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Geforce6100PM with AMD X4 810

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August 4, 2009 8:50:23 PM

ECS Geforce6100PM-M2 AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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AMD Phenom II X4 810 2.6GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 4MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

will these go together? also, the MB is FSB 1000MHz. how does it compare to MBs with FSB 2600MHz?

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a c 435 V Motherboard
a b À AMD
August 5, 2009 9:09:17 AM

Only version 3.0 of that board will work with the 810. Newegg won't tell you which version of the board you're gettiing. I suggest the Black series 8200a which has free shipping plus a mail in rebate, same as the 6100. Both those boards are only recommended for up to 95w cpus, so be sure you don't want to upgrade to a higher rated cpu before ordering.
a b V Motherboard
August 5, 2009 12:53:42 PM

i don't recommend any ECS board, they usually make crap

ASUS, AsRock, Gigabyte, EVGA (intal only), MSI
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August 5, 2009 7:58:38 PM

this is an extreme performance/budget cramming. 1) performance/price, 2) reliability
i'm trying to build a personal render farm
a c 147 V Motherboard
a b À AMD
August 5, 2009 8:16:35 PM

That board won't offer good enough performance for your intended purpose. You want the full speed pathways of a current chipset like the 780G, 790GX, or 785G. With reliability high on your list, I'll agree with mindless (gee, how does that sound?) that ECS is probably not your best choice. I've got an ASRock 790GX that's been running 24/7 since February except for brief outages for testing or upgrades, without incident.
August 5, 2009 8:44:57 PM

where are you getting these reliability stats on the MBs. and how exactly does the 700 G boards compare with this one in terms of pathways?
a c 147 V Motherboard
a b À AMD
August 5, 2009 10:33:31 PM

The board you chose has 1000MHz Hyper Transport (2000 MT/s), vs. 2600MHz Hyper Transport (5200 MT/s) typical of a 790GX. Memory speeds are also different, in this case DDR2-800 vs DDR3 up to -1600.
I think I've only owned one (smoked by a cheap PSU iirc, so not its fault), so my opinion on the reliability of ECS is based mostly on anecdotal evidence, accumulated over the last several years of participating in communities such as this one. It is entirely possible that ECS has improved, but the taint of bad products tends to linger for years. I won't buy MSI mobos either, nor anything Belkin or Diamond.
a b V Motherboard
August 6, 2009 12:32:41 AM

It's Phenom ready NOT Phenom II READY! I don't think it will work with that X4 810 without a BIOS update. Also you would be limited to DDR2 800 plus the lower HT speed. The HT speed doesn't make too much of a difference, but it's still an additional hit along with everything else. It looks a little worse if you want to add a dedicated card for gaming since it's PCI-E 1.0/1.1 not 2.0. Also I believe it's limited to 8x lanes on that PCI-E slot.
a b V Motherboard
August 6, 2009 1:21:50 AM

look on the site to see if the board will support it
August 6, 2009 6:46:02 PM

Onus said:
The board you chose has 1000MHz Hyper Transport (2000 MT/s), vs. 2600MHz Hyper Transport (5200 MT/s) typical of a 790GX. Memory speeds are also different, in this case DDR2-800 vs DDR3 up to -1600.
I think I've only owned one (smoked by a cheap PSU iirc, so not its fault), so my opinion on the reliability of ECS is based mostly on anecdotal evidence, accumulated over the last several years of participating in communities such as this one. It is entirely possible that ECS has improved, but the taint of bad products tends to linger for years. I won't buy MSI mobos either, nor anything Belkin or Diamond.


i always thoguht that ddr3 was never worth the money yet
a b V Motherboard
August 6, 2009 7:19:54 PM

it wasn't, now the prices are pretty close to DDR2, its always changing
a b V Motherboard
August 6, 2009 7:20:23 PM

Onus said:
That board won't offer good enough performance for your intended purpose. You want the full speed pathways of a current chipset like the 780G, 790GX, or 785G. With reliability high on your list, I'll agree with mindless (gee, how does that sound?) that ECS is probably not your best choice. I've got an ASRock 790GX that's been running 24/7 since February except for brief outages for testing or upgrades, without incident.


agree with me, hmmm, that might be risky </jk>
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