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Well, my current system just died and Im left with harddrives, my HD5770 ( thanks god) the e2160 ( hopefully ) and 2x1gb of G.skill ddr2 ram.

I'm asking for your help because I can get my hands on a free Athlon II 240 but as it is ddr3, Ill have to buy ddr3 memory...
Even tho, I was reading that some boards with ddr2 memory can handle this chip with no problem at all.

I need to buy a power supply also, Maybe a OCZ StealthXstream 500w or 600w and i have about $60 for a cheap-but-good amd motherboard with somewhat average overclocking capabilities so they let me get my 240 a little higher to handle the HD5770 and some big video editing.

I have no Idea on what chipset is good for these purposes ( these being low/mid-end)

+rep candies for the helpers out there.
    
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post #2 of 10
just get an AM2+ or AM2+/AM3 motherboard, you can use an AM3 CPU in an AM2+ socket with DDR2 RAM


unless you want to be stuck with 2gb of RAM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138179

pretty good motherboard overall, if a little more than you want to spend


edit:
$52 with promo code (PSU)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371030

or this one for $45 after promo code
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182199
Edited by Ice98 - 6/7/10 at 8:00pm
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I ran an Athlon II X2 250 on a Biostar TA770 A2+ (a DDR2 board), with no problems at all....
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EDIT. Wrong thread
Edited by kurt1288 - 6/7/10 at 8:03pm
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post #5 of 10
The StealhXStream is a great PSU, it can defn handle it. And if you get good DDR2 ram it can defn handle the CPU.

Look for some possible good deals here http://www.newegg.com/Store/ComboDea...s-Motherboards

This maybe could be okay, it's cheap
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813138140R
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Quote:
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EDIT. Wrong post
lolwut?
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post #7 of 10
yeah just about any 7-Series Chipset AM2+ board will support AM3, out of the box or with a quick bios update.


AM3 Cpu's have built in DDR3 and DDR2 Memory controllers, thus allowing them to be backwards compatible with DDR2 Ram and the AM2+ Socket.

Also i can vouch the OCZ Stealth series is of good quality. Bought mine 10 months ago, quiet and reliable since the day i got it. My only gripes is some of the cables are short...not good for cable management.
Edited by Jman_345 - 6/7/10 at 8:05pm
    
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Originally Posted by j0z3 View Post
Well, my current system just died and Im left with harddrives, my HD5770 ( thanks god) the e2160 ( hopefully ) and 2x1gb of G.skill ddr2 ram.

I'm asking for your help because I can get my hands on a free Athlon II 240 but as it is ddr3, Ill have to buy ddr3 memory...
Even tho, I was reading that some boards with ddr2 memory can handle this chip with no problem at all.

I need to buy a power supply also, Maybe a OCZ StealthXstream 500w or 600w and i have about $60 for a cheap-but-good amd motherboard with somewhat average overclocking capabilities so they let me get my 240 a little higher to handle the HD5770 and some big video editing.

I have no Idea on what chipset is good for these purposes ( these being low/mid-end)

+rep candies for the helpers out there.
How is a processor DDR3?

I have an Athlon II 240 and I'm running it on a board that uses DDR2.

Also, my suggestion would be to sell your current CPU, then put that money to a better motherboard. I would look for something with a 770/785 chipset.
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How is a processor DDR3?

I have an Athlon II 240 and I'm running it on a board that uses DDR2.

Also, my suggestion would be to sell your current CPU, then put that money to a better motherboard. I would look for something with a 770/785 chipset.
I ment as it is AM3, the motherboards with this socket have ddr3 slots too.
It has been stated that the memory controller in this chip is backwards compatible with ddr2 too, this I knew before.
    
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Originally Posted by j0z3 View Post
I ment as it is AM3, the motherboards with this socket have ddr3 slots too.
It has been stated that the memory controller in this chip is backwards compatible with ddr2 too, this I knew before.
Oh, my bad, didn't know someone posted that.

Anyways, any board with a 770 or newer chipset will be able to OC that chip quite well.
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