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I'm upgrading my rig. Thought about going to a 9850 BE and an Asus 780a deluxe. I would be mostly gaming, surfing, and running benchies. Do you guys think it would be a decent upgrade from my existing rig?
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Getting a new motherboard already won't be that cost efficent, also quad won't help for games much yet. If your indire need of a quad then phenom your board now, new motherboard when its nessary later.
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Yea, I was thinking the same thing.
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i dont think that the 780 supports the 9850
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The 780a does.
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I have the combo that you want

phenom 9850 and the ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe

Good

The mobo looks and layout is great easy to work with . With the E gate you turn the computer on and 5sec later you are surfing the internet.


BAD

THEY DON’T have yet a good bios that REALLY support the phenom 9850 BE.

The last bios 0702 say that support the phenom 9850, but it doesn’t.

OK let me explain

With the old bios 0602 (this do not support the 9850 according to asus)

1. You have all the OC features and they will work with the phenom 9850( you most likely will hit 2.8 -2.9 but will see a lot of BSOD with the error “ a secondary clock……” this normally is referring to a problem with the bios. ( but is playable)

With the NEW Bios

1. MUST of the OC options for the CPU in the BIOS are set TO AUTO and to ONLY to AUTO. This = your cpu will run stock all the time.

2. Most of the time that you turn your computer on it will go into a loop of off and on until the computer decide to be stable.


Until now until the release of the NEW bios 08XX this mobo and the 9850 are useless.(For NOW)
Edited by scmpj - 5/12/08 at 10:26am
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The new Crosshair II Formula with three x16 PCI Express slots is a top end board





http://www.asus.com/news_show.aspx?id=10671

http://rog.asus.com/product/product_..._features.aspx
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My pick for a Phenom 9850 board is the DFI LanParty DK 790FX
or the MSI K9A2 Platinum
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Originally Posted by kenny1064 View Post
I'm upgrading my rig. Thought about going to a 9850 BE and an Asus 780a deluxe. I would be mostly gaming, surfing, and running benchies. Do you guys think it would be a decent upgrade from my existing rig?
Kenny, what's wrong with your current setup? A 6400+ at 3.52Ghz is quite an impressive overclock. Are you sure you want to switch? Save your money and wait for the quads and chipsets to mature.

Good luck
Edited by thlnk3r - 5/12/08 at 10:47am
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I'd still avoid the M3N-HT Deluxe from Asus if you have the 9850. I've had it a month and already I'm looking at changing boards. The BIOS is in need of a serious overhaul. If you don't plan on any OC and I assume you are planning to (Otherwise why be in this forum.) it's great and stable with the latest BIOS. Overclocking is seriosly limited with the 9850 so far in my experience. I'm starting to think I may need to change the RAM I have to better OC my system.
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