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Well I replaced the board about 8 months ago. I don't everything else recently. But more than likely I probably did. Actually it was a little less.
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Sorry to hear that. This late in DDR2's lifetime EBay is your only friend.

Honestly, I would not have spent more than $20 for 4gb of DDR2 after 2013. The high performance stuff just is not worth it on an old platform.

Ill see what I can turn up on EBay if you dont mind going the used route.
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This is about as cheap as I can find anything, one of the classic mid range overclocking boards if memory serves.

Supports up to the Phenom II X6 1100t.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ASUS-M3A78-T-AM2-AMD-Motherboard-/172118144852?hash=item28130a7754:g:ee0AAOSwuAVW1Jwx

Its worth mentioning that DDR2 will limit performance somewhat compared to DDR3, and may keep you from hitting higher CPU-NB speeds. At least I believe that was a caveat of using DDR2 with those CPU's.
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Keep in mind with a good AM3 board you may be able to not only get up to 3.8 - 4.0 GHz you may also have two good cores to unlock if you are lucky. Most times at least one of the locked cores is good. If one of the two locked cores is bad you can figure out which core it is by rebooting with one core, than two cores, then three cores etc... till your machine doesn't boot. Then you will know which core to keep disabled.
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Sorry to hear that. This late in DDR2's lifetime EBay is your only friend.

Honestly, I would not have spent more than $20 for 4gb of DDR2 after 2013. The high performance stuff just is not worth it on an old platform.

Ill see what I can turn up on EBay if you dont mind going the used route.

I appreciate the efforts. I'm behind on all this stuff so I just went with what I remember and plus I don't have no problems running the programs I use so staying old school doesn't effect me lol. I just tried salvaging what I could and upgrade the rest.
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Do you think it is possible that the C1 and C1E can be restricting the cpu? Just curious because I have no way of manually disabling it.

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2995#sp

What do you think about this board?^^^^
Edited by Destroyer4586 - 2/29/16 at 6:57pm
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Its bad, check this post for information... http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboards-vrm-info-database.

The EBay one I linked should be very good for your purposes.

If anything, look for 140w+ boards on that list and see if you can find a place that sells them. The AM2/AM2+ list is what you need, make sure the board is compatible with your CPU and does not have any major issues on that list. A heatsinked VRM is almost essential for overclocking by any large margin while using a 95w or above CPU.

C1/C1E shouldnt make a huge difference unless the MB has a horrid implementation. The board you have now would likely overheat and throttle with them disabled anyhow.
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Its bad, check this post for information... http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboards-vrm-info-database.

The EBay one I linked should be very good for your purposes.

If anything, look for 140w+ boards on that list and see if you can find a place that sells them. The AM2/AM2+ list is what you need, make sure the board is compatible with your CPU and does not have any major issues on that list. A heatsinked VRM is almost essential for overclocking by any large margin while using a 95w or above CPU.

C1/C1E shouldnt make a huge difference unless the MB has a horrid implementation. The board you have now would likely overheat and throttle with them disabled anyhow.

Yes, it does look like my best bet. I've been doing a lot searching and I think you hit it on the head lol. I found some other boards but there were things about them I wasn't sure of. The M4A78-E was very temping but i cannot find any for sale. You have been very helpful. Thank you so much. I'm going to go with the M4A78T-E. Its used but if I like it enough I found some that were new. I was messing around with all the info ya'll gave me a little success. No matter what I do a lower the VID my Vcore lowest was 1.560. I don't get it but hopefully this new board won;t give me this problem.
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You really need a 8 or 9 series mobo to get the most out of that chip. Thubans have several features not in the early Phenom II's. Your mobo's last bios was before Thubans came out I believe.
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The M4A78T-E is a DDR3 board, just FYI. The M4A78-E is the DDR2 board.

Memory support is NOT tied to the motherboard chipset as the memory controller is built into the CPU (Nearly all Phenom II chips can use both, just depends on what socket you put them in). Memory type is defined by the socket. AM2/AM2+ are DDR2 and AM3/AM3+ is DDR3.

If you are going to get an AM3 board, there is no reason not to get an AM3+ board. The AM3+ boards usually have a few added features over their AM3 brethren, and are more up to date while still supporting your CPU.
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You really need a 8 or 9 series mobo to get the most out of that chip. Thubans have several features not in the early Phenom II's. Your mobo's last bios was before Thubans came out I believe.

Not true, the 970 is almost the same if not EXACTLY the same as the 790GX excluding integrated video. The southbridge chip that goes with them OTOH is a bit different, mostly just in the SATA version support.
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