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Friend needs an AM2 board.. since its an OEM computer.. and you know it.. no overclocking.

He's got plans that he can get a hold of a GPU and PSU, no problems there, just need a board that can support a nasty single core overclock [insert lulz here what he's really trying to attempt]

Despite the fact I keep telling him its gonna bottleneck, atleast he'll try to outrun the bottleneck with a little overclock and if it doesn't cut it, he'll get an X2 or Phenom.

If I find that specific board, I'll post pics of his "rig" lol.
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Originally Posted by SpammisT View Post
Friend needs an AM2 board.. since its an OEM computer.. and you know it.. no overclocking.

He's got plans that he can get a hold of a GPU and PSU, no problems there, just need a board that can support a nasty single core overclock [insert lulz here what he's really trying to attempt]

Despite the fact I keep telling him its gonna bottleneck, atleast he'll try to outrun the bottleneck with a little overclock and if it doesn't cut it, he'll get an X2 or Phenom.

If I find that specific board, I'll post pics of his "rig" lol.
you could look at the ASROCK N68C-S UCC its only $42 on newegg, supports AM2 and AM3 and also supports both DDR2 and DDR3 so can upgrade to AM3 if needed and use DDR3

here the cpu support list for that motherboard

Asrock CPU support list

look right at the bottom for single core

Motherboard Overview - Asrock N68-S
Edited by Adam23 - 1/5/11 at 2:04am
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post #3 of 10
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Dude this is [f'ing] perfect.
I don't know about when he wants to upgrade to a Phenom though, he's really tight on money.
Question, if you go Phenom AM3 socket, do you require DDR3 or can you stay between an AM3 and DDR2? Sorry if I'm asking this really newbish question, reason is that I'm Intel based
Thanks




EDIT, NVM. I checked your specs, you've got DDR2 and 965


EDIT AGAIN Thanks Diabolical LOL.
Edited by SpammisT - 1/5/11 at 2:09am
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^Socket AM3 motherboards require strictly DDR3.

Socket AM2+ motherboards require DDR2, but can run an AM3 CPU.
Edited by Diabolical999 - 1/5/11 at 2:10am
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Originally Posted by SpammisT View Post
Dude this is [f'ing] perfect.
I don't know about when he wants to upgrade to a Phenom though, he's really tight on money.
Question, if you go Phenom AM3 socket, do you require DDR3 or can you stay between an AM3 and DDR2? Sorry if I'm asking this really newbish question, reason is that I'm Intel based
Thanks
im sure its works like this, that board can only use DDR2 with an AM2 but with an AM3 you can use either, i use a Phenom II on my DDR2 motherboard so that board should use either, although DDR3 is getting cheaper and cheaper, may as well look at some when upgrading CPU
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^Socket AM3 requires strictly DDR3.
but its not a Socket AM3 its an AM2+

haha you had a quick edit, nm
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Alright to clear up the confusion, he's got a Sempron 3200+[?] if I recall, frequency of 1.8 (currently now for some reason, but used to be 2.0 GHz?)

I think that should really make this fuss a bit easier to figure out lol. Anyways thanks for the info.
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Alright to clear up the confusion, he's got a Sempron 3200+[?] if I recall, frequency of 1.8 (currently now for some reason, but used to be 2.0 GHz?)

I think that should really make this fuss a bit easier to figure out lol. Anyways thanks for the info.
wow bottleneck, strangled to death more like lol

Edit: just a thought but may be worth a gander on ebay even for just a cheap AMD Athlon X2, i see them in the uk go for like $25-$30 i appreciate he got no money but if can scrape together just even that much i bet you can pick up at least say a 4800 which is a 2.5GHz dual core or even if only a 3800 thats still a 2.0GHz dual core
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M4a77d is a am2 am2+ am3 mobo that runs on ddr2 1200 max ram.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...618&Tpk=m4a77d
a M3n78-EM is am2 am+2 with a gpu .(it's harder to find this board)

that sampron is no 939 soket?
Edited by Rustynails - 1/5/11 at 4:04am
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trouble is, a tight budget and an $80 motherboard compared to the asrock at $42
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