Originally Posted by DarthTheta
Yes it should be a btx motherboard. I was thinking about replacing my mobo not just to fix my problem but to have to ability to oc my cpu. The mobo I have only accepts DDR2 memory which is no good for ocing. I'd get an off market mobo that would accept DDR3 so I would be able to oc my cpu. This would be a cheaper option. I should first diagnose the problem before I spend money. I'm pretty sure it would be my mobo but what if it's my gpu doing a new thing that only freezes the screen and not create artifacts? Not sure. But forget all about that for now. My main question is should I replace my mobo so I can oc my cpu or buy a whole new cpu with a mobo which would be more expensive? It may seem obvious but im really not sure.
Thats simple, you have a oldbie motherboard go ahead and see about getting it replaced..
I don't know if intel has continued to use sandybridge on btx motherboards but I'll look around a few shops and see whats optional and what not.
To bad the btx never really made it to be standard in all computers by now.
Just before I left college in 2006, they were steady pumpling them out.
I'll check back later on, if I find anything worthwhile.