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    Mainboard Advice.

    I need to replace my existing mainboard, a 4CoreDual-VSTA affair from ASRock.

    What I want is a board that can do the following.

    Overclock my E4400 better than the ASROck,
    Has 4 DDR2 RAM Slots to a total of 8Gb.
    Will support a Quad core processor.

    Most of the boards I see are only 2 ram slots for a total of 4Gb, I want to continue using my existing ram.

    Oh, my budget is as little as possible. lol.
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    Re: Mainboard Advice.

    TBH,it is not worth investing much money in your current setup. You are looking at around £50 to £70 for a socket 775 motherboard which is reasonable for overclocking and has 4 RAM slots unless you get a secondhand motherboard.

    On top of this DDR2 is expensive and unless your signature is wrong you have 2GB ATM. Even if you have 4GB it still not worth getting a motherboard. 4GB of DDR3 can be had for under £35 if you shop around.

    I would sell what you have and move over to a newer socket.

    You can get an X3 450,a 770 based motherboard and 4GB of DDR3 for around £140 to £150. A Core i3 2100 based setup can be had for around £190.


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    Re: Mainboard Advice.

    Cheers for the advice.

    I was looking at other options too. Just wanted someone with a good head on thier shoulders to tell me I wasn't making a mistake getting rid of the current mainboard/RAM/Proc. lol.

    Guess its save up time then.
    Quote Originally Posted by Edmund Blackadder
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    Re: Mainboard Advice.

    If your motherboard supported a quad core and you had 4GB of DDR2 a secondhand quad core would have done the job for a while longer.

    Anyway,AMD Bulldozer is being launched in a few months time and the AM3+ motherboards look like they will be released soon too.

    TBH,your setup should still be fine for the time-being.


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    Re: Mainboard Advice.

    Won some cash Az?
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    Re: Mainboard Advice.

    lohad you would have been the 1st to know.

    Nah, just looking at options atm, Mother in Law is being very generous atm and I might be able to wangle my next upgrade from her.
    Quote Originally Posted by Edmund Blackadder
    Baldrick, does it have to be this way? Our valued friendship ending with me cutting you up into strips and telling the prince that you walked over a very sharp cattle grid in an extremely heavy hat?

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    Re: Mainboard Advice.

    Lucky sod, its alright for some
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    Re: Mainboard Advice.

    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post
    Lucky sod, its alright for some
    lol.. Its the "joys" of being 40 this year dude. Has to have at least one up side, right?
    Quote Originally Posted by Edmund Blackadder
    Baldrick, does it have to be this way? Our valued friendship ending with me cutting you up into strips and telling the prince that you walked over a very sharp cattle grid in an extremely heavy hat?

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