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Any suggestions on buying a new motherboard?

Q: Any suggestions on buying a new motherboard?

I am currently totally broke after buying a new Graphics card and a new PSU buying on new motherboard? suggestions Any a Now I Any suggestions on buying a new motherboard? need to change my motherboard because my current one has BIOS from HP which blocks all overclocking facilities I want to overclock my q to minimum of from its stock speeds but I have a new heatsink and fan for extra cooling Now the problem is that I need a very cheap motherboard which has a good chipset for overclocking and also which will support PCI-E I have looked up couple of motherboards but I can't decide which one to get I was planning on to getting ASRock P DE So any one has any suggestions for me Furthermore I was looking at one site and they are selling Asus P G T-M-LX Intel G S PCI-E x DDR OC SATA GB s mATX On Board VGA I duno if there is a mistake somewhere but they are displaying in the title that this motherboard has a PCI-E but I have checked intel's chipset specs and that suggests G cannot support

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A: Any suggestions on buying a new motherboard?

If you don't mind a factory refub then you should consider this board from EVGA, it will overclock nicely.

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A:buying a new laptop.. suggestions?

Dell laptops are not that bad. They are perfect for students/teachers. I own an HP Pavilion laptop though and it's great, but I use it for gaming and schoolwork. For you, I suggest the Inspiron E1505. Customize the $685 one by changing the optical drive to a DVD Burner. That would make the final price $734. Here is the link. Good luck:grinthumb!
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A:Buying new router, need suggestions

Did you upgrade the Linksys to the latest firmware?

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A:Buying new laptop, need suggestions :D

lol your going to start a flaming troll war on what manufacture is best.

Buy the one that has the most bang for what you want to spend.

What do you want to use it for.

Do you want to run a couple of VM's and game at the same time - then buy one that has a lot of Cores and capable of using 100's of gigabytes Ram
Do you want to browse the web and open a thousand web pages from YouTube and play a game at the same time - then buy one that has a lot of cores and capable of using 100's of gigabytes Ram

Do you -----------BLAAA BLAAAA BLAAAA

Bottom line is buy what you can afford and don't believe what people tell you on the internet.

My personal theory is

believe half of what you see and nothing that you hear

---- Quote from a smart dude called Edgar Allen Poe (circa 1800's)

More advice

Lots of Cores

Lots of Ram

More than enough space for more than one hard drive (got to have at least 2 drives or go home)

As for the Video card your going to need one that runs at least with 4 gig ram and another that comes with at least 8 gig ( 8 gig just in case you get interested in bitcoin or cracking 1024 bit encryption in a thousand years)
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A:Buying New Computer - Any Suggestions?

1 - Intel P4 were always not-so-good CPUs. Today's Intel Core CPUs are good. Go for the quad... its cheap and well within your budget. Note: build it yourself, save about $200~300.

2 - Not a big deal for dual monitors, wait about 1-2 weeks, a big price drop is happing.

3 - DDR3 is the latest and greatest and doesn't do much for todays CPUs - you'll pay 3-4x the amount for DDR3. stick with DDR2.

4 - Youre not a gamer, but want to play light gaming. So now, you don't need 600+ watts.

Here is some parets lists - in general:
$200 - Intel Quad Core 6600 (It's 166mhz slower than your original selection - but I've overclocked a Q6600 to 3.2Ghz without a problem)
$100 - Motherboard - Gigabyte P35 R board with RAID option
$100 - 4GB RAM - Corsair Dominator DDR2
$ 25 - Aero Cool Apline 7 cooler (allows OCing to 3.0~3.2Ghz)
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$ 30 - DVD-Burner, Pioneer or Samsung.
$ 50 - Wireless Logitech keyboard and mouse
$100 - Vista HomPrimo edition Or XP (while you can get it)
$855 - Total base system

I'd go with XP-MCE for more relibility... Windows7 will be out in 12months to replace Vista.

If you don't want to overclock, use the included Intel cooler - knock off $25.

Parts available online at
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A:Any suggestions for buying a new laptop?

Do not buy cheap. Do not buy anything that does not offer a 3 year warranty... even if you only get the one year warranty.
ASUS laptops are not the same quality as ASUS boards... they are basic high failure items.
Avoid eMachines, Acer, Compaq low end, HP low end, Toshiba and Gateway low end.
If you are looking for long life, get a Lenovo, high end Dell, or high end HP. The extra money will be worth it in the long run.
Most important factor: Cooling channels. Be sure they are a lot.
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A:Buying new laptop (need help/suggestions)

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A:Buying new video card.. suggestions??

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A:Buying a router in 2 days, some suggestions.

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been looking at that one, fairly cheap and good reviews. if you know a better motherboard at a better price link me to that,

do i just buy that motherboard and connect my other hardware and its good to go? or do i have to do other stuff?


A:buying a new Motherboard.

No way we can answer that since you haven't told what hardware you have. What processor, memory, graphics card, case, etc do you have now? What motherboard do you have now?

Do you have a 64-bit version of Windows to support more than 4GB of RAM?

You may need to reinstall Windows if you replace the motherboard.

Personally I wouldn't buy an motherboard based on an old 700 series chipset.
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A:Buying a new motherboard

From the sound of it, you may need to upgrade more than just your motherboard. You could just get another one but it would have to be second hand as you wont be able to buy a brand new motherboard that would work with your 1Ghz Processor.
The cheapest upgrade I can think of that would give you a decent upgrade for the money would be the following: (You didnt say if you were UK or US based, sorry)
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(Optional but maybe necessary - New DVD RW Drive, approx $30)

You will be able to use your New Hard drive and RAM with the above items and although it should give you some better performance without breaking the bank account. $50-60 for motherboard and processor together, or $80 if you get a DVD RW drive too.
It's possible that the old hard drive is causing problems and because its so small, id be tempted just to remove it.
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A:buying motherboard

Yes, the board will work.  Given that replacing the hard drive on this model requires a system board removal, if the drive you have is original to the system, consider replacing it along with the mainboard - you'll be doing all the labor anyway, so you may as well take care of the potential for a hard drive failure at the same time.
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A:Buying New CPU And Motherboard help At that price, wow, why not. It certainly would give your old P4 quite a thumping!

Is your copy of XP Pro a retail copy? If not and it's an OEM copy, you might run into trouble trying to migrate it to a completely different machine. Since, cost is an issue, this might make the Q6600 in the old board the best choice.
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A:Need help on buying new motherboard. PLEASE!!

I think you might be asking more of your $200 than is possible. After buying the CPU you will only have $40 left over. You will not get a good complimenting motherboard for the processor with that much left over. Plus you need to remember that you will most probably need to update the memory, and possibly the power supply in the case. You will more than likely need to expand your budget or go to a more discounted processor. Look at and the Celeron socket 478 processors. A drop below the P4 but a better buy at the same speed. With money left over !! YOu could get a nice motherboard and processor and stay below $200 maybe have enough left over for memory. As far as M/B go I reccommend either ASUS, Gigabyte, or Soyo. They have done well for me in the past, stay away from ECS have never seen M/B with more problems than those seem to have.
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A:Buying a motherboard

Your budget is too low for the things you described. Here's one that would do the job quite nicely, and it's not too much more than your budget:

IMO - You really don't want to go super cheap on your mobo. You'll regret it later, especially if you're pushing your components hard by overclocking.
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A:Need help buying new motherboard


1. I don't think you will be able to keep xp installed and just switch motherboards, you probably will have to plan on just formatting(back up first) and doing a clean install. What do you mean by the ide controller has you confused? What are you wondering?
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A:Suggestions for Motherboard

Mulder said:

I have a Pentium 4, but I don't know if its Celeron or Prescott or whatever. My current board is 478 Socket. I'm thinking any compatible 478 Socket board should be fine. Don't want to spend too much as this puter is being given to my daughter! Click to expand...

Have you tried Everest Home (freeware) from to help identify your processor?

-- Tom
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A:Any Suggestions for a new Motherboard?

pugly said:

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Well its not called P4 anymore it called Core Duo or Core 2 Duo , Core 2 duo being the better one.

pls read this post,
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That is the Mobo I just ordered, it has an AGP and a PCI-e slot so you can upgrade later. Also, the memory will take DDR and DDR2 up to 2GB. It's a 775 Socket as well. This of course is just a suggestion, it had pretty good reviews on newegg and it's like $60. I haven't received or installed it yet but from what I read about it it should do the trick.
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A:Motherboard Suggestions

Here's two, they're Gigabyte boards with an AMD 785 chipset and integrated HD 4200 graphics:,N82E16813128411
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What is your budget?

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no replies????

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