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Help with gigabyte MOBO plz help!!!!

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June 23, 2010 3:51:58 AM

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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a c 117 V Motherboard
June 23, 2010 4:06:33 AM

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.
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June 23, 2010 4:18:00 AM

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
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a c 117 V Motherboard
June 23, 2010 5:10:37 AM

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.
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June 23, 2010 3:44:35 PM

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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a c 117 V Motherboard
June 23, 2010 4:37:50 PM
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June 23, 2010 5:26:38 PM

supports DDR3 1333 (O.C.) / 1066 / 800 MHz or DDR2 1066 (O.C.) / 800 / 667 MHz

DDR3 being faster
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June 23, 2010 5:38:23 PM

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??
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June 23, 2010 5:44:56 PM

and, am i going to need to install the operating system again?
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June 23, 2010 5:51:01 PM

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
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June 23, 2010 5:54:58 PM

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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June 23, 2010 5:55:30 PM

Best answer selected by megagabobe1.
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June 23, 2010 10:44:51 PM

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.
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a c 156 V Motherboard
June 24, 2010 6:49:14 AM

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.
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June 25, 2010 8:37:06 PM

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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