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#1 gendoikari87

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 06:07 AM

I need help finding a compatable motherboard.

Okay Here is what I have

AMD Athalon 64 x2 windsor 2.8ghz dual core
Nvidia gt 240 (1gb GDDR5 PCI-E 2.0)
Kingston DDR2 SDRAM 400 (PC2 3200) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820134182

I'm looking at 2 motherboards and I want to know if the CPU/Ram is compatable with them:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813186147

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813131613

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 12:47 PM

can anybody help me?

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 01:42 PM

The first link which is a Foxconn A78AX-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard will work, it supports DDR2 1066 Mhz Memory.
But your present processor is supported. I would take it you are buying the motherboard with the intentions of upgrading the processor to a faster one later in time.

The second Motherboard is an ASUS M2N68-AM PLUS AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA Geforce 7025/nForce 630a Micro ATX AMD Motherboard.
Keep in mind that motherboard is a MICRO motherboard. If your going to go micro, you will need a new micro case to house the motherboard in and micro expansion cards.
Also yes it does support your present CPU, but this is the specs on the memory:

DDR2 1066*/800/667
*Due to AMD CPU limitation, DDR2 1066 is supported by AM2+ CPU for one DIMM per channel only

Neither motherboard specifies if it will support DDR2 SDRAM 400 (pc2 3200) Memory.

I could be wrong seeing how that information is not being listed. It basically depends on if the BIOS settings allows for DDR2 400 type RAM. But if it doesn't, then you could always upgrade your RAM to DDR2 667 or DDR2 800.

Although i do like the Asus brand name, I think of the two the Foxconn A78AX-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard would be your better choice and it will fit your current ATX style tower's profile.

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 03:46 PM

can anybody help me?

You have NO Idea how thank full I am, so all I will say is:


THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 09:06 PM

LOL! :thumbsup:

No problem, you're welcome! :flowers:

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 07:23 AM

LOL! :thumbsup:

No problem, you're welcome! :flowers:

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wait, I just noticed I qouted the wrong thing.... I fail.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 10:05 AM

It's okay we're all human.

I believe you were thanking me for being the only one that answered your question.

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