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Windows 7: Want a new Mobo and CPU

26 Jun 2010   #11
rossy87

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Cheers mate.

I take it i wont know if the Mobo/CPU will be compatible until i actually try them together?

Also i will be changing my copy of windows 7 anyway as i have an OEM version so wont be able to use it on the new board.

Rossy87


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26 Jun 2010   #12
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

The ones I suggested are compatible.

The main thing to look out for if you are looking , is the socket type.

For example the Q8300 is a socket 775 type and the motherboard I suggested is also a socket 775.

So provided these match then you will be ok.

You also have to bear in mind your ram is DDR 2 so the motherboard must be a DDR 2 one , the newest motherboards are now DDR 3 which your current memory won't work in.


And regarding your windows 7, not 100% sure but you should be able to use it again if you give microsoft a ring and tell them you have just changed some parts in your pc?
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29 Jun 2010   #13
rossy87

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

What about this Mobo guys,

ASUS P5Q SE2 iP45 Socket 775 8 Channel Audio ATX.. | Ebuyer.com

Which is better? This Asus board or the Gigabyte one earlier in the thread?

Cheers, Rossy87

Also my memory is DDR2 266mhz which wont ork in any of the new boards will it?
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29 Jun 2010   #14
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Hello again mate , can I ask where you are getting the figure of 266 for your current memory from?

Reason I ask is I was having a look on ebuyer and I don't think you can actually get memory that slow in DDR2 form.

I see on ebuyer they list a DDR1 stick at 266 tho.

Are you sure your memory is infact DDR2?

If it turns out to be DDR1 then you will have to uprate your memory as well I recon otherwise you won't be able to get a decent newish motherboard and cpu.

Cheers

Paul.

Edit , I maybe totally wrong actually , but best checking.
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29 Jun 2010   #15
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Just did a search for your current motherboard and it appears it is ddr2 so your current memory is ddr2.

The memory you have is proberly not going to be the best for your upgrades tho , so if you could stretch the funds a little further I would recommend getting some faster memory.

Something like this - Kingston 2gb Kit (2x1gb) Ddr2 800mhz/pc2-6400 Hyperx.. | Ebuyer.com would be fine.

That way they will work well with whatever board you go for.
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29 Jun 2010   #16
rossy87

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for the quick reply and all of your help on this subject.

I got the figures from CPU-Z.

I should be able to make my fund stretch slightly further so i will go for the memory aswell.

@ paulpicks21 what do you think of the Asus board i posted?

Rossy87
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29 Jun 2010   #17
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

The Asus one looks totally ok mate , will work with the Q8300 just fine.
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29 Jun 2010   #18
rossy87

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Cheers mate.

Just as i thought.

Will order a few things up when i get paid.

Thanks for all your help and i have given you +1 rep for your help too

Rossy87
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29 Jun 2010   #19
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

No problem mate , thanks for the rep

And let us know how you get on with it all when the time comes ok.

Cheers

Paul.

Oh and 1 thing , if you are getting the 266mhz memory speed from cpuid , I assume you are multiplying it by 2?

See my screen shot , I have 800mhz DDR2 and it shows as just over 400 as its slightly overclocked. It has 2 banks so its X 2 which comes in at 828mhz for mine.

Your memory would actually be 533mhz memory if thats the case , which incidentally is listed for sale on ebuyer.


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