3 DIMM slots support up to 3GB PC1600/PC2100 DDR SDRAM
- Ultra-DMA 33/66/100
- AGP [Advanced Graphics Port] Pro slot with AGP4X support
- Six USB Ports, five PCI slots, one AMR shared slot, two serial ports, one parallel port
- Optional C-Media CMI8738 6-Channel audio controller
- Wake-On-LAN, Wake-On-Ring, Chassis Intrusion support
- Smart Card Reader (SCR) interface support
- ASUS PC Health MonitoringTM and ASUS PC ProbeTM software