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Standard User lenaspell
(committed) Thu 30-Jun-11 20:20:17
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My present Motherboard - a Gigabyte GA-P35T-DQ6, Socket 775, ATX with 4 DDR3 slots - has given up the ghost for whatever reason. I thought initially it was a PSU problem but not so. The Intel processor is an E8200 Core 2Duo. For economic reasons I would like to just change the motherboard and not go to the expense of a new processor but the issue is what motherboard would fit the bill as clearly processors have moved on since I built the machine 3 years ago. I would wish to have at least 6 SATA connections and support 4 DDR3 memory slots. I also have a sizeable Zerotherm Nirvana NV-120 Cooler for the processor to contend with.

Anyone any thoughts please?

Len

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Standard User 12eason
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 30-Jun-11 23:47:31
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Apparently they don't seem to make them like they used to. Novatech seems to be the only one selling 775 boards with 4 ddr3 slots, and none of them have more than 4xsata.
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/...

Personally, I don't think it's worth the money.
Standard User 12eason
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 01-Jul-11 12:50:23
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I found one with the spec you're looking for, but it's so expensive you could buy a phenom 555 and a good core unlocking board for the same price.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid...


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Standard User lenaspell
(committed) Fri 01-Jul-11 19:36:51
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In reply to a post by 12eason:
I found one with the spec you're looking for, but it's so expensive you could buy a phenom 555 and a good core unlocking board for the same price.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid...


Thanks for your research, much appreciated. Need to do some thinking now as to the best way forward cost and performance wise. That board is about £30 more expensive than when I bought my original gigabyte despite being 3 years on!

Len

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Standard User nredwood
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 01-Jul-11 21:21:32
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Have a look here
http://www.pcupgrade.co.uk/category.asp?categoryid=260

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Standard User lenaspell
(committed) Fri 01-Jul-11 22:12:45
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This one looks as though it may fit the bill - thanks for the link

http://www.pcupgrade.co.uk/productdetails.asp?Produc...

Appreciated. Just need to make sure my Zalman cooler will fit given that copper contraption to the left of the processor space.

Len

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Standard User 12eason
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 01-Jul-11 22:26:29
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Only supports 2x ddr3. It has 4x ddr2 only.
Standard User lenaspell
(committed) Fri 01-Jul-11 22:28:35
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In reply to a post by 12eason:
Only supports 2x ddr3. It has 4x ddr2 only.


I just spotted that myself when your post came through - oh well. Thanks though as I could have missed that if I hadn't been paying attention

Len

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Standard User nredwood
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 01-Jul-11 22:33:37
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I didn't look too far into each, however I believe there is an ASROCK mobo that meets your needs

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Standard User 12eason
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 01-Jul-11 22:36:05
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http://www.pcupgrade.co.uk/productdetails.asp?Produc...

eta: I still don't think it's worth the money though tbh.

Edited by 12eason (Fri 01-Jul-11 22:40:57)

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