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post #1 of 11
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I have recently bought a setup on ebay, AMD 9750 and ECS A740GM-M. I am curious what people would sya about this and maybe add some pointers on the buildup. I have an old compaq case and a 530 watt PSU waiting.
post #2 of 11
Yeah that's a decent setup. One thing though: that MOBO might limit your CPU performance...it's only got 2000mhz total (1000 x 2) HyperTransport, while your Phenom has 3600mhz max. In any case, I would recommend maybe upgrading ur CPU to a 9850BE and ur MOBO to a 790GX /FX chipset; I'm afraid at the very least that particular MOBO won't be very "future protected", if not a hindrance to your system's overall performance already
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Well I don't need to go to the black edition, though I was looking at it. I think in a few months I will get a mobo that lets this cpu open up. But for now this is my trial run with quad core. I have a dual cpu xeon @ 2.8 but it has issues. Server mobo with windows xp. Keeps acting up, intterupts it's own glan and locks up.
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the 9750 is actually a decent quad for not being a black edition, i have heard some people getting some decent overclocks up to 3GHz on it, so u should be fine with that processor, especially once u get a new mobo
    
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I would suggest getting a 790gx or 790fx mobo with the sb750. The ACC feature was the only way I could get stable at 3.0
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gunsmoney View Post
the 9750 is actually a decent quad for not being a black edition, i have heard some people getting some decent overclocks up to 3GHz on it, so u should be fine with that processor, especially once u get a new mobo
but with that am2 mobo not being an am2+ board will limit the htt on the phenoms. also with no option to change the north bridge frequency option in that mobo will limit the oc of the cpu.
post #7 of 11
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As I said this is my first dip into quad core, I am going with this setup because I can **** it up to badly. Give a month or 2 after christmas and then I will buy a better motherboard.
post #8 of 11
even though this is your frist set up i still reccomed a different mobo. perferably an am2+ mobo.
post #9 of 11
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Well in a few months that will be what I will get, right now I am having issues getting everything. I ordered a heatsink that should work since it's only 95 tdp and still need memory and then 2 hard drives. Am looking at 80 gig for the os drive and 250 gb for media.
post #10 of 11
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People keep telling me to get a 9850 and I think it's stupid, it's just a slightly overclocked 9750. Plus the fact the 9750 is only 95 tdp at 2.4 and the 9850 is 125 at 2.5. Thats 30 tdp at .1 ghz and hence not worth the "black edtition" status where people think it is better to overclock. The 9750 easily reachs 3.0 with just modding the multiplier.
Edited by Maelthras - 12/25/08 at 3:00pm
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