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Motherboard Died, Survived By Graphics Card And Case


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#1 Guilo

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 06:05 PM

As of Tuesday, December 5th, 2007 at 17:18 my ASUS Motherboard was pronounced dead. She was survived by a graphics card.. and a case.

Basically, I'm buying a new motherboard / processor. I was informed that a good route to go would be a Duo 2 Core Processor by Intel. I'm going to try and remain with Intel, as I have always done.

However, I'm very, unknowledgeable, when coming to hardware. I'm not sure exactly what I need to get. It seems I have a "P4 3.4GHZ (800FSB) 1MB" Processor and a Asus P4P800-E Deluxe I865PE MB Motherboard. Looking at www.newegg.com I found two items I was considering purchasing, however I'm not sure if its necessary, or if it is even a upgrade. The sole purpose of my computer is gaming, and I LOVE graphics/performance. My gaming consists of MMORPGS (World of Warcraft) so I need good performance to compete.

Here are the two hardware pieces:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/product/Product.asp?...N82E16819115003

GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16813128012

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 07:47 PM

Looks good, but make sure your RAM matches your motherboard slots.
I doubt it does if you had a P4.

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 09:13 PM

The memory in the Asus is DDR 400, the new RAM is DDR2...no it will not be compatible.

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 05:06 PM

As a fitting match for the Core 2 Duo, I'd suggest the MSI 975x Platinum Power Up Edition - it's an awesome board that I just started using with my E6600.

It's got ton's of options so that you can make it do anything that you'd like!
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Posted 10 December 2006 - 04:22 PM

you dont really need to spend the 100$ extra on a E6600, a E6400 runs at about the same speed (u wont notice a diffrence...i didnt). in my opinion it isnt worth the 100$.

i was gonna use that mobo for the pc i built last week but i switched to an ASUS =P

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 04:45 PM

I didn't select the Asus because of problems with RAID that were discussed in this article: http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/10/11/fou...for_core_2_duo/

FWIW - I wanted either a 975x or nForce 680 chipset. The 975x was a lot cheaper!
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Posted 10 December 2006 - 08:44 PM

Speaking of 680 northbridges. I heard they were coming out with a 680a for AMD.. I wonder when Newegg is going to sell it. (It has 2 slots for processors, 2 dual core FX 62s would probably line up with a QX6700)

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