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Help with gigabyte MOBO plz help!!!!

sup guys, i was looking for a new motherboard and foung this one Gigabyte Micro ATX Motherboard GA-H55M-S2H

do you think i could put a intel core 2 quad processor in it??? or it just supports i3 i5 and i7????

any comment would be appreciated!!!!!thx
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  1. Don't buy that board it's the cheapest they make and you're limited to 4gb of ram amongst other things.
    And yes it's an 1156 mobo not 775 or 1366
    so it only supports i3,i5,and i7.
  2. davcon said:
    Don't buy that board it's the cheapest they make and you're limited to 4gb of ram amongst other things.
    And yes it's an 1156 mobo not 775 or 1366
    so it only supports i3,i5,and i7.

    so, could u help me find a mobo that will fit in my case then?? that was the only thing i found that could fit in my case, i have vista 32bits, so i could not use more RAM
  3. I need much more specific system info to help you properly.
    Download CPU-Z and tell me exactly which cpu and mobo you're running.
  4. davcon said:
    I need much more specific system info to help you properly.
    Download CPU-Z and tell me exactly which cpu and mobo you're running.

    okay, im running an intel core 2 duo e7400 2.8Ghz OC'd to 3.3Ghz wolfdale 45 nm, and my motherboard is a MSI MS-7525

    this is whaat CPU-Z said:

    Manufacturer: MSI

    Model: Boston

    Chipset: Intel p35/g33/g31

    Southbridge:Intel 82801gb (ICH7/R)

    LPCIO: F71882F
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  6. supports DDR3 1333 (O.C.) / 1066 / 800 MHz or DDR2 1066 (O.C.) / 800 / 667 MHz

    DDR3 being faster
  7. richdrizzy said:
    supports DDR3 1333 (O.C.) / 1066 / 800 MHz or DDR2 1066 (O.C.) / 800 / 667 MHz

    DDR3 being faster

    so, i have to select the ddr3 memory at 1066 MHZ??
  8. and, am i going to need to install the operating system again?
  9. max is at 1333, ram probably will be clocked down to 1066 by the BIOS initially

    no you wouldn't need to reinstiall OS.. using same HDD i assume

    personally i would just to have a clean start for my peace of mind, but not necessary if you don't want to
  10. richdrizzy said:
    max is at 1333, ram probably will be clocked down to 1066 by the BIOS initially

    no you wouldn't need to reinstiall OS.. using same HDD i assume

    personally i would just to have a clean start for my peace of mind, but not necessary if you don't want to

    yeah, using same harddrive, thx man!!
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  12. hmm... new info... I thought I have to reinstall OS after replace/upgrade Motherboard even though HDD is same unless the replaced mb is exact same model. I am new here and have limited knowledge anyway.
  13. kimberly, many times you can get away without reinstallation if the chipset is from the same family, like going from an Asus P45 to a Gigabyte P45 or even something like a Gigabyte G31 to a Gigabyte G41.

    You really do not know until you try. Having said that, a new installation is generally a good idea.
  14. jsc said:
    kimberly, many times you can get away without reinstallation if the chipset is from the same family, like going from an Asus P45 to a Gigabyte P45 or even something like a Gigabyte G31 to a Gigabyte G41.

    You really do not know until you try. Having said that, a new installation is generally a good idea.



    Thank you, JSC. Wow, that's the Chipset. That's the importance of chipset I was looking for. Now, I got it. :love: Thanks.
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