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Old 07-15-2007, 05:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need help upgrading Motherboard (Socket 939)

My current emachines mobo doesnt support dual-core.
I have and Opty 165.

I need a mobo that will support it and that is good for basic oc. I'll probably oc to 2.2, 2.4 max.

My range is below 100 dollars.

Ill also be buying
Artic Cooling Freezer Pro 64 CPU Cooler For AMD K8
that was suggested.

I do have an emachines t6420 so i need to make sure this will all fit in my case.

Im planning to make a purchase today so i get it before the end of the week.
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Old 07-15-2007, 09:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You should be able to use a dual core with a BIOS upgrade.

There are not many 939 boards left on retailer sites (that are really good).
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i did update bios it didnt work. I called up best buy and even asked them...since thats where i got my pc from and they said the mobo wont support dual core, or opterons.

Which one should i get from these two, considering my budget. Anything thats better than the one i have have is good enough for me:

Newegg.com - Foxconn NF4SK8AA-8KRS Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
or
Newegg.com - Foxconn 6150K8MA-8EKRS Socket 939 NVIDIA GeForce 6150 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

I can get an open box of the following for 90 dollars on ebay.
Newegg.com - ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce SPP 100 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
ebay link:
eBay: Asus A8N32-SLI DELUXE GAMING MOTHERBOARD DUAL CORE 939 (item 270143672111 end time Jul-16-07 17:36:22 PDT)

I need to get one tonight.

I need to make sure all these mobos will support my opteron 165and fit in my emachines t6420 case.

So please...Suggestions.
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Newegg.com - Foxconn NF4UK8AA-8EKRS Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

the Foxconn Nforce4 boards are usually descent overclockers
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i've heard good things about foxconn and the nforce4 ultra's nice price too
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should i get the
Newegg.com - Foxconn NF4SK8AA-8KRS Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

if i plan on going sli anytime?
or should i just get the one you suggested and forget about sli.

Which mobo do you think is better?
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tell sli to burn in anti-heaven
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is sli bad?
i dont know much about sli so yeah...
if its not worth it or good ill just get the ultra one you guys suggested.
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its like paying 100% for upto 40% performance increase
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hmmm well thanks for letting me know.
Im going to go for the ultra one then. You guys rock!
Should i still get the
Artic Cooling Freezer Pro 64 CPU Cooler For AMD K8

if so , newegg sells it too so i can get both my items together.
This is the last questions ill ask from you guys.
So the motherboard ill get and let me know if its worth getting the fan now or stick with the one i got from opteron 165
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