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December 8, 2010 1:49:14 PM

guys, at last I have bought this motherboard : ASUS M4N75TD ($99 in US whereas it cost me appx $150 in India) prices in india are too high.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-131-...


but I am yet to buy a processor. please suggest me a budget processor mainly for gaming purpose.

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December 8, 2010 4:02:47 PM

According to Tom's, the Athlon II X3 is the best gaming CPU for the budget minded. ;) 
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December 8, 2010 8:53:45 PM

So, will an Athlon II x4 635 be better than Athlon II x3 in games. I can afford an Athlon II x4.


What do you think of Asus M4N75TD. Is it a good gaming motherboard. it only does x8 in both single and mutli graphics.
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December 8, 2010 10:41:02 PM

What do you think of Asus M4N75TD. Is it a good gaming motherboard. it only does x8 in both single and mutli graphics.



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December 8, 2010 10:58:02 PM

I already purchased it yesterday. the motherboard is capable of doing sli. but I am not sure about its overclocking abilities.

What do you think. Can I overclock an AM3 processor to its best with this motherboard.
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December 8, 2010 11:07:07 PM

It will overclock nicely... The board is a decent overclocker.
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December 8, 2010 11:15:46 PM

:D 

But the problem is, I don't know how to overclock. I don't have any experience of overclocking.


does this motherboard have any automatic overclock options.

please suggest something.
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December 8, 2010 11:48:58 PM

can I use AMD overdrive utility to overclock. It has novice mode which allows to overclock automatically.

but will AMD overdrive work with AMD cpu and an nvidia gpu.
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December 8, 2010 11:54:57 PM

Yes... It will work but typically it is not recommended to use Windows based software to overclock... usually used for "tweaking
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December 9, 2010 2:42:25 AM

so can I just use an Athlon II x4 635 or Athlon II x3 435 for gaming purpose. I am on a budget. I would later on upgrade it to a thuban or a bull dozer processor when it releases.


so will an Athlon II x4 635 or Athlon II x3 435 suffice for now or should I go for a Phenom II x4 itself.
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December 9, 2010 12:38:19 PM

so how about a Phenom II x2 555 BE or a Phenom II x3 720 BE. What do you think?



The motherboard that I bought has a core unlocker switch built in on the board itself. Should I try that or just go with a Phenom II x4.
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December 9, 2010 8:52:53 PM

I heard that the upcoming AMD processor Bulldozer requires an AM3+ chipset. So as I have an AM3 chipset, won't a bios update on the motherboard work as it previously worked with AM2+ chips.


I mean to say, will the Bulldozer processors backward compatible with the existing AM3 chipsets.
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December 9, 2010 9:12:20 PM

If that would be the case, then most of the people who recently bought an AM3 board would be in total loss.

And there would also be a minimal chance of SLI on an AM3+ motherboard, considering the fact that there were only two motherboards (750a and 980a) on AM3 chipsets. :( 


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December 9, 2010 9:26:52 PM

there's one last question that I forgot to ask.


As I bought an ASUS M4N75TD that has 4 RAM slots (2000 OC). Will I be able to use all the 4 RAM slots to install 1333MHZ of memory (4GB on each slot = 16GB total).

The reason I asked you this is because, I've heard most of the people were not able to use all the 4 RAM slots.
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December 9, 2010 11:55:03 PM

I would just get 4GB (2x2GB) of RAM. There is really no reason for that much memory and those older board don't always place nice with 4GB sticks, let alone 16GB :( 
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December 10, 2010 12:00:40 AM

you told me (2x4). Do you mean 4 2gb sticks or 2 4gb sticks.
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