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Old 11-04-2008, 04:00 AM   #1
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Default Asus P5B Motherboard Compatability Question

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Right now im running a Asus p5b motherboard, 2gb ram, dual core 6400 @ 2.13ghz, and a ATI Radeon X1600 on the PCI x16 slot.

My question is I'm going to update to 6gb Ram, but I also want to update to a quad core processor and add another x1600 to my computer so i can have 2. Is it possible with my motherboard configuration?
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:07 AM   #2
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You can do all of that,Except running another graphics card.
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whta OS do you have?
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So instead of running 2 video cars, would this be a good choice?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130317
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For 159.99, this would be a better option: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4850
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Get what Atomic Rooster suggested,You'll get more performance out of it.
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One question ionic, is your Asus P5B a standard version or the deluxe version?
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Old 11-09-2008, 08:27 AM   #8
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It's the standard version, does that change any of the answers given to me earlier?
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No. If it were the deluxe, you would have been able to install a second video card for Crossfire operation as the Deluxe version has two PCIe slots.
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