I wanted to know if it is good for my processor entium Dual Core E2200(2.2GHz,800FSB,L2 1MB,M0), even if one of the two motherboards' chipsets aren't the same.
The ram that i was using i will use them in my new motherboard aswell, could you tell me if it is ok, i don't remember the frequency, i guess it was 800 not sure. But it is DDR2. 2 sticks of 1 gb.
I am using a microtower case, this one to be specific :
The old motherboard was a microATX, the new one is microATX, but the problem is that the old had 8 screws to be placed in, this new one only has 6, i wanted to know if it is a problem and if it would fit in the case.
I wanted to know if my Radeon HD 5570 2.1 PCI-E will be good in that one. Knowing that this one supports PCIe 1.1 Architecture, will it be a problem if the GPU is a 2.1?
Please answer me i am getting it this evening and i don't want to waste my cash on nothing, i am already close to be sure that it's alright but i need someone with better experience to help me.
Yes, the Asus Mobo will support you Dual Core E2200.
The Hole for mounting the two mobos will match fine. Just remeber to remove the extra stand off from the mobo mounting panel to avoid a short on the backside of the new mobo.
The HD5570 will work with the setup since the PCIe slots are backwards compatible but there could be exceptions, your's is not going to be one of them....
If that cpu is fast enough for what you do, the go ahead and find a replacement mobo.
But.. if you have the cash, I say sell/get what you can for your old cpu and ram, then use that to buy the best 1st/2nd generation Intel or AMD chipset, cpu ram combo you can afford. Prices on all three are very good right now.. especially DDR3 ram.
And lastly, is the motherboard compatible with windows 7? I don't know what to install, Windows 7 or windows XP, please help me. And also, how to cancel the intergrated graphics on the motherboard? and let the display come from the GPU also the games etc.
And yes magikherbs, that cpu is enough for me. But i will overclock it to 2.4 ghz.
Yes, the mobo if fully compatible with Win7 32 & 64 Bit.
To stop using the IGP, you'll need to enter the BIOS at startup and change the Display option to PCIe first.
Then save exit and shutdown the rig. Insert the GPU , connect the monitor to the GPU and check.
Usually this happens automatically when a rig detects a GPU inserted, it automatically gives it the first display option. but you can follow the procedure to be sure.
If you're looking to get the most out of your build, I would suggest a mobo that supports DDR3!
As the pricing is at this period of time you could probably pick up a new mobo and new (faster DDR3) RAM for about the same amount of cash.
I recenly helped a friend do the same.