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Buying new computer parts, need a little help.


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#1 Xenocide07

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 03:20 PM

So I recently decided to upgrade my computer a little bit to be able to play the newer games.

I need help figuring out how chip-sets work and if my Graphics card will be compatible.

Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157175&cm_re=motherboard_intel_775-_-13-157-175-_-Product

G-card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130572&cm_re=nvidia-_-14-130-572-_-Product

I know the socket it correct for it, PCI-E 2.0 X16 but not sure if the chip-set is correct on it. Is this card compatible with the motherboard?

My power-supply is 650 watt, so think that should be okay. As for my CPU it's a Intel Pentium D 3.4 GHz 755 socket. I plan on buying two 2 gig sticks of DRRII ram, 800 speed. So I think that is okay as well. I'm just checking to verify everything.

Also if everything is compatible, would this be a good card for gaming such as World of Warcraft and the call of duty franchise? I heard the core clock was made gaming graphics card, not sure if that's true or not though. I'm hoping this will run the new games at a decent frame rate.


Thanks in advance to anyone who takes there time to help me out.

Edited by Xenocide07, 04 December 2010 - 07:38 PM.
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Posted 04 December 2010 - 05:42 PM

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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. 

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 07:38 PM

Sorry about that, they're fixed now.

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 08:12 PM

I actually used to have that very motherboard and I tried pairing it with a pentium D 930, and it would not work-even though it was on the CPU support list, so Im gonna say that CPU may/may not work on it as it was primarily designed for the core2 line. Long story short, via a few trading a buddy got it and put a core2quad in it and it ran fantastic. So be warned there, video cards nice, but even if that pentium D works, its going to bottleneck that nice of a video card. It may run WoW and COD games ok, but that CPU and 2 gigs of ram are going to bottleneck you pretty bad.

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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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Posted 04 December 2010 - 11:11 PM

I planned on getting 4 gigs of ram, two, 2 gig sticks.

Oh I see, how can I tell what motherboards are good. Is there a curtain spec that makes them run better? I'd like to try an keep the mobo under 100 dollars if possible though.

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 11:47 PM

Well, some motherboards are better than others depending on the chipset and quality of the board. For example, a P55 or X58 Intel chipset will often allow for both Crossfire and SLI, whereas others won't. On the AMD side, their FX chipsets, 790FX, 890FX, etc., allow for maximum bandwidth on PCI-E X16 slots. Usually, it doesn't matter, unless you are going for a multi-GPU or overclocked setup. That card will work very well for the aged, graphically speaking, WoW, but Call of Duty may be another matter. The system requirements determine what is needed to get the game to run, to get it to play well, you often need to have better hardware. For instance, CoD Black Ops requires a Core 2 Duo, but will operate with better hardware.

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 01:07 PM

So would it be better for me to get a board with a p55 chipset? Would it make it run smoother when the graphics card I am getting?

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 11:56 PM

The P55 chipset is only available with newer CPU's, so you would have to swap out more. The problem with this setup is WoW, it's old and not very hardware intensive, the CoD franchise is. You also have an old CPU, but you are going to be pairing it with a newer GPU. That newer GPU will work fine with WoW, but with CoD, it may be another matter entirely as it is low-end nowadays. I suggest getting a Core 2 Duo or Quad with a clock speed over 2.8GHz. if possible if you're gaming. Older CPU's may not be able to feed the GPU fast enough with data. If you have the cash, go up a level with regards to the GPU. Get either a GTX 460 or a Radeon 6850 for better results.

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