Yea the reason behind the upgrade is that I think the motherboard is dead. because i cannot get it to post, no beeps no display. Just fans spin. I have tested PSU, all fine. I have done all diagnosing, reseating memory, taking out gfx. etc
Hmm.. ok. I'd still either go for a 1156 platform or AM3.
What budget are you on and what're you using this for (gaming, photoshop, general use etc)?
To answer your earlier questions:
1) Using the correct settings You can natively use 1333 on 1156 and AM3 afaik, I'm not sure the limits on 775
2) I thought I knew the answer to that.. but then looking at what you've said I don't actually know. sorry bout that.
Ed: I think this is the ratio between FSB and bus speed.. mb? lol I'm just having guesses here.
3) Bus speed doesn't really matter in CPU speed if the total speed is still high. bus speed is just one of the things that, when put together, make up the CPU frequency.
4) Not really sure on that...
Anywho.. answer and first set of questions and we'll go from there.
Since i'll be using my old case, hdd, monitor etc. Ill only need to get the cpu, mobo, ram. My brother will mostly be using it for causual things such as email, internet, watching movies and Photoshop.
EVGA GTS 450 1 GB Video card: $129.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I picked this because it had free shipping. There is a gigabyte that's the same price with a $20 rebate, but it was $8.00 shipping. This card is nicely factory overclocked too. As it is, it will handle any game thrown at it at resolutions up to 1600x900.
total cost: $499.94 with $20 in MIR, and $11.49 shipping.