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Buying new motherboard for CSGO

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#1 ArthBrah


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Posted 03 May 2016 - 02:20 PM

I am considering buying a new motherboard, the one i have right now is old.. can hold a maximum of 4 gb ram.. i wanna get 8 or 16gb ram.


just wondering what are the considerations i should take when buying a new motherboard? 


main reason i want a upgrade is because i want to run CSGO more smoothly, with my 4gb ram its slow on start up and closing.pretty annoying.


or could it be i should buy a new graphics card?


Asus AMD Radeon HD 6670 Graphics Card (1GB, PCI-Express, GDDR5, Dust-proof Fan)
thats my current graphics card.

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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 04:07 PM

One thing you need to be aware of if you use Windows and have an OEM style license is that if you replace your motherboard you are also going to have to buy another copy of your OS. MS ties OEM licences to the mobo and, with limited exceptions, new mobo = new licence. If you have a retail licence then this doesn't apply as they are transferable from one computer (or mobo) to another.


Almost all commercially built computers and a lot of self-built ones use OEM type licences. The self-builders, like me, use OEM licenses perfectly legally when building computers because they are cheaper but this is the downside.


I am not a specialist on hardware problems, but it would help those who are if you could post with details of your computer - make and model or main components = and what OS you are using.


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Posted 04 May 2016 - 07:14 AM


what are the considerations i should take when buying a new motherboard?

It sounds like you want to use the components you already have on a new mobo, please correct me if I am wrong. Since you didn't post your specs, I am working in the dark but will do the best I can.

If your current mobo carries a max of 4 gigs RAM, you have an oldie. IF this is true, manufacturers are not making new boards for the technology you have. The main problem you are going to run into immediately is finding a new board that will accept your current, old technology but allow you to use more RAM. Probably you will have to turn to Ebay, and the odds are not good that you will find what you are looking for. If you do happen to find a board that will accept your current RAM, HDD and CPU, they will probably be asking almost as much as a new mobo would cost, and no guarantee how long that old, used board you purchase will last. Whatever board you buy, make sure that the CPU socket is the same as the current one on your old board or your CPU will not mount. Same goes for memory, make real sure the "new" board will accept the type of memory you have. If you can locate the same board that will take more RAM than your present one, you will hit the next wall: older RAM is hard to find, and again, you will have to turn to Ebay. You will discover that people who are selling older RAM want as much as new memory costs! They figure they are going to cash in on memory that is hard to find. I have gone down this "upgrade" road with several people and it ends up being expensive enough so that it isn't financially realistic.

Edited by ranchhand_, 04 May 2016 - 07:18 AM.

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