I recently bought the HD 5850 Graphics card from ATI, After a big shock on the telephone with the manufacturer i found out that on my Conroe 1333-D667 motherboard the PCI-E slots are not 2.0, and the last BIOS update from the website was in 2008. So there is no way i can use this motherboard to power/run this card.
I'm am currently looking at two different motherboards which are the following :-
Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6 775 socket and Gigabyte EP45-UD3LR/EP45T-UD3L 775 socket
The motherboard needs to accept DDR2 RAM(If not then not TOO big a deal i will have to buy more) and Intel Core Duo 2 Processor E8200 which i beleive is 775 socket.
If anyone can suggest me any good motherboards that will work with both my CPU and GPU/RAM then it will be much appreciated, I am not to smart with hardware but the information i have put up here is all down to my own research so expect there to be a mistake somewhere,
I am looking for a good mobo for Gaming, that can be picked up for about 60-100 GBP, Thanks to anyone that can help and if there is something you need to know or something missing i wil update as soon as i see the post.
Nothing is Overclocked in my system and i have never tried it, I will try to OC the new Motherboaard if it is worth it.
Thanks very much - Mitch.
Details of my current Processor - http://processorfinder.intel.com/details.aspx?sSpec=SLAPP
Details of my current Motherboard - http://europe.asrock.com/MB/overview.asp?M...333-D667%20R3.0
Edited by MitchTheGG, 06 May 2010 - 06:21 AM.