XFX geforce 9300 motherboard vs Abit IP35p

Hi, i'm considering an upgrae from abit ip35p to xfx geforce 9300 mobo? Is it a decent upgrade? Or can i get some better mobo for same price range? I'm upgrading mainly because it has pci-e 2, which i need for my gtx 260. really confused about this... :??: :(

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4316647&CatId=2014

And can i do hybrid SLI wit the xfx board?
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  1. Hello and welcome to the forums mate :)
    I would keep the ABIT IP35 its a good board and u can use GTX 260 on it because PCI-E 2.0 is backward compatible with PCI-E 1.0.

    And yes the XFX board can do Hybrid SLI
  2. i know it is, but i've getting problems like games suddenly freezing for a while; colors changing n freezing again, and the like. This usually happens after starting some games for second time without shutting down or anything, and if i run for long time. I tried to change the card under warranty, but these problems dont show up on their boards. So i thought maybe it has sth to do wit the pci-e 1 or pci-e 2
  3. ryan646 said:
    i know it is, but i've getting problems like games suddenly freezing for a while; colors changing n freezing again, and the like. This usually happens after starting some games for second time without shutting down or anything, and if i run for long time. I tried to change the card under warranty, but these problems dont show up on their boards. So i thought maybe it has sth to do wit the pci-e 1 or pci-e 2

    What's the rest of your system components?
  4. No it may not be your motherboard,plz post system specs
  5. core 2 duo E4500(2.2GHz)
    4GB RAM(2gb, 1gb, 1gb)
    ABIT IP35P mobo
    XFX GTX 260
    DELTA THERMAL CONTROLLED 750W PSU
    250GB, 640GB Hard disks
  6. Do u have the latest VGA drivers installed ? do u get blue screen too ?
  7. Yeah, Hybrid power usually doesn't work to well, but anyway your P35 board is fine. There is really no reason to move to a newer board. The performance you would gain with your 260 by moving from PCI-E 1.0/1.1 to PCI-E 2.0 is pretty small and not worth the cost of a new motherboard.
  8. @Maziar: i think i got the blue screen once or twice maybe two months back, and i have nvidia's 185.85 installed, if thats what you meant by VGA driver (i'm a total noob....) Does it mean i have a defective 260?


    @megaman: Well i would simply set the 9300 for physx, and are you sure it wouldnt be a good idea to upgrade mobo? i talked wit the salesman today, and he said the xfx board has newer technology, and will give much better performance with my C2duo.....
  9. ryan646 said:
    @Maziar: i think i got the blue screen once or twice maybe two months back, and i have nvidia's 185.85 installed, if thats what you meant by VGA driver (i'm a total noob....) Does it mean i have a defective 260?


    @megaman: Well i would simply set the 9300 for physx, and are you sure it wouldnt be a good idea to upgrade mobo? i talked wit the salesman today, and he said the xfx board has newer technology, and will give much better performance with my C2duo.....


    If it happens then it maybe your VGA,can u test another VGA in your system ?
  10. i'l try and let u kno
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