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Windows 7: Need advice on cpu upgrading

10 Mar 2014   #11
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

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Well there goes my dreams, I can't afford another motherboard right now it would have to be one or the other. Would be way to expensive to buy both at same time. It's wierd too because on the motherboard box it advertises that it's ready for the fx chips as well. Though just losing those 2 cores gets a hella of a lot cheaper though. IDK what to do now don't know if i want to buy anything now. Would performance difference between those two be dramatic?
Are you sure this board is not a exception? Motherboards - M5A78L-M LX PLUS
No idea , I seen some ppl run it with that board saying they do on forums/youtube so idk.


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11 Mar 2014   #12
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Ok so I thought it over. I think I'll get a mobo first and a chip later. Something around 150 or cheaper if possible that supports my other components that would be the best bang for the buck.


Whats a decent mobo for a fx 8350 around that price? Just asking since I fully don't understand that vrm thing and wouldn't know what to look for .
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11 Mar 2014   #13
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

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11 Mar 2014   #14
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Kind of pricy for a mobo but anyways I found it cheaper on amazon and I don't have to pay taxes like I do on newegg since i'm in California.

Amazon.com: ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard: Electronics

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Pretty beast mobo though I don't think I would ever use 32gbs of ram lol. Um I do have two extra sticks of 2gb ram though they are different. Could start using those again. Thanks for the help guys and explaining to me. Ill'l probably get this unless I find something cheaper with similar specs, maybe with taking less ram but same amount of slots could make it cheaper.
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11 Mar 2014   #15
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
Kind of pricy for a mobo but anyways I found it cheaper on amazon and I don't have to pay taxes like I do on newegg since i'm in California.

Amazon.com: ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard: Electronics

EDIT:
Pretty beast mobo though I don't think I would ever use 32gbs of ram lol. Um I do have two extra sticks of 2gb ram though they are different. Could start using those again. Thanks for the help guys and explaining to me. Ill'l probably get this unless I find something cheaper with similar specs, maybe with taking less ram but same amount of slots could make it cheaper.
Number one rule don't mix and match ram ,It's a must it's all the same or you will have stability issues if you try to overclock
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11 Mar 2014   #16
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
Kind of pricy for a mobo but anyways I found it cheaper on amazon and I don't have to pay taxes like I do on newegg since i'm in California.

Amazon.com: ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard: Electronics

EDIT:
Pretty beast mobo though I don't think I would ever use 32gbs of ram lol. Um I do have two extra sticks of 2gb ram though they are different. Could start using those again. Thanks for the help guys and explaining to me. Ill'l probably get this unless I find something cheaper with similar specs, maybe with taking less ram but same amount of slots could make it cheaper.
Number one rule don't mix and match ram ,It's a must it's all the same or you will have stability issues if you try to overclock
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Even if it has same CL and frequency.
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11 Mar 2014   #17
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Ideally you want all your memory to be the same speed, specs etc.

4 4GB sticks in a set is what you want. 16 GB is plenty and you`ll most likely never have to upgrade. Get the fastest speed you can afford, that your MB supports.

1866 for that board would be fine, but you could probably use 2400 on it, but that costs a little bit more.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231499

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231586
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11 Mar 2014   #18
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I just want to use the ram I have atm. I'll leave my spares out. For now just a mobo upgrade sounds good. I could just add on the some mem brand sticks if I buy some later as long as same ones I suppose but I doubt for now that I will go over 8 atm and the speeds are ok I'll would assume for gaming.


So this mobo is fine? Proably just gonna get that one since it's pretty beast. Thanks about letting me know about the ram stuff guys.
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11 Mar 2014   #19
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Yes it will.
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12 Mar 2014   #20
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

I concur, I have 2 of them see here :Thoughts on a new motherboard, please
Most definitely recommended. Will last you years and you can add ram, hard drives, SSD, Blu rays, multiple graphics cards, fancy sound cards and so on. Has a 5 year warranty. You can use your existing chip and probably squeeze a little more out of it by using this board. Good Luck Tony.
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