Posted 12 September 2010 - 02:10 PM
oh heres a story that actually started with BC. A friend on here gave me a intel celeron 2.66 ghz LGA 775 CPU, so I thought hey cool Ill get some used parts cheap off of ebay, and build myself a cheap machine to experiment with Linux. Well, easier said then done, I made the assumption that a LGA 775 CPU will work in any LGA 775 motherboard, so I bid on, and one a Biostart TP-45e combo that was sold as a non working motherboard because it hadnt been tested-but appeared to be in good shape. I got it, slapped the CPU in, and it didnt work. So Im like huh no big deal, probably defective motherboard, so I get on newegg and order a open box motherboard thats garenteed to work. Well, I got it, and it didnt work either, so after doing some research, found out that the CPU only works on a motherboard that supports a 533 mhz FSB, and both the motherboards I had only went as low as 800 mhz. So here I am with 2 motherboards that I wouldnt have needed if I had done some research on the CPU. I finally just gave up on said CPU, got on ebay and purchased a pentium D 930 that runs at 800 mhz FSB, and here in comes the funny part. The "non-working" motherboard off of ebay for 34 dollars, when the proper CPU was inserted, worked fantastic, While the 50 dollar ASRock motherboard I got off newegg, was defective, and my dumb butt forgot to return it within the 30 days, and I know have a 50 dollar paperweight layin around my apartment.
Anyway, that was my major goofup. . .
Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit.
Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.
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