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WHICH MOTHERBOARD SHOULD I GO FOR???

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by wonder01, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. wonder01

    wonder01 Member

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    I have Intel 865GV Motherboard (Having AGP interface only), Pentium 4 with Hyper Threading Technology (HT) Processor 2.8 GHz (This processor has pins) and 512 MB DDR RAM. Now I've Purchased a XFX 8600GT Graphics Card which requires x16 PCI-Express Slot. So I want to upgrade my Motherboard to support this graphics card without changing my processor though I can change my RAM to DDR2 if required. So which Motherboard should I purchase as the current gen Motherboards (like 915, 945, 965 etc) are not compatiple with my processor.
    Please suggest a motherboard which will solve my problem.
     
  2. redZoneOS

    redZoneOS Regular member

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    this is kind of a quick answer so wait for other responses, but I'm almost positive your CPU is a 478 socket... motherboards these days all use LGA 775... The only one I was able to find is on newegg website that has socket 478 AND PCIE is... You'll need to buy DDR2 ram with this mobo.

    <<http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138079>>

    not sure about quality, etc. as I said wait for other responses to be sure.

     
  3. wonder01

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    Thanks a lot dude. Guys please suggest some other boards lik that so I can have some choice in terms of quality and price
     
  4. GTR35

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    ok what is your budget range, we could help you more if there is a budget range
     
  5. dos1986

    dos1986 Guest

    Buying a socket 478 board now is crazy,might as well upgrade the ram,mobo and cpu to todays level,it wont cost much about $230


    GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard $99.99

    Highly recommended motherboard. Doesn't have RAID, but you don't need that.

    Intel Pentium E2160 1.8GHz is a great cpu $82

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116036

    OCZ Platinum 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) $45

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227089

    You now have a decent little rig,with a mobo that loves overclocking
     
  6. sammorris

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    I agree with that. Upgrading a SKT478 system is a false economy.
     
  7. phill2000

    phill2000 Guest

    *to sammorris* - Defo!
     

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