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Old 10-12-2009, 10:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a amd 780g mobo, I am upgrading my system and now looking at maybe replacing the motherboard as well, what other kind of motherboard is an upgrade to this one, I need the upgrade to support amd phenom II x4 940 and ddr2.
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ATX or mATX? Any AMD chipset 780g or above should handle it... even the 770 will do it. Just make sure you don't get a AM3 mobo, as they require DDR3.

The 790GX looks very nice.
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Can't really tell on the atx or matx, I know that revolves around the mobo size, my comp is the dx 4200 series, my board has 1 pci-e, 2 pci slots.
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ATX or mATX? Any AMD chipset 780g or above should handle it... even the 770 will do it. Just make sure you don't get a AM3 mobo, as they require DDR3.

The 790GX looks very nice.
Even my 760 supports the 940. This questions needs more details. What ELSE are you lookin' for? Would you like SLI/Crossfire? Any other external PCI cards to be ran on the board, if so, how many? How many SATA/IDE devices are you going to be running on it? Any details we can get would be nice.
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Well I am looking to run dual graphic cards, and I am filling my last pci slot with an auzentech 7.1 sound card and I might add an extra hdd, and blu-ray burner.
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So what kind of MOBO could I be looking at with the specs that I want.
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I really like my Biostar 790gx mobo and I definitely recommend it:

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX 128M AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
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dx 4200, as in Gateway? If so, you have a mATX board. Only two mobos on NewEgg are mATX and have two PCI-E x16 slots (all are x8, x8 in crossfire):
Newegg.com - Computer Hardware,Motherboards,AMD Motherboards,Micro ATX,2

You also only have a 300W power supply.
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From low to high:


BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX
GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-UD4H
ASUS M4A79 Deluxe


Any of these would fill your needs. Though I think I would suggest the Gigabyte over the others, as it's reasonably priced, has more USB ports (if you need them), and more PCI and PCI-e slots out of the bunch.

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From Trotter's post, if you're not going to be upgrading the case, etc., the JetWay JMA3-79GDG-LF would work out best for you, since it's the only one supporting DDR2.
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I'm not worried about the power supply my 650 watt comes today, but I'm looking for some more power out of this machine.
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