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Hey guys, my motherboard is slowly dying and it's giving me a ton of problems. It gets stuck in bios and won't boot with 4 gigs of ram in anymore. As you all probably know, BF3 is coming out this fall and I was looking for possible upgrades. Would it be better to ditch my whole system and look to make a new build for BF or just get a new motherboard and video card? I'm not sure if my QX6700 is going to be powerful enough to keep up with some new games and I'm sure my 8800GT is outdated. If I went the upgrade path, what would be a nice mobo and GPU with a $300 budget.
post #2 of 7
You shouldn't mix ram modules. Not good for stability.

I would suggest new build for BF3. Sandy Bridge is a great platform for the price.
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Ditch your old system and buy a new one.
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Try it with 4 GB of matching DIMMs as suggested. If you can truly isolate it as a motherboard issue, then by all means, upgrade. However, don't underestimate the power of LGA775. Paired up with a current generation GPU, it'll still crank out the frames. Put that $300 into a GTX 560 Ti or a 570 if you're lucky.
    
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Ditch your old system and buy a new one.
I agree with you shakenbake158. Sell your 775 is old and far behind and buy a new sandy brigde kit or wait for the bulldozer from amd and then make the update .I espect intel to lower the price when the amd cpu apeear on market .Sorry for my bad english is not my native language .Peace
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wait until right before b3 comes out and get a new system.
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Try it with 4 GB of matching DIMMs as suggested. If you can truly isolate it as a motherboard issue, then by all means, upgrade. However, don't underestimate the power of LGA775. Paired up with a current generation GPU, it'll still crank out the frames. Put that $300 into a GTX 560 Ti or a 570 if you're lucky.
This is what my next bet would be. Although I have taken 2 gigs out and used matching DIMMS before and still had issues. My mobo has been giving me problems ever since I got it. First one was DOA, second one I had to RMA and now I'm still on the return of that one. I think it is partly due to my Tuniq Tower, as I have read about it's backplate shorting out the DS3R. Also, why is DDRII ram still so expensive, some DDRIII is cheaper!

Thanks for the suggestions guys.
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