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February 15, 2011 4:29:25 AM

Hello,
I had been having problems with my computer cutting off. i replaced my hard drive and my processor with a AMD Phenom II X4 945. im in the market for a new mobo but not sure what i want. i need advice. i currently have an Asus M2N32-Sli Deluxe mobo. i want an upgrade but im not trying to go all out. im running Sli video cards. what are some good mobo's from Asus?

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February 15, 2011 4:29:25 AM

Hello,
I had been having problems with my computer cutting off. i replaced my hard drive and my processor with a AMD Phenom II X4 945. im in the market for a new mobo but not sure what i want. i need advice. i currently have an Asus M2N32-Sli Deluxe mobo. i want an upgrade but im not trying to go all out. im running Sli video cards. what are some good mobo's from Asus?
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February 15, 2011 12:01:33 PM

Are you sure your power supply is adequate for your system? Any devices overheating? Does your board bios version support your cpu? If you've done some troubleshooting already, then the asus M4A87TD EVO will work fine in a standard atx case.
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February 15, 2011 6:41:33 PM

Hi.

List all the specs or components that you have.

ASUS doesn't have any AMD SLI mobo at moment, so, if you want use the SLI you will need an AMD and use hack SLI.
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February 21, 2011 11:37:38 PM

I have a 850w power supply,
Phenom ii x4 945 CPU,
7.1 rocketfish sound card,
Sli'd Geforce 7950GX2 cards,
1 TB hard drive,
8 Gb ram
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February 22, 2011 1:41:44 AM

If you want see a real performance improve, you will need change to AM3 and that slo means that you need DDR3 RAM.

I think that a single GPU is better option for now.
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February 23, 2011 12:11:29 AM

Yea I knew that if I upgraded my mobo, I'd have to get DDR3 RAM. And that CPU is AM3 i believe. it should be AM2+ & AM3. Im just not sure what mobo to go with because there are so many out there to choose from.
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February 23, 2011 12:24:04 AM

well originally the problem was the CPU was overheating. I took off my liquid cooling to see if that was the problem. I thought that maybe it wasnt working properly, that didnt work. So i started doing some research and found out that the motherboard had a bad rep for overheating the CPU. The computer wouldnt come on at all for the longest time and finally one day it came on but it would completely power off during boot up and the windows screen. I changed out the Hard Drive and it would start up after that. Then i went to replace the CPU and i spilt the cooling solution from the liquid cooling on the motherboard. I cleaned it up as much as i could and let it dry for a couple days and sprayed it out with canned air. But now it comes on but i cant get and display from it. So i think i just fried the motherboard and im replacing it. Thats why im looking for a motherboard. The power supply is a 850W power supply.
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February 23, 2011 1:09:50 AM

I would wait for more recommendations. I'm not a gamer and have never used liquid cooling.
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February 23, 2011 8:42:29 PM

Is running SLI really that bad?
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February 23, 2011 8:44:19 PM

well im not going to be usinh it any longer. i bought a cooler master 212 but im waiting for a mobo to install it. im not a hardcore gamer. i like to get on and mess around but i dont dedicate my life to it.
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February 23, 2011 9:31:49 PM

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    February 28, 2011 11:14:23 PM

    saint19 said:
    If you want keep the SLI, out there aren't many options.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

    If you want change to single GPU, let me know your budget.



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    My buddy gave me a single graphics card until i buy a new one. What do you think would be a good mobo to get. i have added some stuff since we were last talking so read the other stuff. i know im a noob at this but im trying to learn. im not looking for anything crazy under $200 but im not trying to go all out. I prefer Asus over other mobo's. Thank you for your help.
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    February 28, 2011 11:40:42 PM

    how does the Asus M4A88TD-V EVO USB3 Motherboard sound?
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    March 1, 2011 2:19:44 AM

    That mobo is good, with good price and specs for you but if you want overclock I suggest you go with 890FX chipset, the mobos with that chipset are more expensive, but also are very solid.
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    March 1, 2011 2:37:46 AM

    How much RAM should I use and what kinda motherboard do u suggest for a single GPU
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    March 1, 2011 2:42:24 AM

    4GB are fine for now, and for single GPU that mobo is perfect, but if you want add SLI or Crossfire in future, you need go higher.
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    March 10, 2011 1:51:42 AM

    ok so i ended up buying the Asus M4A89TD PRO/USB3 mobo and i also got (2x2GB)4GB A-DATA 1600 DDR3 RAM. but i forgot to check and see if the RAM was compatible and of course with my luck it isnt compatible with my motherboard. so will that be a problem?
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    March 10, 2011 2:13:40 AM

    jeno8888 said:
    ok so i ended up buying the Asus M4A89TD PRO/USB3 mobo and i also got (2x2GB)4GB A-DATA 1600 DDR3 RAM. but i forgot to check and see if the RAM was compatible and of course with my luck it isnt compatible with my motherboard. so will that be a problem?


    You have a 50/50 change of compatibility or not. My current RAM isn't in the QVL for my mobo, but even that it's running without problems at 1600MHz 8-8-8-21-1T@1.65V and can run overclocked @2000MHz.

    Install the RAM run some test, set the settings to the default for the RAM and test it again.
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