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post #1 of 10
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Alright, it's like this: The motherboard I have now is a Gigabyte. Its not a bad board overall, but I think I got screwed on mine, has multiple problems, that I've decided couldn't be caused by anything else I have. Frequent restarts, common game crashing, things of that nature.

So, instead of buying another of the same board, I want to get another one entirely. I don't need any SLI or X-Fire, just a board that can run all the things I have: AM2 Socket, PCI-E 16x (don't care if there's one or two slots) And I'd prefer it to be a Asus. Willing to go up to $130. Thanks

tl:dr I need an Asus board that can run what my current board can.
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post #2 of 10
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...S&promoid=1001

thats a good one. It can handle everything you have now, and can also take native AM2+ which is good if you decide to get a tri or quad core in the future. Its got 4 Dimm slots which is nice to have, and its Asus all the way!
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post #3 of 10
Why do you just RMA it?
The process is painless.
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post #4 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xerasyte View Post
but I think I got screwed on mine, has multiple problems, that I've decided couldn't be caused by anything else I have. Frequent restarts, common game crashing, things of that nature.
Xerasyte, how did you come to this conclusion? Did you run a diagnostic on each component? Crazcookye is right. You would save a lot of money if you just RMA'ed the board. If you need more details on Gigabytes RMA process then go here: http://rma.gigabyte-usa.com/DirectRMA/EndUser_Main.asp

Good luck
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post #5 of 10
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I've RMAed it already, it had a corrupted BIOS which they fixed, and sent it back on its way. Granted, as pointed out, I haven't tested everything individually, but I have used all of these parts in other computers and haven't had any problems. That doesn't rule out anything, but it makes me think that its the mobo (which I've only used in this computer) that's causing all the problems.

And aside from this, my step-dad is paying for it in a kind of "I told you so" gesture, he's never been fond of Gigabyte, and I might as well take the chance to just get another mobo and be done. If you have any suggestions as how to figure out specifically what it is, then feel free to tell me. Sorry I took so long on the reply, been busy.
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post #6 of 10
this may be kinda sneaky, but rma the gigabyte, test it, if it works fine then sell it. might help pay for a new 8800 or something
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post #7 of 10
asus m2n32 sli is nice i have one NIB that i dont need
    
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post #8 of 10
If you can spend another $10 then you should get this.

There is also an open box one for $120 on newegg. Its a very good motherboard - very stable and will overclock well
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i Vote for the DFI
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post #10 of 10
yeah well he already has an nvidia card, so if he wants to sli (in the future), he needs an nforce board... Not to mention that I had issues with amd chipsets and nvidia gfx and vice versa...
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