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Old 03-07-2009, 11:40 PM   #1
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my current system

xp 6000 3.1
3 gb kingston value ram 2x1 and 2x512
9800 gt
ecs nforce 4ma v3.0 mobo

I was just curious what others thought on this, I would like to get a new motherboard, mines outdated I think. Im looking for better performance like any one would. Would there be any increase in performance from switching to a newer amd chipset from my outdate nforce for since there isnt and recent updates for it.

I was lookin at getting this board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128376
Would be good i think, since its fairly new and i could upgrade to a quad core later. from what I have read the amd chipset's are performing really well.

I also plan on upgrading the ram to kingston hyperx or something in that range and gtx 260. undecided on processor but with that board i think i got my options covered.

heres my current board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135028
thanks, let me know what you guys think.

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Old 03-08-2009, 12:53 AM   #2
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Default Re: motherboard questions

I really don't see much of an improvement in performance just by switching out motherboards. If your looking to upgrade to a new Phenom in the near future, a 790GX based board would be a better choice. I'm running a Phenom II X3 720 BE AM3 on a GA-MA790FX-DS5 with good results.

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Old 03-09-2009, 10:54 PM   #3
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hmmm i just figured going with a newer chipset might have some benifits, since my motherboard is 3 years old now, and i could upgrade to a phenom later with that motherboard. But if theres no benefits ill just hang on till something new comes out.
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:57 PM   #4
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Upgrading the motherboard would be beneficial in terms of upgrade capabilities. But wait until your current mobo will not support the CPU/RAM you are hoping to upgrade to. Newer and better things may be coming (AM3 mobos)
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE @ 4.0GHz + TU120E lapped - MSI 770-CD45 AM3 - 2x2GB OCZ DDR3 1333MHz - Sapphire HD 4870 - Samsung Spinpoint 500GB 7200RPM 16MB cache HDD - Tagan TG600-BZ Piperock - (Currently open test bed) - Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit.
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