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Planning to upgrade...

Last response: in Motherboards
July 3, 2011 5:38:26 PM

I'm planning to get an AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE processor and a Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB graphics card, but I don't know which motherboard to get since my current motherboard, a Pegatron NARRA5, doesn't support the processor.

My current specs:
  • Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit
  • AMD Athlon 2x 64 4850e (2.5 Ghz)
  • 3 GB DDR2 RAM
  • Nvidia G210 512mb
  • Pegatron NARRA5
  • HP Pavillion

    Does anybody know which motherboard I should get so I can use the processor? And by the way do I have to reinstall my OS to use the motherboard because I'm not building my computer from scratch and do I have to update my BIOS?
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    July 3, 2011 6:04:24 PM

    You may want to start over from scratch, since getting a new windows coa isn't cheap. I would leave your system as is, and either use it for a spare, or sell it intact on craigslist. You'll need new ram and a better power supply for the 6850, and you definately want ddr3, since it's cheaper than ddr2. I would list your system for around $200, and see if you get any offers.
    July 3, 2011 8:43:20 PM

    Thanks for the reply, I'll see if I can get a prebuilt one with what I'm looking for and probably just sell this.