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Originally Posted by rectified;11869746 
I may be wrong here but doesnt the Bad Axe only support 1066Mhz FSB? as the E8400 is 1333 or something? I'm only using their site as a reference:
http://processormatch.intel.com/COMPDB/SearchResult.aspx?Boardname=d975xbx

and thanks for the heads up Johnny Guitar... great help.

Regards,

Daniel

Damn, you are correct. I didn't realize how bad that mobo is. biggrin.gif

Then if I were you, I'd consider getting a new mobo. If you are looking to stay in the 775 socket then you could probably buy a very high end one secondhand for ~$100.

Since you are already upgrading the mobo and CPU, you might as well upgrade the memory too and get an i3. If you wait until next Sunday Sandy Bridge will be released, along with new i3s around the $100-$150 price range.

I know this is more money than you probably intended on spending, however your upgrade options are very limited on that board and you are probably better off just upgrading platforms. rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by Airolden;11869834 
Damn, you are correct. I didn't realize how bad that mobo is. biggrin.gif

Then if I were you, I'd consider getting a new mobo. If you are looking to stay in the 775 socket then you could probably buy a very high end one secondhand for ~$100.

Since you are already upgrading the mobo and CPU, you might as well upgrade the memory too and get an i3. If you wait until next Sunday Sandy Bridge will be released, along with new i3s around the $100-$150 price range.

I know this is more money than you probably intended on spending, however your upgrade options are very limited on that board and you are probably better off just upgrading platforms. rolleyes.gif

UGH lol right! Well, again thanks for the help im learning good stuff here. This is what I was fearing if im honest. I was probably due a new 'overhaul' as it were anyway.

So, I've research the Sandy Bridge and they seem a great jump up in architecture and performance. Nothing would happen immediately so I'd be happy to wait the week or 2 especially if they are around £100-150 (I'm in England) I'd be happy to pay a little extra for an i5 too. Of course, plus the MOBO and memory on top rolleyes.gif

Thanks for every bodies help think that pretty much raps it up - my PC sucks lol

Definately a returning and active user of this site now!

Regards,

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Originally Posted by rectified;11880789 
UGH lol right! Well, again thanks for the help im learning good stuff here. This is what I was fearing if im honest. I was probably due a new 'overhaul' as it were anyway.

So, I've research the Sandy Bridge and they seem a great jump up in architecture and performance. Nothing would happen immediately so I'd be happy to wait the week or 2 especially if they are around £100-150 (I'm in England) I'd be happy to pay a little extra for an i5 too. Of course, plus the MOBO and memory on top rolleyes.gif

Thanks for every bodies help think that pretty much raps it up - my PC sucks lol

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Regards,

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Good luck with whatever you happen to choose. biggrin.gif
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