motherboard/chipset

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ehuber
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I am buying a barebone system for video editing and must decide on the most suitable mobo and chipset to work with an AMD 2400XP+ CPU
If anybody could give me experienced advice I would be gratful!
Thank you,
Ed

StuartV
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You don't say which capture card you are intending to use - this can have a big influence on which mobo to use. (For example, pinnacle seem to like the via kt333 chipset, matrox hate via kt266 chipset mobo's).

Stuart

ehuber
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Hello, and Thank you Stuart as I did not know that really it is necessary to decide first on a video edit programme, then the suitable MoBo./chipset
I often read advice not to go with an Via chipset but it is difficult to find a board, not to expensive, £60-70 is my targetwith another type of chipset.
I have an AMD 266MGz on which is a Matrox Mystique 2204Meg with the daughter card Rainbow Runner Ver5.01 which I have been practising editing but my system is not powerful enough and is continually freezing
Many years ago I was a Cine Film editor so I know how to use cisors and glue!
Do you think that the mystique and rainbow runnerwould work OK on the new system because I have reached my finacial limit with the proposed new system,because my use is only tidying up family memorys.
Kind Regards,
Ed

WDB
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Joined: Oct 22 2002

If you plan to use the XP2400+ for a while, then a used Abit NV7-133R would do very nicely...the Nforce2 chipset seems not to handle many of the PCI hardware cards, much like the VIA chipsets have for some time, so stick with the Nforce1 chipset if possible.

If you can't find one, then a VIA KT400-based board would likely be OK also...the VT8235 southbridge chip has been improved somewhat and combined with the VIA Hyperion 4-in-1 drivers, it should handle NLE cards just fine.