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Windows 7: Advice before installing new CPU

03 Dec 2009   #11
OneSerious

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrMephitis View Post
I'm using this board at the moment and have had no problems whatsoever, it's quite a nice little board in my opinion.
That's good enough for me. Think I'll go for this to be honest.

The only thing now is RAM. Can you tell me which RAM the mobo supports, because I see here there is,

DDR3 Tri Channel PC3 16000+
DDR3 Tri Channel PC3 14400+
DDR3 Tri Channel PC3 112800
DDR3 Tri Channel PC3 10666
DDR3 Dual Channel PC3 14400+
DDR3 Dual Channel PC3 12800
DDR3 Dual Channel PC3 10666

Again. sorry for so many questions but it's late, I'm not up to scratch on this stuff I don't want to end up buying parts that's not going to work.

Thanks again.


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04 Dec 2009   #12
Orpheous

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kylehimself View Post
That's good enough for me. Think I'll go for this to be honest.

The only thing now is RAM. Can you tell me which RAM the mobo supports
I've attached the official Asus memory support list for that board for you


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04 Dec 2009   #13
OneSerious

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orpheous View Post
I've attached the official Asus memory support list for that board for you
Good man! Cheers mate
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07 Dec 2009   #14
OneSerious

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks everybody for your help so far. Just one more question before I proceed.

Since I plan to replace my current mobo, CPU and RAM with these...

Asus M4A785TD-V EVO AMD 785G (Socket AM3) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard
AMD Quad Core Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Socket AM3
Corsair XMS3 TwinX 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9 1333MHz Dual Channel Kit

I know the new CPU is a higher wattage. For the life of me I can't find a number for the mobo.

I just wanted to make sure my PSU was big enough to take the new stuff. It's a 450W, which I know isn't particularly good.

I have my systems specs added so if somebody could compare the two and give me an idea of what power is needed I'd appreciate that. Thanks again!

I really need to get clued into these things.
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07 Dec 2009   #15
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If this is the 450W Corsair that you list in your specs,

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

you're good to go. In your case you have a very good 450W PSU that is better (in some cases a lot better) than a lot of cheap 600-700W PSU's.
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07 Dec 2009   #16
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kylehimself View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Don't forget if you get a board that uses DDR3 you'll need new ram as well. If you do go for that board make sure to go here,

GIGABYTE - Product - Motherboard - Overview - GA-MA785GT-UD3H (rev. 1.0)

and check the memory compatibility list. Nothing saying that ram not on the list won't work, but better if you can get stuff that is for compatibilities sake.
Dammit, this CPU will near enough end up being a new build. Awk well. Next thing I know I'll need a new PSU to run it all.

What about this board? Asus M4A785TD-V EVO AMD 785G (Socket AM3) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard

As for RAM, would this do the job? Corsair XMS3 TwinX 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9 1333MHz Dual Channel Kit seems a bit pricey.

Sorry for all the questions but I don't know a great deal about all this stuff.
Kyle, before you attempt this project it may be wise to study up or have an experienced builder with you. From your shopping list you look to be spending $50 to $80 bucks in a 500-600 watt psu, the processor will cost you $125 to $150 and the Motherboard will run you $90 to $165 and ddr 3 memory is about $45 a gig, so you are looking to invest $400 to $500 bucks. Your existing rig looks pretty good now.
Decide what you need all this additional horsepower for, I perceive you are wanting to build a gaming machine?
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07 Dec 2009   #17
OneSerious

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
If this is the 450W Corsair that you list in your specs,

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

you're good to go. In your case you have a very good 450W PSU that is better (in some cases a lot better) than a lot of cheap 600-700W PSU's.
Just got home and had a look inside. The PSU I have is a HX450w Corsair Profesional Series.
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07 Dec 2009   #18
Orpheous

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kylehimself View Post
Just got home and had a look inside. The PSU I have is a HX450w Corsair Profesional Series.
If you were planning a graphics card upgrade as well then I'd suggest a slightly higher wattage, but otherwise that Corsair will be enough for your build
Let us know how it all goes...
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07 Dec 2009   #19
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Nothing at all wrong with that RAM, but you may be able to save a bit and still stay with reliable brands like Corsair, Kingston, or Crucial.

For peace of mind, stay with the specific choices on the supported RAM list supplied earlier in this thread. Check around with your suppliers. It isn't likely you will ever notice the differences in timings. Find out your suppliers policy if your RAM is defective. You should test it thoroughly as soon as you finish the build with Memtest or a similar application.

That's a good high quality PSU and shouldn't give you any problems.
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08 Dec 2009   #20
OneSerious

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks everybody for your replies, everyone has been very helpful. Picking up mobo and RAM soon and the build will get done after Christmas, will post how it goes when I'm done.

Thanks again!
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