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#1 keldron

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 04:46 PM

Hello !

So here is the issue ... I am trying to get an upgrade to my motherboard ( right now I am using P5KPL-CM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131288 ) and it's ok but I was wondering if I can get something faster that would squeeze every last bit of power from my computer .

The core components of my comp are as follows :

CPU - Intel Pentium E6600 Wolfdale 3.06GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80571E6600 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116347 )

RAM - Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model 996760 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226214 )

GPU - EVGA GT 9800

PSU - 750W Corsair

What I would like is a mother board that supports 8 GB of ram or more , compatible with my cpu ( LGA 775 ) as for price it does not matter . Also if it supports SLI would be perfect but is not required ( don't go out of your way to find one with SLI but if you do know of one let me know ) .

Any help would be appreciated .

Edited by keldron, 01 September 2012 - 04:53 PM.


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Posted 01 September 2012 - 05:28 PM

I took a look at a few other sites, but this is the best i have found trying to keep to your requirements.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131794

Take a look let me know what you think

Is this going to be a new build. why are you sticking with an LGA 775. not a very popular socket anymore

Edited by 589661, 01 September 2012 - 05:28 PM.


#3 keldron

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 05:42 PM

Oh this is an older computer and as long as it still running I want to squeeze the max juice out of it . In the meantime I am building a new one core I7 computer . One the core I7 is ready to go I will sell the old one ( or give it to my parents / sister / friend ) .

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 07:38 PM

Any other suggestions ? I would like more input before I make my decision .

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 07:54 PM

Micro ATX motherboards are hard to find with LGA 775 sockets, so that is one of the better ones you can get. Keep in mind that you will need to repurchase Windows unless you are using a full, boxed, retail version of Windows to comply with the license.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 07:55 PM

Ok I see . Well then might as well get that one as for windows I have the boxed , retail version from my school that I can use no problem :) .

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 08:04 PM

Make sure it is a full version without any unusual license. Remember, Microsoft has a huge assortment of licenses with all kinds of caveats in them.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 08:05 PM

Ok I'll contact microsoft and make sure I have the full version .

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 08:04 AM

Don't put a single penny into a socket 775 system.

Anything related to Socket 775 (DDR2/CPUs/Motherboards) are already 3 generations behind. Leave it alone and build another new system when money/time allows. Any money you throw at that system is lost.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 11:15 AM

Worth a look, http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Category/guidedSearch.asp?CatId=13&sel=Detail%3B31_174_12359_12359 .

Generally, the retailers won't clutter stock/inventory with older boards.

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