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Hey.
I have an AMD Athon 64 5600+ duo core chip in this mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138138
The problem is that there is some type of current/voltage incompatibility w/ the GPU I want to run on it. Right now it has a puny little X1550 in it. I tried to put an HD3870 in it, but the onboard graphics is apparently taking enough current away from the PCI-E slot to cause the graphics driver to crash, and yes, the integrated graphics have been disabled in BIOS. Which mobo should I get if I want to run that 3870? Thanks. Oh, BTW, I want to spend as little $$ as possible. This is a BUDGET machine.
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I need to find one of these too...
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Anybody have a suggestion?
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One of your cheapest options would be:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186188

This stays in the same NB family, nothing newer, since that chip is only 2000 HT AM2 anyway. Only issue is it still has on board graphics, which you probably dont need., but hard to get around unless you get a 770, but I couldn't find those with DDR2.

If you want a slight step up from this for about $4 more (free shipping though), I would recommend an ASRock, as they have great budget boards:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157186

Only issue is i've never heard of any fans of the L series NB chipsets, but they are considered "budget" lines.

You never gave a price point, or current necessities except the CPU. I assumed DDR2 was needed based on the board you provided too.

Good luck!
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DDR2 - Yes.
Other points - I want to be able to run my 3870 with no problems.
Price Point - As I said; cheapest possible.
I don't think any mini/micro mobos were ever made w/o onboard graphics. The issue will be finding one that will be compatible with what I'm trying to do...
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