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Old 05-24-2005, 08:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone, I'm looking for a new motherboard that can support a higher speed processor. I'd like to upgrade from my 1.6ghz to somewhere around 2.6ghz. Currently I need a motherboard that can take three sticks of DDR RAM, an AGP video card, and of course some PCI slots as well. I'm hoping to stay in the $100 range. Please help me, as I have no idea about motherboards and which ones are good vs. what's bad. Thanks!
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Old 05-24-2005, 08:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what cpu are you going to use?

amd socket 939?
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Old 05-24-2005, 08:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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right now I'm not really sure which cpu to use. Probably gonna go with pentium 4. The socket doesn't really bother me as I'll just look for a cpu that matches the motherboard.
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Old 05-24-2005, 08:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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well what do you plan on doing with the computer
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game...lots of games
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what games? tell me few games you're going to play

btw, if you're going to game, AMD is better and much cheaper
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well, I'm not sure what games I'm going to be running besides Star Wars: Galaxies (I don't care what anyone says it should do, my computer does not run this game for hell right now) When I said lots of games, I just meant that I don't want to have to replace the processor any time soon since I think it is the only thing holding me back right now. And thanks for the tip on AMDs.
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Old 05-24-2005, 09:24 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Just get an AMD. It's cheaper and faster than Intel. You probably like Intel because you might have been brain washed by their commercials.
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Old 05-24-2005, 09:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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if you want a processor that will last you a long time, then i suggest you go with an AMD64 socket 939 processor, a 3000+ or 3200+

btw, what are the specs of your computer RIGHT NOW.
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Old 05-24-2005, 09:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Right now I've got:

768mb DDR 333 Kingston Ram
Radeon 9600 video card
Athlon XP 2100+
80GB Western Digital HD
MSI KT3 Ultra Motherboard
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