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Looking for motherboard with socket i5 650 support and two PCI-e slots

Hi, need some advice upgrading motherboard.

Currently Windows 7 64bit, 3.2G I5 650 ,socket 1156 LGA MSI IONA MB dual RAM channel with 12GB. Single PCI-E with an AMD HD 6570 card supporting two 27" 1080p HD monitors.

Run out of RAM when I use both Lightroom and Photoshop to process several 36MB Raw images at the same time. I can see CPU peaks which is ok, but when it uses up all RAMs the system would start to stall and take a long time to recover. So, hardware upgrade comes to my mind.

My first move will be getting 8GB to replace my 4GB RAMS. At the same time I wonder if I can find a MB which supports my i5 650 and two PCI-E slots.

If so, then I can keep the I5 and add my spare AMD HD6450 card to drive the 2nd monitor.

Appreciate any input, thanks.
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  1. Not many 1156 boards left in retail, only one on Newegg and expensive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138159
  2. rolli59 said:
    Not many 1156 boards left in retail, only one on Newegg and expensive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138159


    Thanks. Yep, I was hoping to get one below $100.
  3. Best answer
    I looked up in PCpartspicker as well and there is one other board but with a single slot. Ebay might be the way to go for you or just do a CPU mobo upgrade.
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