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Windows 7: Motherboard and CPU Upgrade Options

28 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Operating System
 
 
Motherboard and CPU Upgrade Options

Hey everyone, as you may already know that i had a previous thread (Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Motherboard and CPU Upgrade) asking which i should upgrade. I want to be upgrading the motherboard and the CPU, i need options on which i should upgrade and i want full details. my budget is around 90-140 for each of the parts. I'd be more then happy to take options from the users and specialists.

My current Specifications are;

OS
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Operating System
CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 2.2 GHz
Motherboard
ASUS P5LP-LE
Memory
(1024MB DDR PC2-5300 X2) (1024 DDR PC2-6400 X2)
Graphics Card(s)
NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT (512MB DDR2 RAM)


Thank You

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29 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Operating System
 
 

Please posts with Prices
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29 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

You didn't give us much to go on. What features are you looking for, exactly? Firewire interface? SLI compatibility? AMD, or Intel based? Chipset preference?

You need to be a lot more specific, as there are thousands to choose from. You might want to take a look over at Tigerdirect.com, or newegg.com. They probably have a motherboard & CPU combo/bundle you can get fitted into.
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29 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Operating System
 
 

I don't really mind. Long as i get a good CPU and Motherboard, that's what it matters. I usally play my pc to play games, and design. I use intensive programs such as Photoshop, Sony Vegas, Maya Studios, ect. Mostly 3D Softwares.
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29 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Operating System
 
 

I tried both of the website that you gave me, if you could find me a good CPU and a motherboard which is compatiable with the rest of the hardware i have, that'll be great!
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29 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nJoyo View Post
I tried both of the website that you gave me, if you could find me a good CPU and a motherboard which is compatiable with the rest of the hardware i have, that'll be great!
Sure, no problem. What's your budget in US currency? And what specific hardware do you want the board to be compatible with?

Your graphics card is PCI Express x16...right?

By the way, I just looked at your RAM specs. You do know that your memory can only run as fast as your slowest bus speed don't you? I ask this because you have mismatched FSB's on your memory modules.
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29 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Here's a real nice motherboard & CPU combination: CLICK ME

Please note, that it has a locked multiplier though, which means your overclocking abilities will be limited. However, for what you want to do with the rig, that shouldn't be a problem at all. Besides, it has the black edition Phenom quad, which is plenty fast at stock settings.

I like the fact it has an onboard NVIDIA GeForce 8300 GT GFX chipset, along with hybrid SLI. So you only need one physical PCI Express GFX card.

My next rig will be very similar to this one. I'm sold on the NVIDIA GeForce Northbridge chipsets.
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30 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Operating System
 
 

Thank You, my budget is around 150. Would is be just good if i overclock my current PC?
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30 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Operating System
 
 

this motherboard, will it be compatiable with the rest of the hardware which i have got? like a RAM, Graphics card.
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30 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Operating System
 
 

Would i have to install a Clean OS after installing this motherboard?
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