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Windows 7: need new motherboard socket 775/DDR2


03 Dec 2012   #1

 
need new motherboard socket 775/DDR2

Hi,

I need to replace an Asus P5LP-LE motherboard with a new one... My pc specs are:

Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 65nm
3GB DDR2 Dual Channel @667MHz
HD 4870 X2
600W PSU
300GB Hard Disk

I need a new motherboard with:

- Core 2 Duo/Quad/Extreme support
- DDR2 Dual Channel Support
- a PCI-E port for my GPU
- decent overclocking features

Who can give me some suggestions? I'm not going to spend a lot of money on it, so a mid-end motherboard should be ok for me..
And no, I'm not going to replace all my pc... I only need a new motherboard with these features..

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03 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

I use Newegg as a measure of what's currently available. (They only ship to the US and Canada, though.)

With your list of requirements, you get Hobson's choice (no choice at all):

Newegg.com - ASRock G31M-GS R2.0 LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

You'd get more choices if you were willing to go to DDR3. (At Newegg, 2X2 GB of DDR3 1333 is available for less than $20US.)

I hope that an industry standard motherboard will fit in that HP. (I have no reason to believe that there will be a problem. I just have an abiding suspicion of appliance PCs.)
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03 Dec 2012   #3

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
I use Newegg as a measure of what's currently available. (They only ship to the US and Canada, though.)

With your list of requirements, you get Hobson's choice (no choice at all):

Newegg.com - ASRock G31M-GS R2.0 LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

You'd get more choices if you were willing to go to DDR3. (At Newegg, 2X2 GB of DDR3 1333 is available for less than $20US.)

I hope that an industry standard motherboard will fit in that HP. (I have no reason to believe that there will be a problem. I just have an abiding suspicion of appliance PCs.)
Thank you, this motherboard seems to be a good one for me... But it has got only 2 slots for ram, so I'm limited to 2GB DDR2, which are not really the top...

So, if I go to DDR3, what motherboard do you suggest me?

I founded this RAM:

http://www.ciampistore.it/informatic...112-96870.aspx
http://www.ebay.it/itm/ws/eBayISAPI....9838&hlp=false
http://www.bigstop.it/Articoli/Sched...m=HVKWKcKXKYIS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820103004

Is DDR3 1333 a lot slower than DDR3 1600?
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03 Dec 2012   #4

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

DDR2 and DDR3 are not interchangeable, normally. It is very rare where a motherboard can do both. If your motherboard has a DDR2 standard, then it cannot be changed to DDR3. The socket 775 boards are old enough to be very hard to find. You may like to consider a new build with a newer chipset.
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03 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

A quick look at Newegg doesn't show a single LGA775 board with 4 RAM slots.

They have this odd board, though:

Newegg.com - MSI G41M-P33 Combo LGA 775 Intel G41 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

It isn't really a 4 slot board; you can use 2 DDR2 DIMMs or two DDR3, but not both at the same time.

Socket 775 boards seem to be getting scarce, if purchased new.

I'd probably consider an AMD FX-4100 and an AM3+ board if trying to build a new budget system, but just those together would be not much less than $200US. I presume that you are looking for more like a $50 upgrade.
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04 Dec 2012   #6

 

This is my LAN game pc, and since I have a decent GPU on it, I'm only looking to change motherboard to push my CPU over 3,0 GHz in overclock (yes, it can handle it on air) or to put in a quad-core CPU later... But I'm not going to replace all the system...
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04 Dec 2012   #7

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

A good mother board, with decent overclocking features is Asus P5N-D sli ( ASUS - Motherboards- ASUS P5N-D or Newegg.com - ASUS P5N-D LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard) -Just like mine
Offers you a 20% OC, has 2 PCI-e slots, ATX format, 775 (supports quad core processors), 4 DDR2 800 slots... pretty good
Not sure for the price,or is it even "buy-able" anymore... But if you find it, i think it will be good for your needs.
As for the DDR2 and DDR3, i strongly suggest you to buy DDR3 board because it is much more cheaper, and you have faster modules - 1600mhz; 1333... In my shops, for an average quality brand, 2 Gb DDR2 @ 1066 cost the same as 4 Gb DDR3 @ 1333.
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04 Dec 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Many Socket 775 to choose from here; MOTHERBOARD DESKTOP BOARD SOCKET 775

Watch out for form factors that might not fit your case.
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04 Dec 2012   #9

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hiyya mate we have this listed out here might be worth having a look at it has both DDR2 and DDR3


Gigabyte GA-G41M-Combo Motherboard [GA-G41M-COMBO] - $59.00 : PC Case Gear

ZOops forgot to add this if you want to go to a 1155 board too http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=21700

the i3 is not real expensive either.
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04 Dec 2012   #10

Windows 7 x64 and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Is DDR3 1333 a lot slower than DDR3 1600?

In real world situations you will not be able to notice the difference at all. Only in benchmark programs will it show. In some cases you can overclock the ram to run at the faster speed. In most cases the price is not that much different at all. DDR2 ram is silly expensive. You can sometimes buy a new motherboard and some DDR 3 RAM (enough to get you going) slap the same CPU and heatsink in for less than 4 GB of DDR2 ram.
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