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Just got done upgrading to a MSI KT4ULTRA-FISR board, XP2700+ and 1 gig of DDR333 PC2700 memory. All I can say is WOW! FS2002 never ran smoother! I thought I had a fast system before (KT3Ultra, XP2200+, 512M PC2100) but this new system is unbelievable! Can't wait 'till the new nVidia FX boards come out, to add to it.The KT4Ultra-FISR board is one sweet board with everything a man could want. 6 USB-2, 2 Firewire, RAID, LAN, 8X AGP, built in 6 channel Dolby Digital sound....etc. Anyone contemplating an upgrade, I highly recommend this combo.BTW.. I thought I would have to re-install my WinXP, but to my surprise, it picked everything up, asked for the new drivers and went on it's merry way with no problems whatsoever. I did have to register Windows again though, took me all of 20 seconds.:-) I'm impressed, Microsoft!:-beerchugPete S. =====Near OKC======

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Asustek's A7N8X Deluxe is a quality board too (but then i would say that).

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I used to be Abit man, than later I switched to Asus, but I have to say that this motherboard impressed me more. So now I am a Microstar fan, and until I find a better product, will remain so.My last Asus board was an A7M266 with a Thunderbird 1.4 CPU. I still have it somewhere as a spare. I was really not that impressed with it, had to have it replaced about 2 weeks after I got it.Pete S.

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>I thought I would have to re-install my WinXP, but to my surprise, it picked everything up, asked for the new drivers and went on it's merry way with no problems whatsoever.

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Can we all now be reassured that this particular upgrade path is no longer a major cause for concern?It sure appears to be that way, Mike.Like I said, I was ready to reformat my C: drive and do a reinstall. Actually I was dreading it. After I fired up my system with a new MoBo, Cpu and Ram, Win XP just started popping up with new hardware found windows and went on it's way updating and rebooting. After several reboots I was right back with all of my system files intact, email and all. All in all I spent about 15 minutes getting it working again, and it is running solid as a rock all day.Pete S

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