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Phenom II X2 550 BE confusion??

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December 3, 2009 5:48:30 PM

I would like to know, ASRock M3A785GXH/128M or ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO or ASUS M3N-H/HDMI best suitable for my Phenom II X2 550 BE processor...??
Please Help.. Currently i'm using ASUS M3N-H/HDMI with 2x2GB Corsair XMS2 800MHz DDR2 RAM. If i'm to upgrade to ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO, i've plans for 2x2GB Corsair 1333MHz DDR3 RAM.
Not looking for 790 chipset. Coz, it'll cost double the price of ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO.

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December 3, 2009 6:07:49 PM

Honestly, I'd stick with the DDR2 as upgrading to DDR3 is of dubious value.

On the other hand, the ASRock mobo is a nice one offerering crossfire support.

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/2912/asrock_m3a785gxh_...

You should be able to find reviews of the Asus board too, but mostly it depends on what you want it for.
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December 3, 2009 6:40:32 PM

I think there is a thread over at XS on the M4A785TD-M EVO --- goes over BIOS releases, unlocking, RAMs, clock 'hole', etc.

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December 4, 2009 3:45:44 AM

jennyh said:
Honestly, I'd stick with the DDR2 as upgrading to DDR3 is of dubious value.

On the other hand, the ASRock mobo is a nice one offerering crossfire support.

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/2912/asrock_m3a785gxh_...

You should be able to find reviews of the Asus board too, but mostly it depends on what you want it for.



As of in the market, DDR2 prices are higher than DDR3. In India, 2x2GB DDR2 cost 7.5K and 2x2GB DDR3 cost 6.5K.

I've seen certain reviews of ASRock board and Asus board. In those it says ASRock board has plus point of CrossFire(x8,x8) and Asus board has Overclocking+Memory management. So i'm confused.

Also, is my decision to upgrade from Asus M3N-H/HDMI to one of these boards worth ??
December 4, 2009 3:46:48 AM

Wisecracker said:
I think there is a thread over at XS on the M4A785TD-M EVO --- goes over BIOS releases, unlocking, RAMs, clock 'hole', etc.


So, this Asus board is better than that ASRock one???
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December 4, 2009 9:50:27 AM

I realise DDR3 is just as cheap now but if I had 4 gb DDR2 I wouldn't bother with the tiny upgrade to 4gb DDR3, considering that requires a new mobo.

If you think you need a new mobo, by all means go with DDR3 (AM3) now as it will probably have a longer upgrade path than DDR2.

Either of those mobos you listed will be fine.
December 4, 2009 11:44:25 AM

jennyh said:
Either of those mobos you listed will be fine.

Better than my current board(Asus M3N-H/HDMI) ??
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December 4, 2009 11:48:08 AM

Well it depends on what you mean by 'better'. What is wrong with your current setup that makes you want to upgrade it?
December 4, 2009 11:52:31 AM

I thought of unlocking the cores..
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December 4, 2009 1:42:22 PM

Well in that case you want a board with ACC...and I'm sure both of those do, in fact all 785G mobo's should have ACC.

Nothing is guaranteed however so make sure you read up on it properly before deciding.
December 4, 2009 2:02:02 PM

I m goin to build a system but confused in selecting the mobo.
I hv selected the followings:
Phenom x2 550be am3
Ddr3 1333mhz
1tb 7200rpm
19"lcd
My Q is:
Which mobo is good if i m adding a hd5770 and also a good overclocking feature under 10k
Which one is beter with and without hd5770 m4a785td v evo or msi 790gx g65.
From gamers point of view.
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December 4, 2009 2:21:20 PM

You might as well get the 785G now.
December 4, 2009 3:14:19 PM

So I'm going for 'ASRock M3A785GXH/128'... Thanks 'jennyh'..
Also getting Corsair DDR3 1333MHz RAM to use with it...
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December 4, 2009 3:57:25 PM

meodowla said:
So I'm going for 'ASRock M3A785GXH/128'... Thanks 'jennyh'..
Also getting Corsair DDR3 1333MHz RAM to use with it...


Good luck with the 'AMD Chip Lottery'. The Phenom 550BE has a high success rate in a stable unlocking .

Not certain on that specific motherboard but essentially you set ACC (Advanced Clock Calibration) to 'Auto' and EC Firmware to 'Hybrid' in the BIOS and hope for the best.

I'm wondering .... do you have access to the ASRock 939A785GMH/128M ??

And if so .... would you be willing to ship a load of them to western North Carolina in the USA? :D 
December 4, 2009 4:55:29 PM

Wisecracker said:
.... would you be willing to ship a load of them to western North Carolina in the USA? :D 

Is it not available in USA...???

Anyway... i would like to be among those lucky ones who unlocked the cores... thanks...
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December 4, 2009 5:34:42 PM

meodowla said:
Also... i would like to point out that, i'm looking for 'ASRock M3A785GXH/128'. Not the 'ASRock 939A785GMH/128M'. Thanks..



I understand.

I was asking if the ASRock 785g socket 939 motherboard was available in your area.

The motherboard was announced several months ago and as far as I can tell is not available in the United States (or anywhere else) though I have found some benchmarking of it on Asian tech sites.
December 5, 2009 4:34:12 AM

I'll check that..
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