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February 9, 2012 7:30:26 AM

I'm looking to get a new mobo which will have socket 775? (for my pentium)

I want a new mobo because mine apparently only supports max 8gb ddr2 ram @ 4x 2gb sticks which SUCKS because that would cost me £9999999

I would like some help in choosing a new mobo because I don't know what's good and what's not.

Price range: I don't know.

My system Specs:

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (Soon to be 64bit)
CPU
Intel Pentium E6500 @ 2.93GHz
RAM
3.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 266MHz (4-4-4-12) (Soon to be 6-8gb @ 1333MHz)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. EP41-UD3L (Socket 775) - But I want this or something similar in price and support for 8gb ddr3 ram @ 1333mhz
Graphics
2243W (1920x1080@59Hz)
ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series (XFX Pine Group) (HD Radeon 4650) (Mine has 1gb RAM)
PSU
EZCool Silent 500Watt ATX PSU

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a c 328 V Motherboard
February 9, 2012 10:19:27 AM

Hi there Silba,

Stay with Gigabyte, and DDR3 vs DDR2 - u would never see the differences between them. Only in the benchmarks. Not in real life.

When u are ready to upgrade, do it all the way with CPU+mobo+RAM ...
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a c 328 V Motherboard
February 9, 2012 10:22:30 AM

The Gigabyte supports 4 x 1.8V DDR2 DIMM sockets supporting up to 8 GB of system memory as well.

What is your OS 32bit or 64bit?
February 9, 2012 10:48:20 AM

Ive got 32bit atm and i dont like ddr2 its way too expensive! ive ordered 8gb ddr3 ram already so now i need a mobo to go with it :p  (i will be getting 64-bit windows 7 ultimate)
a c 328 V Motherboard
February 9, 2012 10:49:47 AM

OK, since u have only 32bit Windows, u will be able to use only 3.25GB of the RAM.
February 9, 2012 10:50:57 AM

abekl said:
This is the only board with a 775 socket that supports more than 8GB of memory (16 GB) at newegg. And....it's inexpensive.:
Intel BOXDG43GT LGA 775 Intel G43 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Why should i pay that much when my previously listed mobo will do just fine?

or wont it do just fine?
February 9, 2012 10:51:50 AM

nikorr said:
OK, since u have only 32bit Windows, u will be able to use only 3.25GB of the RAM.


Quote:
Ive got 32bit atm and i dont like ddr2 its way too expensive! ive ordered 8gb ddr3 ram already so now i need a mobo to go with it :p  (i will be getting 64-bit windows 7 ultimate)
a c 328 V Motherboard
February 9, 2012 10:55:03 AM

Silba said:
Quote:
Ive got 32bit atm and i dont like ddr2 its way too expensive! ive ordered 8gb ddr3 ram already so now i need a mobo to go with it :p  (i will be getting 64-bit windows 7 ultimate)

I must have missed the end : )
February 9, 2012 10:57:50 AM

nikorr said:
I must have missed the end : )



You're only human :)  So what is your view of this mobo? Would it do me fine?


Added full system specs to first post.

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