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Windows 7: Best AM3 Socket and DDR2 Motherboard

28 Sep 2010   #1
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 
Best AM3 Socket and DDR2 Motherboard

Hi,
Am looking for the best AM3 Socket and DDR2 Motherboard.

As you may know am in the uk but model numbers help. Thanks


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28 Sep 2010   #2
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Welcome to SevenForums: Your asking a very objective question.
In your case living in the UK your first going to have to find what's available to you.

Second we would need to know your budget.

So my suggestion is to google reviews on AM3 DDR2 boards and see if the one that meets your requirements is available to you. As you'll get alot of members personal manufacturers preference or linked to a site that is not available to you.

Here's a place to start. AM3 DDR2 motherboard reviews - Google Search Fabe
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28 Sep 2010   #3
madtownidiot

 

The motherboard in my specs cost about $180 US, but uses DDR3 RAM.

I've been able to get a stable OC of 4.8 GHz with a 1090T. The main thing is I know it's a combination that works. You have to make sure the memory you buy is AM3 compatible or you're going to have all kinds of problems with BSODs in window. I have 8GB of Crucial Ballistix that I can't use until I decide to build another Intel system because I didn't double check.. there's nothing wrong with the memory, but
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28 Sep 2010   #4
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

790fx ddr2 am3 or my board the t series 785ge128mb
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28 Sep 2010   #5
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Welcome to SevenForums: Your asking a very objective question.
In your case living in the UK your first going to have to find what's available to you.

Second we would need to know your budget.

So my suggestion is to google reviews on AM3 DDR2 boards and see if the one that meets your requirements is available to you. As you'll get alot of members personal manufacturers preference or linked to a site that is not available to you.

Here's a place to start. AM3 DDR2 motherboard reviews - Google Search Fabe
Thanks but I was looking for recommendations
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28 Sep 2010   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you can find one pretty much any 790FX/SB750, but the DDR2 versions are getting harder to find. If you can't find one or Crossfire isn't a concern then any 785G/SB710 (just disable the onboard video, or as an added bonus when used with any ATI card allows for up to 4 monitors).
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28 Sep 2010   #7
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
If you can find one pretty much any 790FX/SB750, but the DDR2 versions are getting harder to find. If you can't find one or Crossfire isn't a concern then any 785G/SB710 (just disable the onboard video, or as an added bonus when used with any ATI card allows for up to 4 monitors).
Having DDR3 would cost me £100 more than needed,
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28 Sep 2010   #8
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Not much you can do about that when the DDR2 boards are being phased out and replaced by the 8xx series which are DDR3 only. That said,

Scan.co.uk: Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD3P AMD 790X AM2+ Motherboard
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28 Sep 2010   #9
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Not much you can do about that when the DDR2 boards are being phased out and replaced by the 8xx series which are DDR3 only. That said,

Scan.co.uk: Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD3P AMD 790X AM2+ Motherboard
Thanks I like the model it is what I needed but am going to buy it from here Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD3P AMD 790X (Socket AM3/AM2+) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard [GA-MA790X-UD3P] Motherboards AMD AM2+ (AMD Chipset)

I can't OC on my motherboard nor can I add any new cpu's or graphics card or I will bottleneck everything. That is why I need a new mb and my graphics card is failing
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28 Sep 2010   #10
madtownidiot

 

I would say it would be better to start with 2Gb of ddr3 now and and upgrade later than with 4GB of DDR2. DDR2 is going to get a lot more expensive in the future, as several major computer manufacturers have stopped using it in most new systems
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