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Need both Agp Pci Express 184 Pin 240 Pin ram Motherboards.

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February 17, 2009 4:36:03 AM

I need a motherboard with both AGP and Pci Express and both 184 pin 240 pin ram types.
I have an AGP nvidia 7600 and pc2700 184 pin Ram.
I cant afford to upgrade everything at once.
I found a great combo deal

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I can buy a better motherboard later, once I have all the newer parts like pci express Cards and better ram.
So atm. i dont mind a cheap motherboard thats only limitd to 2 gigs of ram.. Thats still twice as much as I have atm.

I found one motherboard that supports both AGP x8 and Pci Express x 16
It also supports both 184 pin and 240 Pin ram.

But I read that the cpu mount requires a horrible ammount of clamp force. Enough to break the board if not braced.

Id like to see some other options.

I hear some people say that the Amd X3 710 chips are a better buy for the same / less price.

I Want the best performance for 3d applications like Crysis / Oblivion / Physics.

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Can anyone link some other mother boards that support
Agp And Pci Express, And 184 pin And 240 pin ram?

The only one Ive found in Intel, which im very happy to buy. I would just like to see other options.
February 17, 2009 6:14:22 AM

Unless you buy used, that is the only mobo you will find that meets your requirements.

Change your CPU to an E5200 and save $50. The one caveat is that you will probably need to flash the BIOS in order for an E5200 or E7400 to work on this mobo.
February 17, 2009 6:47:22 AM

Thankyou alot for the advice.
Im looking for frame rates on crysis and just great performance in general.
the
5200 scored 95 fps on the cpu test for crysis the
7200 scored 117 fps. on the cpu test.
That seems like quite a boost
unless im missing something. Id spend 50 on that.


http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/desktop-cpu-charts-q...
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February 17, 2009 12:10:59 PM

You have to realize that they didn't arrive at those FPS with an inexpensive AGP motherboard, AGP video card, and DDR memory....right?
If you are looking for anything close to what those charts show, you are going to have look higher up the scale, and dig a little deeper in your pockets if you want to play the games you listed on anything but very minimal settings.
February 17, 2009 9:46:53 PM

Lol. of Corse JitP.
My 7600 512 Oc Does well enough on low Q.
I can upgrade the ram / Video card Mobo soon enough. Just not all at once.
my AMD 1xcore 3000+ 2gig CPu is my oldest piece.
It does ok. But you can see its limitations.
Once the data is loaded, my comp does great, but start animating 4 or 5 models at once + physics on medium, and it starts to show its age.
February 17, 2009 10:02:44 PM

robcardiv said:
Thankyou alot for the advice.
Im looking for frame rates on crysis and just great performance in general.
the
5200 scored 95 fps on the cpu test for crysis the
7200 scored 117 fps. on the cpu test.
That seems like quite a boost
unless im missing something. Id spend 50 on that.


http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/desktop-cpu-charts-q...


The E5200 is not the one with 95, that's the AMD X2 5200+. The E5200 should also have no trouble OCing to 3GHz+.
February 18, 2009 1:30:03 AM

Hmm. im not seing an E5200 or anything near it on the list. Just the Amd 5200s.
I wonder how the E5200 compares to the e7400. 50bucks is alot to save.
but gimping Cpu is last on my nerf list.
February 18, 2009 2:45:47 AM

robcardiv said:
Hmm. im not seing an E5200 or anything near it on the list. Just the Amd 5200s.
I wonder how the E5200 compares to the e7400. 50bucks is alot to save.
but gimping Cpu is last on my nerf list.


You won't notice a difference.

E5200 = 2.5GHz 2MB L2
E7400 = 2.8GHz 3MB L2

Both OC well. (My E5300 is at 3.4 with default voltage)
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