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Need help selecting new processor and motherboard

Q: Need help selecting new processor and motherboard

Have a home computer (E6600 2 gig ram) The led and activity lites an power supply fan keeps running after it shuts down so I have been turning off the powersupply
When I turned the power supply on today I got a puff of smoke out the back
So I'm going to use my case,burners,hard drives,video card etc and upgrade
I'll replace the power supply use Window 7 64 bit, ram etc
I don't game ,mostly use the web burn DVD an blue ray later
I've used Intel an Gigabyte in the past with good success
I haven't build a computer foe several years so appreciate your help
I'll be getting the parts from newegg

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A: Need help selecting new processor and motherboard

A few quick questions for clarification:

You mentioned reusing your RAM modules, are the modules DDR3?
A new motherboard will likely not support IDE drives, are all your drives SATA drives?
Intel Core i3, i5, and i7

1st generation - LGA1156 (Nehalem)
2nd generation - LGA1155 (Sandy Bridge)
3rd generation - LGA1155 (Ivy Bridge)
4th generation - LGA1150 (Haswell)
If you want the latest and greatest, the 4xxx CPU's and the LGA1150 CPU socket is what you are looking for. If the second (2xxx CPU's) and third (3xxx CPU's) generation is good for you, the LGA1155 CPU socket is what you are wanting to look at.
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I found this forum from NewEgg com s quot Knowledge Base quot I m not a hardware techie and I need some assistance selecting a motherboard and a cpu for my desktop Current system is years old--motherboard has Help selecting & a cpu motherboard blown capacitors and I have SD RAM I ve been told that I need to upgrade to DDR RAM since that s what most motherboards require these Help selecting a motherboard & cpu days My main Help selecting a motherboard & cpu questions What s the difference between SD RAM DDR RAM and DDR RAM Why is DDR RAM so much better than SD RAM Current processor is Athlon AMD Gig from years ago I m not into gaming but it would be nice to have a faster processor Since the motherboard has to be replaced I might as well upgrade to a faster processor Here s what Tiger Direct has suggested for me The motherboard CPU combo--- gt http tinyurl com pw qg The RAM that was suggested--- gt http tinyurl com orxxp After the rebate there s only a difference between MB and Gig so I m going with the Gig of RAM What do you think of these Help selecting a motherboard & cpu suggestions Is Asus a good motherboard brand I d like to go with the cheaper Asus AMD motherboard cpu combo here http tinyurl com lsteg It s cheaper and yet it has a faster processor instead of Any problems going with this combo instead of the one listed above My current motherboard from years ago was a Microstar brand The capacitors blew out after years and I don t want a repeat of that with the new motherboard I m buying What are the best motherboad brands my options are Asus Gigabyte ABIT Machspeed and many more Unfortunately I know nothing about any of them For the processor what s the difference between AMD Sempron and AMD I wish there was a hardware class to learn how to choose the best computer parts and how to install them Everything changes so fast and it s hard to keep up nbsp

A:Help selecting a motherboard & cpu

erbridges said:

My main questions...

1.) What's the difference between SD RAM, DDR RAM, and DDR2 RAM? Why is DDR RAM so much better than SD RAM?Click to expand...

The simplest answer is something like this. SD ram sends data only 1-way. DDR ram (double data rate) sends info 2-ways which makes it a much faster option. DDR2 theoretically should be faster than DDR, but in reality it is not. The rule of thumb (currently) is if you are building an AMD system, you want DDR, if you are building an Intel system you want DDR2 (this will all be changing soon).

2.) Current processor is Athlon AMD 1.2 Gig (from 5 years ago). I'm not into gaming, but it would be nice to have a faster processor. Since the motherboard has to be replaced, I might as well upgrade to a faster processor.

Here's what Tiger Direct has suggested for me...

The motherboard/CPU combo--->
The RAM that was suggested--->
After the rebate, there's only a $10 difference between 512 MB and 1 Gig, so I'm going with the 1 Gig of RAM.

What do you think of these suggestions?Click to expand...

Looks like a great system. Don't forget however, that if you will also be needing a graphics card. The motherboard you have selected above has no integrated graphics.

What are you planning on using from your old system? You are probably going to need at least:

-graphics card
-power supply

Is your current case ATX? The motherboard you are looking at needs an ATX case.

Is Asus a good motherboard brand? I'd like to go with the cheaper Asus/AMD motherboard/cpu combo here: It's cheaper and yet it has a faster processor (2.4 instead of 2.0). Any problems going with this combo instead of the one listed above?Click to expand...

This second choice here is a very different system. The motherboard/cpu socket type are 754 instead of the first system's 939. 754 based systems are older technology, and this will limit your upgrade options in the future. I'd recommend the 939 based system.

My current motherboard (from 5 years ago) was a Microstar brand. The 2 capacitors blew out after 4 years, and I don't want a repeat of that with the new motherboard I'm buying. What are the best motherboad options are Asus, Gigabyte, ABIT, Machspeed, and many more. Unfortunately, I know nothing about any of them.Click to expand...

Asus is a solid motherboard maker, arguably one of the best.

For the processor, what's the difference between AMD Sempron and AMD 64?Click to expand...

The sempron version of the AMD cpus are budget level CPUs. Simply, they are slower. Intel has their cheaper/slower "celeron" series. This is AMDs equivilent.
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A:Need help selecting motherboard

If I was you I would search for something that is made by Asus. They are the most reliable motherboard manufacturer that I know. I have an asus motherboard in my 5 year old computer and I have never had a single problem with it.
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A:Need help selecting a new motherboard

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A:Limited knowledge, need help selecting new motherboard

Starting to be a bit limited with the 478 boards, found this from Asus that uses AGP and PCIe would seem to do the job with your specs.
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A:Motherboard or processor, which is it??

Hello GLENDAGIRL. Welcome to the forum.

Not necessarily. If the problem were in the motherboard's CPU socket that could be mistaken for a CPU error.

CPUs are hardy components. It's hard to kill them and they don't usually go bad. The fact that the CPU was switched and the problem persists would pretty much eliminate it as a suspect.

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Motherboard ( Gigabyte GA-K8NF9 nVidia nForce4 Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, IEEE-1394 PCI-E Motherboard )

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A:New motherboard and processor

Buy a new comp. You are wasting money re-placing that stuff.

My BEST advice.
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A:What happens to my W10 when getting new processor and motherboard?

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Home page.

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A:is it my processor or motherboard?

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A:New motherboard/processor

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A:Motherboard and Processor

The manufacturer's site will tell you. Sometimes they also have a BIOS update that expands the types of processors that are supported, too.

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What kind of HDD do you have?
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A:New motherboard and used processor

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A:Motherboard to go with this processor?

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A:Motherboard or Processor

Corrupted files usually point to a corrupted\failing HDD.

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A:Will this processor work with my motherboard?

Quote: Originally Posted by Evilhugbear

Hi, I just wanted to know if the AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz will work with my GIGABYTE GA-M78SM-S2H motherboard (That is what the manual says). I saw in a review that it is AM2+ compatible and my mobo manual says it is AM2/AM2+, is this true?

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First off let me say that a question of this kind can easily be solved by visiting Gigabytes website, they like most major mobo manufacturers have great online support. Here is the CPU Support list for your mobo:

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Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows Vista - Service Pack 1 / XP - Service Pack 3
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The board seems to be a P4 board. - Intel® Desktop Board - DQ963GS

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Its always a good idea to fresh install when changing motherboards. A fresh install will minimize any issues that could arise from different hardware configurations. I've also heard that Windows setup detects an SSD and optimizes Windows for use with the SSD.

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ATI 5770


A:New processor for a DP965LT motherboard

I think 65nm technology is as far as you can go with the 965 chipset, but I'm not certain.

This I do know, the E7500 is 45nm, and essentially a brand new release. Only boards bought within the last 6 months are likely compatible with it without a BIOS update. I saw the same compatibility page for your board that you did, and it looks like you're out of luck. The newest CPUs that will work are the E21XX Pentium Dual Cores, and they're not as good as what you have.

Other board manufacturers may have offered BIOS updates for CPU compatibility with this chipset beyond that of Intel, but that's sort of a moot point.

It's just a thought, but those Conroe C2Ds are notoriously good for overclocking, You might reverse your thinking and replace the board, not the CPU. I'm pretty sure that most P45 chipset boards are backwards compatible with your CPU. If your were to buy a Gigabyte or other non Intel board, the BIOS wouldn't be locked, and you could overclock the E6600.

Then, even if you blew it up, you could always run a 45nm CPU in the later board.

I'm the voice of absolutely no experience, but I think that 3.0 GHz should be easily doable with your processor. (Or so I've heard)

This is the CPU support list for a Gigabyte GA-EP45C-UD3R ; You CPU is listed. This board is a very popular model. Other Gigabyte P45 boards should support the same CPUs. The P45 is essentially the successor to the P965 chipset, hence the reason why I'm suggesting it, Your DDR2 would plug right in. Newegg has this in stock; 1070509908 107172615&name=Intel P43/P45/P55, for 90 bucks. (Some P45 boards take DDR3, you gotta watch).
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Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.60 gigahertz Intel Celeron
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
128 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: TriGem Computer, Inc. Imperial 1.01
BIOS: Phoenix 6.00 09/16/2003

Is it possible to put a new/better processor on thes motherboard? Any suggestions?
Thanx, xroads

A:Can I replace Processor on motherboard?

Sure its possible.

What processor are you looking to upgrade to? If you are upgrading to a p4, you should make sure your mobo supports that processor. Give me a little more info on what you are trying to upgrade to. Do you have the mobo book. It should say what processors it supports.
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I'll be replacing a faulty desktop MOBO (Intel D945PVS) with an Intel DG965WH , upgrading processor (Pentium D) with Core 2 Duo but keeping all other components intact including installed full retail version of Vista Home Premium on HDD #1 (C:\) and data on HDD's #2 & #3. Can anyone tell me what to expect upon initial bootup ? Will Vista recognize the HDDs & automatically boot off the boot drive or do I have to boot up using the Vista software ? Should I keep HDD 2&3 disconnected initially ? Has anyone had any experience with this before ?

A:Motherboard/Processor replacement

Experience with this? Lots of it.

Chances the installed OS will boot off another board are very, very, very unlikely. And even if it does, you'll have sporadic run problems until you do a clean install of the OS on the new board.

Exceptions to this rule: Exact replacement board.
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I want to know what kind of processor my Intel DG965RY motherboard can handle. Recently I've been noticing a number of games and Flash-related games getting very demanding on the CPU.

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A:what processor can my motherboard handle?

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Hi I want to upgrade my cpu and my motherboard. I will go with the i5-3570k and maybe the GIGABYTE GA-Z77-D3H. I'm not planning to need SLI/Crossfire and I won't do any extreme overclocking. I have 1 ssd + 2 HD and I will probably add 1-2 hd in some times. I'm also going to buy a 660 ti and change my psu in a 2-3 months.

$356.98 + $8.54 + $18.28 = total: $383.80

This is the less expensive that I have found. So if you think that I could do a better deal please share it with me. I'm from canada so I can't buy on US site.

Thanks and sorry for my poor english

A:Upgrading my processor and motherboard

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current specs:

AMD Athlon 1.4Ghz on XP
Asus motherboard
ATI Radeon 9800pro

I'm looking to install an AMD Athlon 3000XP with an ABIT KV7. I have absolutely no idea about what this will do to my system, but I know how to physically repalce the hardware. The question is, will I lose windows XP? My comp came with ME and I upgraded to XP so I only have the upgrade CD. Also, should I just replace the motherboard first, and then the processor, or both at the same time?

The real reason I am performing this upgrade is that I need a faster processor, and I heard that you need a new motherboard to repalce a processor.

Basically I am just looking for advice on what to do, Im sure you guys will be able to accomodate me!

Thanks in advance.

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Hi all,

I've got a pretty old Abit BL7 socket 478 motherboard that, according to the manufacturers website can handle a processor up to Intel Socket 478 Pentium 4, up to 2.6GHz (400MHz FSB). if you're interested. It's currently running a P4 1.5Ghz

I've been stoopid...

I've gone and bought a Pentium 4 IV P4 CPU 3Ghz 1MB/800 Socket 478 on eBay without checking to see if the MB supports it. Yeah, I know...

So, can the techies amongst you tell me if it would actually be a bad idea to install this new processor on this MB? What would happen if I tried it?

Thanks all.

A:Motherboard & overspeed processor

No, your board does not support that cpu.
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Recently my computer started to stop in the middle of what I was doing and the screen would turn completely black and I would get no response to my keyboard or mouse. I've tried many steps ie - removing ram, reseting cmos, disconnecting and reconnecting all power and components, using the onboard video card and my PCI-E card and still no luck. I'm trying to figure out if I need to buy a new processor or a new motherboard or possibly both? Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.

A:Question about motherboard/processor

Any ideas anyone?
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A:Motherboard/Processor upgrade help

Well at the least you are looking at a new CPU. Chances are you will need a new motherboard as well, but maybe not. Other things you may need to upgrade is the RAM and powersupply - but again maybe not.

Can you post you motherboard model, RAM type and speed(ie PC2100), and powersupply make and wattage. Also post any Systemax model number. You can find all this using Everest: - just note that you may want to look at the RAM visually to see if whats being reported is the correct info - you could have faster RAM running at a slower speed.

Also note that in most cases you will need to format and reinstall Windows when upgrading the motherboard due to the change of the motherboard chipset - its also just a good idea to do.
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I just bought a dual processor mother board but when i went to plug the power in to it both power plugs into the motherboard from the power supply are 4 prongs short. Is there an adapter for this or what should I do?

A:dual processor motherboard

What have you upgraded to CPU and motherboard wise?? You should get at least a 500W PSU for a dualie.
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I'd like to increase my speed to at least 700 MHz but I don't know squat about how to do that. Do I need a new motherboard? CPU? Are those two different things? Anyway, here's what I have:

AMD K6-2 MMX 3DNow!
300 MHz (used to be fast)
128 MB RAM

Thanks for any suggestions.

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Hey Guys

I am currently working on upgrading my computer and have been doing a bit of research on motherboards and processors

I have learned that motherboards can only support some processors even if unsupported ones have the same socket

So I have found a new processor that might be compatible with my motherboard but I want you lot to tell me if you think It will work or not

Here's the specs that you may need to know

My motherboard: (PTGD1-LA (Puffer) Motherboard Specifications, PTGD1-LA (Puffer) HP Pavilion Desktop PC | HP? Support

My Current Processor: (Intel Pentium 4 530) ARK | Intel? Pentium? 4 Processor 530/530J supporting HT Technology (1M Cache, 3.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)

The New Processor: (Intel Pentium 4 662)
ARK | Intel? Pentium? 4 Processor 662 supporting HT Technology (2M Cache, 3.60 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)

The current processor I use is 32 bit as the new processor is 64 bit. Will this still work on the motherboard

A:Will this processor work with my motherboard

I don't believe that CPU will work, but let me do some checking for you...
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A:Help Me Please! Possible Motherboard or Processor Failure?

Check ALL mobo connectors, particularly psu and IDE/Sata controller cables. (with the power off, power plug pulled and power button pushed once to clear the caps)
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i am going to buy a motherboard/processor bundle for an atx case.
Unfortunately i have found none for my budget of £120.
i wolud be grateful if anyone could suggest the right one for my new case.
i live in uk so i dont ship products from overseas.

A:Motherboard/processor bundles

You could do better by buying the CPU (processor) separately from the motherboard
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I've just put in an Asrock motherboard with an AMD Duron 1.8 GHZ CPU. I cant seem to get the front panel controls to work, when I put the power lead in the computer comes on straight away. It makes a hissing noise and there is a red light on the front of tower, no picture shows.
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A:Help: New motherboard/processor problem

What is the make of your Asrock board?
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I am going to buy a new intel based pc.

First of all I want to know which motherboard should I buy?
I.E Via chipset or Intel Original or any other with specification with supported processor.

I am going for 1GB stick (DDR2).Is it preferable to do so or should I use two 512 sticks.

I am totally unaware about cabinet.Which cabinet should I choose?

Thnx in advance.

A:Which Motherboard ,Processor ,Cabinet and Ram ?????

What's your budget? What's the primary use for the PC?
Have you reviewed the buyers guides on techspot?
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A:Motherboard and Processor question

That board and CPU you are looking at would be a major downgrade from what you currently have.

As far as the 1600 MHz RAM not working, just run it 1333 MHz as that is the max your CPU supports.
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So about months ago I thought I was smart or PC new motherboard/processor crash with something and tried to overclock my processor through the BIOS Fried it of course Took it into CompUSA to see what kind PC crash with new motherboard/processor of damage I did and the processor motherboard were both fried and needed to be replaced So they did that Athlon MSI K board But then the system crashed or reset when I brought it home Reinstalled windows to no effect Took it back to Compusa twice where they could not get the system to crash reset no matter how hard they tried So they say I ve tried different monitors power cords rooms in the house without the surge protector reformatted the hard drive and started with a fresh copy of windows all to the same effect Ran Norton s virus check updated windows defender and spybot When it crashes the monitor goes black but the fans in the CPU are still running Turning the monitor on and off will only show a message no signal to monitor Moving the PC into the basement where it s much cooler where I have my old PC running just fine along with the wireless router seems to help but it still crashes I m thinking graphics card but maybe the RAM Maybe the power supply Or the new motherboard processor No idea really nbsp

A:PC crash with new motherboard/processor

Connections? What happens if you slightly wiggle the video card or RAM while the computer is on?

I had problems with my Slot 1 P2 : it was the processor, RAM AND every cards... (Cheap mobos suck, but your MSI should be OK) Oh, and I was almost forgetting, the ATX connector too...
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I am looking for a motherboard that is compatible with the parts I have now, and that can run a dual core processor.
My current system specs are:

Motherboard: Intel Corporation D845GRG
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.00GHz
Video Card: Radeon X1650 Series
RAM: Two DDR 2100 1GB 266 MHz

I need a processor upgrade and I want to get a dual core, but I need a new motherboard as this one can only go up to single core 2.8GHz and it needs to be compatible with my RAM and Video Card. Sorry for the pickyness. Thank you for your help.

A:Solved: I'm Looking For A New Motherboard and Processor

It looks like you are going to need to replace the RAM and graphics card too, because motherboards that use DDR RAM and AGP 4X graphics cards aren't made anymore. Can you tell us your budget, and what you plan to use the computer for (email, web, games, etc)?
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I have a
Foxconn 661FX7MJ Motherboard
1gb PC3200 memory
Saphire X1650 pro graphics
Intel socket 775 2.8 processor

PC was working fine yesterday but will not boot now. A blank screen.
No beeps.
Have stripped down to MB, processor, memory, and on board graphics.
Have disconnected the DVD and tried a working HDD.
Have checked memory in a spare computer by swapping the chips.
So it's not memory, HDD, graphics.
It can only me a failty processor or motherboard.
Any idea how I can test which one? I don't have a compatible PC available to try them in.

A:Fauly processor or Motherboard

Have stripped down to MB, processor, memory, and on board graphics.Click to expand...

There is no way to tell if a bad mobo or processor is fault without swapping it out.
Have a meter to check PSU? Can you use spare system PSU to check?
If PSU proves good and mem is good along with graphics/internal or external,
then mobo/processor are suspect.
A shop will be able to bench test the mobo and processor.
Good luck.