AST Motherboard HELP!


Ray Randall

New Member
My newphew has an AST Adventure 5166 minitower. It has a bad motherboard and AST wants $436 for a new one. I told him that price was ludicrous. I don't know whether I have to get it from AST or whether a generic one would work as well. It has a Cyrix 166GX processor. It also has a riser card for the expansion slots. Does anyone know if I can get a generic motherboard to fit this tower for around $100? I'm a unix guy, so I'm not too familiar with the PC world. Your help is greatly appreciated.



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You will probably need to get a new motherboard & case. the one you descrobe sounds pretty proprietary, and will be hard to replace. (Unless you find a used one cheap.)