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Old 11-23-2007, 01:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Can anyone recommend me a good AM2 motherboard for under $100, maybe willing to go $150 if its really good. I have an x2 6400+ Black edition and I want to be able to overclock it. I'm still deciding on a motherboard so I appreciate all the input.
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get an am2+ either the asus or msi.
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Default Re: Need a Good O/Cing Mobo for my x2 6400+ for under $100

wait, but what's the difference between AM2+ and regular AM2?
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AM2+ is newer and "future proof" ... it will work with the next 3 sockets out of the amd camp, if im not mistaken...
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but AM2+ boards are also more expensive

Newegg.com - Foxconn N570SM2AA-8EKRS2H AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

that's got an Nforce 570 chipset, which is pretty good.

Newegg.com - Foxconn C51XEM2AA- 8EKRS2H AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
That's a really good AM2 board. It's $164, but has a $60 mail in rebate
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Wait are you sure that AM2 processors will work on an AM2+ board?
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ya.. they are backwards compatible..

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I see this pretty nice Asus AM2+ mobo for only $99, but its not in stock. I wonder if ti has even come out yet, because I don't really see it anywhere. It's on zipzoomfly though:
ASUS M3A AMD Phenom Socket AM2+ 2000 MHz PC2-8500 (DDR2-1066) ATX Motherboard Retail at ZipZoomfly
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I would also go with the new 7xx series from AMD. So far it has shown to be very overclockable.
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I would also go with the new 7xx series from AMD. So far it has shown to be very overclockable.
yes, the 790FX chips are very good. They're possibly the most solid motherboard chipsets AMD has ever had so far.
AMD used to have it really hard for chipset support. It was thanks to companies like Via and Sis that kept them going.
Then, Nvidia's Nforce chipsets made a big impact for AMD. then, ATI started making some chipsets. Which were descent, but still not as good as the Nforce chipsets.
But now, I think the 790FX surpasses what Nvidia has made so far.
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