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post #11 of 22
To overclock that 9500, you would have better luck with a different brand of mobo such as: Biostar, Gigabyte or DFI.... also, if you want a Phenom, you would really be better off waiting until better versions come out....
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post #12 of 22
If you get a Phenom get a AM2+ MB or you can't take advantage of all the Phenoms features.
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post #13 of 22
dont get that mobo it looks like it blows plus its not ht3

edit: get a biostar 770 my friend has one and they overclock really well
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post #14 of 22
Yea you need a 700 series chipset from AMD.
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post #15 of 22
I definitely recommend phenom 9500 because i´m using it right now.You should get an am2+ motherboard,i´m using an am2 one because i replaced my old Athlon 64 x2 on it.
Phenom is great it runs perfect,it doesn´t overclock that much yo ucna take it to 2.7 ghz but not more,at least i couldn´t,anyway i see that you don´t really want to overclock.
I recommend you to wait for new motherboards with nvida chips that support AMD phenom processors so then you won´t have to sell your card,i mean you can run that 8800 gts in a spider platform but it won´t work so well they are made for ati radeon cards.
I don´t really know if nvidia will ever release chips to work with phenom processors if they don´t i would have to leave nvidia and go with the ati HD4000 series because i´m not leaving AMD that´s for sure.
 
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post #16 of 22
The MB doesn't know what brand the video card is.Their is no problem running a Nvidia card in a AMD chipset MB or vise versa.And their are even hacked drivers to run SLI on a CrossFire MB.But if you want SLI and don't want to mess with the driver thing than wait for the Nvidia chipsets.
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Originally Posted by jameskelsey View Post
The MB doesn't know what brand the video card is.Their is no problem running a Nvidia card in a AMD chipset MB or vise versa.And their are even hacked drivers to run SLI on a CrossFire MB.But if you want SLI and don't want to mess with the drive thing than wait for the Nvidia chipsets.
agreed, my Ultra runs fine on the 790FX chipset, although if i did buy a card atm it would be 3870X2 - I have a PCIe Xfire board so it would only make sense, nVidia are releasing a AM2+ chipset soon that supports SLi, I think I am swaying towards that if the GX2 is any good so I can run 2 of em
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post #18 of 22
I heard the Nvidia 790i is coming soon and it's SLI but I think it's DDR3
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post #19 of 22
The Barcelona B3 stepping with cache bug fix was just announced today, so the fixed phenoms would be on deck soon. It would be a waste to buy a phenom now when a new stepping is soon to be released.
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post #20 of 22
Wait for B3 stepping or it'll suck (There's a cache glitch and stuff in the current ones)
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