Assistance needed with new motherboard. Tags: CPUs Compatibility Motherboards Hard Drives Last response: September 24, 2009 11:20 AM in CPUs Share beanymattd September 24, 2009 9:15:22 AM Hi i recent bought this motherboard so i can use my AGP graphics card: http://www.microdirect.co.uk/home/product/18045/Asrock-... I'm looking for a processor around the £50-£60 mark. I'm a bit of a noob. Is all RAM compatible here, i'm using DDR currently, does the MHz of the RAM matter? Hard drive question: I have an IDE Hard drive, is this compatible? Also is this a normal sized Mobo? to be sure it fits my case. Thanks More about : assistance needed motherboard amdfangirl a b à CPUs September 24, 2009 9:33:41 AM You should be looking at something like the Pentium e5300, e6300 or Core 2 Duo e7xxx. DDR ram should work. DDR speed isn't really that important although you can use DDR 2 if you want. Your IDE hard Drive is safe but yoy can upgrade to SATA later on. The mobo format is ATX. Count the slots on your current board. If it is more than 4 slots it is ATX. beanymattd September 24, 2009 11:14:31 AM OK it turns out i need a Micro ATX motherboard that supports AGP Graphics cards and Dual Core Processor. Please find me one and a processor to go with it! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer amdfangirl a b à CPUs September 24, 2009 11:20:38 AM Might be easier to just get an PCI-E graphics card or use the IGP most matx motherboards have. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Processor replacement, Assistance needed Forum Need Assistance with New Build Forum Want to build a new system but need some assistance Forum New Build Assistance Forum Friend is looking for some assistance ! Forum Screen Flickering and Glitchy, Need Some Assistance ! Forum Assistance for $1800-3500 new gaming build Forum Display get worse after installing driver. Need assistance . Forum Motherboard not Posting need assistance Forum BSOD issues with new rig, assistance please. Forum Just needed a fair amount of assistance for upgrading my rig.... Forum New Desktop Pricing Assistance Forum Assistance for a First Time Builder - Gaming PC Forum New Forensic computer - need assistance Forum Need assistance in upgrading my video card! Forum Best Cpu cooler for ~40 Forum What's wrong with my PC? Forum Some weird problems with system freeze Forum [Solved] ECS Motherboard. Forum Does i5 work with p35 motherboard? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !