I am planning to buy upgrade my processor from core 2 duo 2.2Ghz to 2.9Ghz.. currently I am using Intel D945GCNL motherboard.. I would like to buy a Gigabyte motherboard. I have checked the gigabyte site, there's seem to be lots of choices and different chipsets. can anyone recommend the best gigabyte MB for core 2 duo with DDR2 and DDR3 RAM.. also i will be using a Nvidia graphics card. please recommend some MB's and graphics card.
If anyone can suggest a good configuration including MB, RAM and processor, I'll be glad.
For a core 2 duo you want a p45 chip mother board if you can find one.
I believe P43 and P41 are still readily available.
The mother boards that use both DDR2 and DDR3 ram can only use one matching pair or the other, so you have four slots but two must remain empty.
They are not reccommended for other reasons.
The upgrade above (provided your opporating system allows) makes WAY WAY more sense.
Thanks very much for all your replies. I live in India. do You think the mentioned MB's are available in India. I checked with one of the dealers here, he said P45 is old board. he recommended me H55 and P55 and M2V. do these MB supports core 2 duo.
please suggest some good nvidia graphics card under 3000 rupees..
I am relatively new to this.
There is a checklist of questions required. They approximate.
What is your budget?
What monitor resolution will are you at and expect to be?
What do you have now and what do you expect to upgrade soon.
Will changing the motherboard require a new operating system?
What games do you play and what do you want to at what resolution.
Asus doesn't make chipsets. And if its a lowend Asus board with a slow AMD single/dual core CPU with a 1GB GT220, then no. It wouldn't be a good gaming build. Reply to walterm with whats available to you. I have on idea whats available in your area.