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Old 10-26-2006, 03:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok im getting a new mb soon and i have a pentium d 930 3.0ghz and i am wanting a mb that will supporst sli cause im wanting to do that pretty soon. well now they have the new core 2 duos and i have been told that i should upgrade to that later because is much faster. now im on a budget and i can only really find two mb that will support both sli and core 2 and one is an ecs(my mb now is ecs)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16813135026

and the other is an asus

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16813131032

now i have heard nothing but bad things about ecs and the asus board seems to get so hot you can fry an egg on it. now my whole point for this thread is if i just get a mb that is only compatible with pentium d how future proof am i ? should i stick with my pentium d? ive only has it for around 6 monthes any help would be great
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Old 10-26-2006, 03:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I say go for that Asus. You might as well get a mobo that is gonna have support for a C2D (and future CPUS). There is another Asus that works, but uses an older chipset (Nforce4), instead of Nforce 570, like this one.

Oh, and those links didn't work, so here they are again:
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sorry about the links not working...so the asus still seems pretty good even with the heating problem?
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Yeah, I did a quick Google on it, and the chipset does seem to get hot to touch, but no one has had problems with overheating.
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cool and i could alway just buy a nortbridge coller at a later date.i still plan on keeping my pentium d for a while im a college student can on only spend in spurts lol.....
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