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 SolvedNeed Assistance to Choose a new Motherboard Forum Motherboard Selection Assistance Needed Forum SolvedRequire assistance regarding the purchase of a new Motherboard and CPU Forum Need assistance in choosing motherboard for the build. Forum SolvedNeed assistance with cloning a dynamic hard drive to a new SSD Forum SolvedNew desktop build. Need assistance. Forum SolvedNeed assistance with new gaming system build Forum SolvedGetting a new video card, need assistance Forum SolvedMotherboard not Posting need assistance Forum SolvedNew build PC - Need expert assistance Forum SolvedNeed assistance selecting a MOBO for new build. Forum Installing new SSD, need OS assistance. Forum Building a new computer, need some assistance. Forum SolvedNeed Assistance Purchasing New Card Forum Need assistance with Abit Motherboard issue Forum need assistance regarding my motherboard Forum Assistance with new LCD purchase needed Forum New Build! Advice & Motherboard Assistance please! Forum Need assistance picking out a new Graphics card! Forum Solvednew build set-up.. motherboard & CPU needed.. Z97,Z87 and 4670k,4770k Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !