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post #1 of 11
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Hello everybody,

Today I've got a simple guestion about mobo.You can see at my system information my current mobo, it has a AMD 740 G Chipset 1333+mhz ddr3 RAM.

And my todays guestion is that is there any point of upgrading the motherboard?Does the mobo somehow affect the CPU / GPU or something else?

For example if i buy a new mobo, can it run games even smoother / better?

Thanks for all answers. smile.gif
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post #2 of 11
A mobo will give you more features (USB3.0, SATA3, etc.). It usually doesn't mean more performance unless you overclock. I personally would go for an 890FX chipset as they overclock the best / support the latest features. I bought an MSI 890FX-G70. It has USB3 and SATA3 as well as 4 PCI-E 2.0 slots for future GPU upgrades.
post #3 of 11
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what about that HyperTransport thingy , explain me what it Xactly means?
*I just found this http://arvutikeskus.ee/est/TOOTEKATALOOG/ARVUTIKOMPONENDID-Emaplaadid-Socket-AM3-emaplaadid/ASUS-AM3-AMD880G-VGA-DDR3-TURBOV-UATX-M4A88T-M-11704

whats your opinion about that?
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post #4 of 11
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I also got GTX 460 and phenom 3,2 L3 cache 6MB - aren't they affected by my current mobo at all?I mean can they work with full power when they need to?
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post #5 of 11
Hypertransport is the data path between the CPU and the rest of the PC (memory, PCI-E slots, etc.). The faster it is the better. That board has PCI-E 2.0 so your card should work at full power. Your board only looks like PCI-E 1.0 or 1.1. That may warrant an upgrade, but as far as the rest of the board, I don't think you'd see much of an improvement.
Edited by TheSchlaf - 2/22/11 at 7:45am
post #6 of 11
When it comes to raw speed, you should be fine. I would advise, though, that you upgrade it in the future if you plan on getting a better CPU or OCing your current one. That motherboard only has a 3+1 phase design, meaning it's gonna have problems delivering power to CPUs with a TDP of 95W or higher. If you OC, you'll probably pass that stage fast.
    
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post #7 of 11
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Okay as long as I wont OC my CPU I dont have to upgrade my MoBo, right.
I heard that GTX cards have some kinda processor built in it(look @ scr):
Dwm_2011-02-22_19-00-52-36.bmp
So do this kind of cards help CPU or`?
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post #8 of 11
No.. It wont, but if you have a 790 or an 890 or you want to wait for the NEW 990 AM3+ board that would help because you could double or triple crossfire.
    
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post #9 of 11
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So overall my current motherboard can work perfectly with my GPU and CPU.
I definitely need to upgrade my fan system.Because I got only one 80mm spinning way to fast here in order to cool the system down.tongue.gif
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post #10 of 11
80 mm fans are noisy.... I would upgrade and mod to 120 fans or get a Storm Scout..
    
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