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Old 06-10-2009, 02:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, This is my first post after spending hours confused by upgrading my pc.

I recently bought a ATI HD4850 series graphics card and now wish to upgrade my AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-core Processor 4200+ to something a little more current. I mainly use my computer for gaming, listening to music and watching movies. Ive semi-decided to get a AMD Phenom II 940 3ghz processor but i need to get a new motherboard to support it.

The motherboard needs to be Micro ATX and support PC3200 DDR Memory.

So i have 2 questions, Will any AM2+ Motherboard support my memory type and does anyone have any suggestions as to what motherboard i should i get?

Oh and im running vista 32bit
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Well you will need to update your memory to ddr2 ram.
The good news is it is cheap.

What is your budget for cpu, mb and ram?
I am assuming this is all you need.

What psu do you currently run?

Any reason why it has to be a micro atx board? case limitations?
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Yeah my budget is extremely tight.
I have 250 to spend on upgrading.
The processor will set me back 150, but i might change my mind on the one i get. I just want one that will be able to play games well at high settings while listening to music / downloading without slowing down completely.

I have a 600W PSU with a 20+4 pin connector.

and yeah has to be micro atx because of my case.
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save some cash and get the PII X3 720

I do not know much about good micro atx boards for the PII. Sorry.
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Thanks for the advice.

If i did get the PII X3 720 i could get ram and a motherboard as well (i checked prices and stuff)

So for what i need will the PII X3 720 be sufficient to do what i mentioned in the previous post?
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Ahh okay. Thanks so much, You have no idea how much help you've been.
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