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So a friend has this mobo
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and this athalon CPU
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So as i understand this is his Mobo:
http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=423#cpu

Which supports upto: AMD Phenom II X4 945

Am i right or am i missing something ?

and if i am right where can i get a cheap 945 with a couple of ram? he is broke in the mean time and i would like to help him
     
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Honestly that board would hold a Phenom II back bigtime. Not worth the money spent in my opinion. For about 150 you can get an ok motherboard and one of the AMD APUs. Another 50 for some ram and boom $200 PC, if you have that kinda money to spend. If they are not a gamer that would be a PC that would last them a while too.
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Honestly that board would hold a Phenom II back bigtime. Not worth the money spent in my opinion. For about 150 you can get an ok motherboard and one of the AMD APUs. Another 50 for some ram and boom $200 PC, if you have that kinda money to spend. If they are not a gamer that would be a PC that would last them a while too.

No he doesnt have that kind of money right now smile.gif

i found this thread in the market place

For Sale: FS: Massive partout (C2D/C2Q)
I can get

Core2 Duo e8400 SLb9j (3ghz) - $35 Shipped ea.

and this mobo

Intel Desktop Board dg35ec - $35 Shippea ea.

How about that? or is the phenom and that biostar a better option?
     
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The Biostar motherboard and the Phenom would actually be okay, but the DDR2 might hold it back a bit, you would have to turn up the HT link speed but should be quite a bit of a performance increase. The C2D and Intel board are okay too, and probably equal about the same in terms of performance, I would just upgrade the CPU and tell him to save the extra money until he can afford a whole new build, unless you find that the C2D and Intel board are cheaper in the long run. Good luck thumb.gif
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i actually have an older revision of that board and yes the 945 or 955 95w are the fastest cpus sense the board is limited to make tdp of 95w i know you can get a 95w 945 off of superbiiz for around $76 but what i would do it look around ebay for one thats where you will find cheaper ones but $76 isnt a bad price not sure where you live so cant really suggest a better place to buy and as for ram the board takes ddr2 ram you can get 2x2 gig for around $50 new at pretty much any online store the 95w 945 will be the hardest thing to find basicly

https://superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=HDX945BOX
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The Biostar motherboard and the Phenom would actually be okay, but the DDR2 might hold it back a bit, you would have to turn up the HT link speed but should be quite a bit of a performance increase. The C2D and Intel board are okay too, and probably equal about the same in terms of performance, I would just upgrade the CPU and tell him to save the extra money until he can afford a whole new build, unless you find that the C2D and Intel board are cheaper in the long run. Good luck thumb.gif

Do you know where can i get some cheap ol' phenom II

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i actually have an older revision of that board and yes the 945 or 955 95w are the fastest cpus sense the board is limited to make tdp of 95w i know you can get a 95w 945 off of superbiiz for around $76 but what i would do it look around ebay for one thats where you will find cheaper ones but $76 isnt a bad price not sure where you live so cant really suggest a better place to buy and as for ram the board takes ddr2 ram you can get 2x2 gig for around $50 new at pretty much any online store the 95w 945 will be the hardest thing to find basicly

https://superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=HDX945BOX

In a case like this the C2D and the mobo look like a better option




Found this Intel Q6600 G0

He wants it for 45$ will try to ask for 35-40 plus the Intel Desktop Board dg35ec for 35$ which will some for a good 70-75
Edited by Awsan - 8/5/13 at 10:58pm
     
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id go for the e8400 actually the q6600 wasnt a very fast chip and the e8400 out performs the q6600 in single and duel treaded the q6600 is only like 10% faster when using all 4 cores vs the e8400s 2 so unless he is using it for programs that can support all 4 cores then the e8400 will be faster at stock speeds and you wont be overclocking probably with the intel board smile.gif
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