Yes I am tired of starting threads, lol
I'm very well considering upgrading my current 5600+ for the new AM2+ Phenom II 940, my concern is if my motherboard will even
1) support it
2) be able to push a decent (~3.5 GHz) overclock from it.
It this one Newegg.com - ECS GF8200A (V1.0) AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8200 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
I have tried and failed many overclock attempts on this board with a 5000+ BE, I've have seen plenty of other 5000+ BE CPU's pushed to 3.1 GHz easily on stock volts. any little push on the multi and i get blue screened.
I've also tried my 5600 and even the smallest push on the bus and it crashes.
I would very gladly flash the BIOS to the new one but in light of ECS's stupid design I can only flash it with a floppy disc BUT some how ECS ****ing forgot to put a floppy drive connector on the mobo!!!
Anyways, I don't wanna fork out near $300 for a CPU then not be able to push it, so any thoughts on my current board if terms of supporting the 940?
I am considering a new mobo but I would like to see what the people here have to say about the best deals out there, keeping in mind I don't want to push the budget too high to where I could just go i7.
I'd appreciate any help.
Well I'm off to bed...