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Artisan62 Remember me? Vista Booting Problem!

PauldLucky hi, just to update you I took the PC for surgery and the Motherboard was at fault? I'm surprised because as far as i can understand ABIT has quite a good reliability profile and as i probably told you it has already had 2, so this will be its 3rd. I have tried to contact ABIT in Taiwan and Australia with no response as yet. Anyway the thing is the board currently in the machine is an ABIT AN8 AMD Athlon 64/64FX socket 939 CPU. The shop resposible for repair has said the board is dated and hard to source but would like to replace the M Board,CPU and RAM with an INTEL alternative. When the machine was built there was a reason for not using INTEL, i can't remember what that would be now.
What's your veiw on the changeover ? Thank's for your time, I'm grateful to you. Regards Artisan62

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