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November 23, 2010 12:56:02 AM

Upgrading Abit IS7G Core2 Duo DDR2 system. Applications: streaming video, stock charts, web surf, email. Can anyone recommend a motherboard with on board eSATA, PCI-E, SATA 3Gb/s, RAID (1 or 5) that will allow use of Core i7 and old DDR2 RAM? Cost and stability matter. Thanks.

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November 23, 2010 1:56:40 AM

comdoc... Sorry there are no Intel i7 motherboards that support DDR2. They are all DDR3 RAM now. If you want to use your DDR2, I might suggest going with an AM3/AM2+ motherboard and the Phenom II X4 965. It will still suit your needs. Otherwise, I would save up an extra $150 and make the jump to a Intel Core i7 build.
* Intel Core i7 950
* ASUS X58 Sabertooth
* G.SKILL PI Series DDR3 1600 6GB (3x2GB) Cas7
The rough estimate of the upgrade would be $600.
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November 23, 2010 2:31:24 AM

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November 23, 2010 8:01:44 PM

tecmo34 said:
comdoc... Sorry there are no Intel i7 motherboards that support DDR2. They are all DDR3 RAM now. If you want to use your DDR2, I might suggest going with an AM3/AM2+ motherboard and the Phenom II X4 965. It will still suit your needs. Otherwise, I would save up an extra $150 and make the jump to a Intel Core i7 build.
* Intel Core i7 950
* ASUS X58 Sabertooth
* G.SKILL PI Series DDR3 1600 6GB (3x2GB) Cas7
The rough estimate of the upgrade would be $600.


Thanks, tecmo. That Sabertooth rocks! :lol:  I want it. Found it for $195 at Tiger Direct! ;)  Corsair Dominator 1600 2 X 2G RAM is $148, Core i7-950 costs $ 302. OUCH. So $645. Then with new case, video card and 2 1T. drives...over $1000. Will probably sell old Antec midtower case, 4 X 1G Corsair XMS 1066 DDR-2, and Abit IS7G mainboard to help finance it. Best regards.
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November 23, 2010 8:02:42 PM

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November 23, 2010 11:10:38 PM

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November 24, 2010 10:30:02 AM

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