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post #1 of 22
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Okay.. While my PC is within 2 years old.. I wouldn't call it Legacy... But what... I'm trying to find is a motherboard that will work with Socket AM2 Athlon X2 CPUs, With DDR2 800Mhz RAM, Has a decent / good BIOS options, Good amount of SATA connections, And (In a perfect world) 2 PCI-E 16x slots.

I can't find any on Tiger Direct or New Egg

And, No.. I don't want to build a new PC. My x2 has served my well... But it's on a Dell OEM motherboard with no BIOS options at all (No overclocking, Hardware monitoring, etc)

I checked eBay, And alot of the boards I saw where OEM (Dell, Acer, HP, Etc)

So my question is.. Do these boards that aren't OEM (Dell, etc) exist anymore?
post #2 of 22
Yep secondhand or at a crusty local computer store under a pile of dust.
My sig rigs mobo fits that bill but they are hard to find (and when you do the owner wont part with it) because DFI isn't making them any more.
Look for 790FX boards with the AM2+ and the DDR2 RAM they will run an X2(AM2)
The 780G boards are prolly easier to find and cheaper too.
Edited by Doom - 5/26/11 at 2:02am
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post #3 of 22
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Would AM3 work? I highly doubt it, But figured I'd ask.
post #4 of 22
scan fleaBay. I've seen lots of DFI board gettin jiggy for like thirty quid.
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post #5 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by MasterDan;13641233 
Would AM3 work? I highly doubt it, But figured I'd ask.

AM3 is DDR3 only, it will not work.
Quote:
Originally Posted by GlockZoR IV;13641262 
scan fleaBay. I've seen lots of DFI board gettin jiggy for like thirty quid.

What, 790FX Boards? on flea bay, where?

Edit :Oh yeah in the USA.
Edited by Doom - 5/26/11 at 4:18pm
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post #7 of 22

Tex1954 +rep for an excellent find, perfect board.

I dont live in the states so I don't look at these sites
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post #8 of 22
For the same price as that board couldn't you upgrade to an am3 board and ddr3 ram?
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post #9 of 22
Try to find the board on PriceWatch, Ebay, and Google...

Ya never know where and when something good will pop up...

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post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by snoogins;13641343 
For the same price as that board couldn't you upgrade to an am3 board and ddr3 ram?

Yep he could, how much is an AM3 board with 2X16 PCI-e and 4Gigs of DDR3 in the States these days?
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