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Old 05-27-2017, 12:22 PM   #1
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So at AMD's advice i am starting this thread. I do mostly web surfing and some games but don't need a over clocked or for that matter a super fast processor. Celery was good enough to give me a motherboard with ram and processor. Its a older model am2 with ddr 2 ram. The board is limited to 2 gigs of ram. I am also starting to have a isue with the display board. The board doesn't have a 16X slot for my Geforce 710 so i am running into that issue.
This is my option as i don't have a lot of funds for a new system right now. AsRock makes a special board that has am2,am2+,am3, am3+ Ddr2 and Ddr3
Its AsRock N68C-GS4 Has geforce 7025/ Nforce 630a can handle up to 8 gigs of ram in ddr2 and 16 gigs in ddr3. Comes with Sata3 X 4 and one ide. This board would give me expansion for the old processor and ram to newer FX processors like a fx8300 black edition 3.3 am3+ 95 watt pcu. and like said, up to 16 gigs of ram(ddr3). I know its still old school but am thinking this would be the easier way for me right now. I can use my newer 710 graphics card as it does have 16X and two pci slots and one 1X slot too. The board it new at newegg for $49.99. For kicks i found a Athlon 64X2 6000+ and two sticks of 4 gigs total ddr2 800mhz for less than 20 bucks. So, for 70. bucks i have a new board and more powerful pcu and more ram. Am thinking about using that till later when i can build up enough funds to get the fx processor and ddr3 ram. Any other ideas for this board. Different pcu or different ram whatever you think that might make this board run better. SSI just don't give you much funds to work with. Keep that in mind when talking about what upgrades i could do with this combo. Basic, looking for better bang for the bucks and expandable to future needs. If i go the fx route its new 88.00 bucks and i can get 8 gigs of 1600 ddr3 ram for 56.99. That would be the best for the board. Thats later though. Anyway it keeps my costs down.
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How about the video card I sent with the mobo? Will that get you by for now?

Also you'd want to make sure that your PSU have the wattage you need and the setup you want to get are gonna be a big improvement since you'll get out of that 2 gig memory limitation.
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I was using that when i started having issues. Am using the on-board video card right now. So far so good.
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Ah so.

Say Dan, is there an Intel 1155 mobo with the DDR2 and DDR3 slots?

Remember I offered you my Celeron G540 CPU for free and it's faster.
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It would be helpful to know what's your exact budget and the components you have that could be used with any build. So far you have a Storage drive and a GPU, and maybe a PSU.

You could find used components on ebay and build, let's say a Celeron or Pentium PC. I think with $100 or less you could find decent used parts. You could also sell the ones you have right now.
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Given his budget he had a plan laid out to his best idea. Giving him my CPU will make it better providing that there's a 1155 mobo with DDR2 and DD3 slots.

That's what we're working on.
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I can check Celery. Will let you know.
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Genuine Dell Optiplex 390 Series Socket LGA1155 DDR2 SFF MOTHERBOARD F6X5P No pci except pci16X. Max ram is 4 gigs No upgrade ability 20.00 bucks. I don't think i want to go that way Celery. I think i would be better off with the AMD and ddr2 ram. I think i will get the ram and pcu for the 20.00 bucks. When i get the other board i should be set for awhile. I am not to sure about the ram on this board but there is ram for amd and some for intel. Don't know which one i have right now. I think they made a regular ddr 2 too, but don't know for sure. The ram i can get is for AMD only. I have no clue what the difference is between them.
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Nah, we don't wanna do that, not with a computer branded board. Let's go your way then.

By the way, the ram is generic brand so you should be ok. Won't hurt to look at the ram compatibility chart for said board to play it safe.

The way I figured it out, it has to do with how many chips are on the ram module.
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I don't get why you want to buy CPU, RAM and motherboard for an outdated platform. Why not just sell what you have now and invest in something newer and more upgradeable? The money difference is not much and it would be a far better option.
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Yeah, i didn't even know it till it was pointed out to me. the ram he has is AMD type. But they didn't know why. Your idea sounds like the best reason as any. That board was used too. I do believe that the board i am looking at would be the best for my needs. Now if July would get here....
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What can you come up with, AMD? We're all ears.
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It would be helpful to know what's your exact budget and the components you have that could be used with any build. So far you have a Storage drive and a GPU, and maybe a PSU.

You could find used components on ebay and build, let's say a Celeron or Pentium PC. I think with $100 or less you could find decent used parts. You could also sell the ones you have right now.
Is there any problem with that?
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Most times the parts if cheap are used. The pcu IS used and so is the ram. The board is new and can be upgraded easy enough. There are a lot of FX 4 6 and 8 core machines running out there that do gaming and anything else they want. I think a 4 core would work just nice for my needs.
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No but Dan already explained his situation so did you not see that?
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INTEL DG33TL LGA775 MOTHERBOARD (WITH Core 2 Duo 3.0Ghz and 4GB DDR2 Ram) 76.00 bucks for this. I am just as good off with the AMD


Intel-DH61BE-Motherboard-with-i3-2100-CPU-and-4GB-Ram 100.00 bucks. Used but not bad, i just don't have the bucks for it. I didn't know that Core i3 used ddr2? Learn something new every day huh.....
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Most times the parts if cheap are used. The pcu IS used and so is the ram. The board is new and can be upgraded easy enough. There are a lot of FX 4 6 and 8 core machines running out there that do gaming and anything else they want. I think a 4 core would work just nice for my needs.
Instead of being able to upgrade to an FX, you can have the possibility to upgrade to a Haswell I5, which is much better.

The only reason I recommended used stuff is because you are already planning on buying used, so why instead of buying outdated used stuff, buy something more up to date and upgradeable used stuff. I'm sorry but I missed the part where you explained why that can't be.
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Funds man funds. Board is 50 bucks and IF i go with that ram,pcu combo another 20. But for right now the board is the most important. I can use the ram and PCU from this board for now. I didn't see anything that was 50 bucks other than Core 2 duo and older stuff like P4..now thats OLD!
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https://pcpartpicker.com/list/NpXXM8

Even buying new wouln't be a big difference. I think you should save a little bit more before spending on old stuff.
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Ok Dan, I did some research and after rereading what you are willing to spend on what you wanted we can do it with my Celeron and have a very good upgrading options down the road. That's socket 1155 and DDR3 right off the bat and beat your price if not match it. You'll do much better this way.

Wanna do it? My Celeron was only used a few months before I went to an i3. It'll come in my i5 retail box with an i3 heat sink/fan. I'll pay for shipping it and all you gotta do is get the board and mem.

Since you'd have to wait for July (like me) I'll research and grab the best deal for you from Newegg.

Deal?
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