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[Pls Rspdt ASAP] Best replacement for motherboard/CPU

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July 6, 2012 4:14:22 AM



Hi,

I would like your opinion on what I should do in the following situation:

I have an (very) cheap motherboard (but new) that I just found (apon opening the box) out to only supports a 65Watt TDP, and I have two AM2(+) (Athlon 64 x2) processors that are 89Watts. They are obviously incompatible, and I'm not sure what I should do. I could either return the motherboard (with a restocking fee), and buy a new, compatible one, or I could buy a new processor. The processors are not returnable, so I want what you think would get the most "power" out of a buck. Anything over $30 isn't possible.

The motherboard is a ZOTAC GeForce 6100-ITX and supports AM2, AM2+, & AM3.

The processors are: (both are 65Watt+, about 89watt for both)
1) AM2 3800+ Athlon 64 x2
2) AM2+ 4600+ Athlon 64 x2

Please respond ASAP, as I'm not sure how much time I have to return my items to Newegg...

Please remember my budget is tight and I cant really spend anything more than 30 bucks (wow... what a small budget! :cry:  :heink:  )... I've already spend alot on this project...

Thank you for any help you can give,
Sam H.
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July 6, 2012 4:32:33 AM

Though, if I may ask, what exactly is this project about?
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July 6, 2012 4:33:52 AM

phyco126 said:
Though, if I may ask, what exactly is this project about?



Ask anything you'd like (that's appropriate, of course)

What do you mean?

The "project" is basically fixing a computer...


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July 6, 2012 4:34:47 AM

Well, okay then. Just keep in mind that you are getting an ITX/Mini ITX board that may not fit in a standard case, and that you'll need to get laptop memory for it rather than desktop memory. :) 
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July 6, 2012 4:37:04 AM




Forgot to mention: (possible) replacement motherboard does not have to be Mini ITX- perferrably Micro-ATX.

Mini ITX uses desktop memory and fits perfectly (believe it or not) in my Micro-ATX case! :D 



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It looks like we both like smileys!! :D 


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July 6, 2012 4:39:35 AM

The motherboard I linked only uses laptop memory, so it may not be the best for you then.

However, I can find no other motherboards via newegg that supports your processors. Amazon might work I suppose, but I'm too tired to look now =P
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July 6, 2012 4:41:09 AM

phyco126 said:
The motherboard I linked only uses laptop memory, so it may not be the best for you then.

However, I can find no other motherboards via newegg that supports your processors. Amazon might work I suppose, but I'm too tired to look now =P


eBay works well, but if I get a new motherboard, it would *gulp* mean I must return my old one for a (stupid) restocking fee...



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