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I use vm ware, and multitask a lot.

I had some tough love last week, both asus motherboard and one 4830 broke down.
Well the motherboard does start, if I wait for some minutes.

Since it does start, is it a bad move to get a Am3+ board?
I'm kinda low on cash, and really hate to play with one instead of crossfire 4830, where I could focus the cash more on.

I mean, taking a higher priority on gpu instead of CPU?

I kinda have to either buy a new motherboard in order to
Repair my system,get a new gpu or keep motherboard, which is kinda faulty and buy either gpu or a 6core or wait for bulldozer?
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Clear CMOS and see if it posts normal.

Also, I would get you some new GPU's first.
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i would get the AM3+ compatible mobo, a good one i would recommend is the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3, its the one im getting and also supports sli/crossfire. then when bulldozer finally comes out i would get a 6 or 8 core.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Conner;14349988 
Clear CMOS and see if it posts normal.

Also, I would get you some new GPU's first.

I will try that, also I play at 1680*1050 would crossfire 6770 do the trick?

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Originally Posted by PhishTaco;14349997 
i would get the AM3+ compatible mobo, a good one i would recommend is the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3, its the one im getting and also supports sli/crossfire. then when bulldozer finally comes out i would get a 6 or 8 core.

Thanks for advice smile.gif I'm a msi fan myself , so going to look for those am3+ boards
If the cmos trick won't work smile.gif

I just hope entry-level bulldozer will be kinda cheap
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chrystal;14350098 
I will try that, also I play at 1680*1050 would crossfire 6770 do the trick?




Thanks for advice smile.gif I'm a msi fan myself , so going to look for those am3+ boards
If the cmos trick won't work smile.gif

I just hope entry-level bulldozer will be kinda cheap

Yes, crossfire 6770 would run at that resolution well.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chrystal;14350098 
I will try that, also I play at 1680*1050 would crossfire 6770 do the trick?




Thanks for advice smile.gif I'm a msi fan myself , so going to look for those am3+ boards
If the cmos trick won't work smile.gif

I just hope entry-level bulldozer will be kinda cheap

6770's are only marginally at best, better than your 4830's. You're going to want to look into the 6870's or higher if you want a noticeable jump. And considering the lower resolution, I'd opt for a stronger single card, then jump into a multi GPU setup right away.

And I would personally avoid any MSI AMD boards right now. They have yet to release one that's worth the money, and doesn't blow up with any sort of a load. Asus, Gigabyte (I don't like Gigabyte, but w/e), ASRock, and Biostar all make absolutely solid boards though.
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post #7 of 16
Stick with your 955BE until you know what kind of performance boost Bulldozer has over your CPU. Ask this question after Bulldozer's release. Until then, don't waste the cash on a new motherboard.
    
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post #8 of 16
6770 is basically a 5770 which is basically a cooler, less power hungry 4870. Get a 6870 or 6950 instead.
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I would stay with your current setup for now. Once we see real benchmarks of bulldozer, that will determine whether you should get it or not. For the gfx card, get a 6870 or 6950. I think you can still do the 6950 unclock but I'm pretty sure I saw some news saying that the manufacturing process was modified so you can't unclock them anymore.
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post #10 of 16
Keep your 955, but an AM3+ board, and a strong single GPU like a 560ti or 570.
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