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March 30, 2010 5:42:00 PM

Hi

I'm looking for a new mobo to change my old ASROCK G965M-S, It's for an old system on my house that it's used for occasional gaming (LAN), store files, CAD models. The reason is I have issues with the mobo, the GPU and the integrated sound so I decided to find a solution (easy n cheap, only the board)


I need a mobo for an intel processor with socket LGA 775, form factor ATX, PCI Express 2 x16 (for a Sapphire HD 5750) and an integrated sound system that doesn't have compatibility issues with video playback and games (Crysis, UT3 engine, Battlefield Bad Company 2...)

I know it's old. I really don't know which board fits better for this and ovoid compatibility issues, so if you may suggest some options I'd appreciated a lot :D 

Thanks

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a b V Motherboard
March 30, 2010 6:29:18 PM

So you want a full size board right because that asrock board is a micro ATX board?
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March 30, 2010 8:07:44 PM

For your first choice I'm not quite sure if the proc would work cause is a Pentium D, Does that board support it? - maybe in the future I will change it for a better one that fits in but not right now.

Also, my GPU is an ATI card, so I don't know if it's wise to use a SLi oriented mobo

It seems that the Realtek chipset has compatibility issues (The only one that I've tried is the ALC662 -> this is included in your second choice and is not working properly with my build)
According to http://forums.ebuyer.com/showthread.php?t=40520 there are some integrated chipsets with better performance. What would you recommend me to do about this?
a c 292 V Motherboard
March 30, 2010 9:02:49 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

What specific processor do you have?, because not all 775 sockets support all the 775 processors.
March 31, 2010 3:52:21 PM

Thanks for the welcome

It's a Pentium D CPU 820 2.8GHz
March 31, 2010 4:19:40 PM

redlath said:
Thanks for the welcome

It's a Pentium D CPU 820 2.8GHz


I would look for a used p35 mobo. I have a Gigabyte p35 ds3l that is being RMA'ed right now. I'll sell it for $50 shipped, but you would have to wait 3 weeks.
a c 292 V Motherboard
March 31, 2010 5:58:39 PM

Hi again, this ASUS P5Q SE PLUS support your processor and looks like a solid mobo.
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