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Hi all,

I am not a AMD savvy person as you can see from my signature rig. My dad's old intel system with DDR2 is starting to act up giving a lot of BSOD and crashes on chrome and all sorts of weird stuff so I've decided to upgrade his Mobo/cpu/ram. I will be guiding him thru the install process as I am in canada and he is in florida, hence this thread. I've gathered some parts for his rig and want to run it by you the AMD savvy fellows to make sure the Mobo will work with the cpu. Here are the parts:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113379

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132407

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460

What do you guys/gals think?

Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 11
What parts is in the machine already and are you sure the BSOD is due to motherboard/RAM and not the PSU or other?
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The PSU is less than a year old and so is the GPU. a Corsair CX 430. The CPU is an intel E5400 and 2gb of DDR2 800 i think. The GPU is a basic radeon HD6450. The motherboard is a Gigabyte G31M -ES2L.

Fairly new 3TB WD green for data storage and an Intel Series SSD 120GB for the OS.
It keeps crashing giving hardware related codes on the BSOD. I am annoyed at this point so it's easier for me to just upgrade it and not have to worry about it for 4yrs hopefully.

Thanks
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I agree with you then sounds like its the motherboard CPU and/or RAM related when its that old.
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looks good. Should be a very nice upgrade.
probably splitting hairs but if you wanted to save another $10 the Athlon 845 would be about the same performance but without the unlocked multiplier.
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Originally Posted by 7850K View Post

looks good. Should be a very nice upgrade.
probably splitting hairs but if you wanted to save another $10 the Athlon 845 would be about the same performance but without the unlocked multiplier.
I did not know that! He definitely doesn't need an unlocked CPU since there wont be any OC happening. They just use it for random youtube, email, banking, surfing web and school stuff for my 6yr sister.

So this mobo/cpu combo will work out of the box then? Like I said, I'll be guiding him thru skype on how to put together everything.
Thanks

edit: the 845 is only $3 cheaper in newegg. Probably will stick with the K one.
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post #7 of 11
Those parts look fine.
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Originally Posted by lokito50 View Post

I did not know that! He definitely doesn't need an unlocked CPU since there wont be any OC happening. They just use it for random youtube, email, banking, surfing web and school stuff for my 6yr sister.

So this mobo/cpu combo will work out of the box then? Like I said, I'll be guiding him thru skype on how to put together everything.
Thanks

edit: the 845 is only $3 cheaper in newegg. Probably will stick with the K one.
I guess NCIXUS has it for $59 http://pcpartpicker.com/product/6zfmP6/amd-cpu-ad845xackasbx
nothing wrong with the 860K though thumb.gif
Edited by 7850K - 6/7/16 at 3:20pm
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If you're not going to overclock and you have the choice of an 845 or one of the 8x0K chips, get the 845. It will perform about the same and draw less power.
     
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post #10 of 11
I would also recommend the 845, the stock cooler that comes with the 860k is just bad, unless you buy the new 860k with the quiet cooler but it costs $10 more. The one that comes with the 845 tho is great and lots less power draw with the performance of an 860k OC to 4.1-.2ghz
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