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Old 10-06-2004, 12:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My friend currently has an ASROCK M266A motherboard with a p4 1.8 chip.

I was wondering if that same chip will be compatible with this motherboard ....Asus P4R800-V Deluxe.

Plus if it is compatible, would it be worth the upgrade. He just has the on-board video card and have about 256mb of ram with 32mb allocated to the video-card.

I'm thinking that if he could upgrade, he'll also need to get some more ram in order to use the 128mb video and have a decent amount of ram for other applications.

Lastly, would it just be better to get a seperate 9200 video card and keep the current motherboard.

He wants to use it to play sports game like nhl 2005, or madden etc.
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if its on Brookdale chip, then it wont, else it will definately.

because both earlier versions, and current version have different pin numbers. and 1.8 came in both versions.
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it all depends how much money he wants to spend. those two games are not too high end graphic dependent so personally i would suggest with just getting that particular vid card (don't spend more than $60-75) and get another 256 RAM. This would definetly keep cost down. And yes both boards are compatible with the p4 1.8 processor which is socket 478
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i've just gone through AsRock page, and yes this Asus P4R80 will support your friend's processor.

Congrats and carry on
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