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    My motherboard finally crapped out tonight, so I will be shopping for another tomorrow. It was a Socket-A MSI K7tPro2-a. Can anyone suggest a reliable replacement? Is Biostar relaible? They seem cheap enough and this time around I don't care about features or speed, i just want it to turn on 6 months from now.
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    from what i hear Epox also makes good motherboards
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    I've been very happy with TYAN motherboards, too.
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    i love abit!
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    My abit KT7 has survived quite a bit. It's had 2 power supplies blow up, and a few fires too

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    Thanks for all the help but for some miraculous reason not only did my motherboard work again but all the problems that it had before went away when I turned it on the next day. Perviously it would not even post. Well I do know now that my next motherboard purchase will not be MSI. I have only heard bad things.
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    Originally posted by Dartman111:
    <STRONG>Thanks for all the help but for some miraculous reason not only did my motherboard work again but all the problems that it had before went away when I turned it on the next day</STRONG>
    technically, your mobo probably just had some bad karma!!!

    gives you a good fuzzy feeling when things start working again like that!!!
    Project - GAME OVER :(

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