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Time For A New CPU? :'(

My motherboard is having issues, so do you think I should go ahead and let go of the AM3+ socket and head out to Intel?
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  1. No. I would rma your am3+ board if you have a spare pc. Inspect the board for surface damage and request an rma, giving the manufacturer 24 hours to issue you a number. If your issues are related to overclocking, then the replacement board probably won't do you any good. You may be better off selling the board/cpu/ram as a combo package if it runs ok in the default settings. Describe your issues for more advice.
  2. o1die said:
    No. I would rma your am3+ board if you have a spare pc. Inspect the board for surface damage and request an rma, giving the manufacturer 24 hours to issue you a number. If your issues are related to overclocking, then the replacement board probably won't do you any good. You may be better off selling the board/cpu/ram as a combo package if it runs ok in the default settings. Describe your issues for more advice.

    I don't think they will replace it. The problem is a damaged PCIe slot (blocks my 7970's airflow), bent speaker pin and broken USB port.
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    If your current AMD CPU's performance is good enough for you then just buy another AM3+ mobo. It is cheaper than switching over to Intel.

    If you want better performance, then switch over to Intel if you have the money to do so. You can sell your AMD CPU to get back some money.
  4. Just buy a new mobo, cheaper than replacing it all!
  5. Best answer selected by melikepie.
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