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Well I have 2x EK water blocks and I'd have to say they seem to be superior in every way. For starters they have a VRM kit for the full block that is detatchable so you can attatch a different VRM extention for the 8800 GTS cards. I actually have 2 EK 8800 GTS blocks and I just need a 3rd 8800 GTX block and two of the VRM extentions for the blocks and I'm good to go for 3 way SLI. I think I'll keep these three on one Destroyer and install the 460's on the other back up Destroyer mobo. IDK exactly what I'm going to do yet. I was contemplating selling the 8800 GTX cards but it all depends on how well they play my games in 3 way SLI.
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I see the egg has Mushkin Redline on sale for 179.99 for 6gb
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Hello all, I just have a few questions that I was seeking advice on.

Firstly I have an M2N32 SLI Deluxe board in my pc, along with an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ processor, and I read here that you have met with success installing newer processors.

I've recently decided that I'd like to upgrade my processor and graphics card in lieu of building a completely new PC, as I was hoping to get this rig capable of playing FF14.

And now for the questions! I had in mind spending around $200 for now and was seeking some opinions/advice on the best combination of processor and graphics card that I could purchase.

The processor I've been looking at, and I understand only takes flashing the bios to get running is an AMD Phenom X4 9850, but I am unsure if this is all it would require, or if it is indeed my best option currently.

As for graphics card, I've not yet begun looking, but I know that my GeForce 6600 won't get me too far.

Thanks for reading!
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Welcome danbala.

I would stay clear of the Phenom I cpu's.

The two cpu's below only require a bios flash to 5002.

For cpu I would say this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103846 free shipping or this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103699$6 shipping.

For gfx card this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133304

That's around $200 plus tax

Good luck

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Thanks Gyro for the suggestions! I've heard some good things about the 9800 GT, but only in passing.

Out of curiosity, why avoid the Phenom I's?

Thanks again.
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Guys Help!!!

I installed my 945.. and now it wont boot.

I already flashed to 5002, and reset to defaults on my old cpu, and all was working well.

Swapped them out, and now it only boots when I clear the CMOS by taking the battery out and moving the jumper caps.
It will boot to POST and I can enter the BIOS, but any changes I make in, like setting to default and it doesnt boot.

I managed to get it to start Windows load screen only to bleuscreen on me.

Not been able to get back to that position again...

Any thoughts on troubleshooting this?

Thanks
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Thanks Gyro for the suggestions! I've heard some good things about the 9800 GT, but only in passing.

Out of curiosity, why avoid the Phenom I's?

Thanks again.
Heat being the number one reason and probably the wattage of the cpu being the second. They are not all that in terms of price/performance.
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Guys Help!!!

I installed my 945.. and now it wont boot.

I already flashed to 5002, and reset to defaults on my old cpu, and all was working well.

Swapped them out, and now it only boots when I clear the CMOS by taking the battery out and moving the jumper caps.
It will boot to POST and I can enter the BIOS, but any changes I make in, like setting to default and it doesnt boot.

I managed to get it to start Windows load screen only to bleuscreen on me.

Not been able to get back to that position again...

Any thoughts on troubleshooting this?

Thanks
Is all your Ram being recognized in the bios ?
If it says there is only 128mb try re-flashing the bios with the this: DOWNLOAD

Let me know if it worked

@N2
I am running the bios right now with no problems but as i as i am still using
my Athlon CPU i don't know if it really works or not waiting on BETA testers

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Got a fan controller and xonar dx pci-e x1 sound card coming on tuesday,and was looking at some pics of my board to check where the sound card would go in relation to the gfx card.

And after doing a double take,I noticed a difference in the two pics I was looking at.

One has 2x pci-e x16,3x pci,1x pci-e x4.Non wifi. Early model ?

The other has 2x pci-e x16,2x pci,1x pci-e x4,1x pci-e x1.Wifi. Late model ?

Is it just the difference between the wifi/non wifi versions,or is it early vs late version?

My mb version is 1.xx A2 and has the pci-e x1 slot.I bought mine just as they stopped selling them.(Which also means my warranty is up too)

Which version/s(N2) do you guys/gals have.

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Is all your Ram being recognized in the bios ?
If it says there is only 128mb try re-flashing the bios with the this: DOWNLOAD

Let me know if it worked
It recognises all 6GB which is good.

Do you think I need to reflash 5002?

Also, I've managed to get into Windows Safe Mode. But normal booting and it bluescreens.

I've tried to run SFC /scannow, but it blue screens and never finishes, with a different error code everytime.

Is there anything I can do to avoid rebuilding windows?
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