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Need advice - new old mobo

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March 30, 2010 5:42:00 PM


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 


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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 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.