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pantz

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New Motherboard Ideas
« on: August 26, 2012, 08:27:14 pm »
Hello everyone i am looking go get a new motherboard. i currently have a GA-MA790GP-UD4H which i 4 years old,  i would like to continue with a Gigabyte MB, but not exclusive. i have a AMD quad core 965BE CPU. and 4Gigs RAM,  i would like to continue to use the CPU in the new MB, until i can afford  to get a 6 or 8 Core CPU. and increase my RAM to 8 Gigs,  any ideas on what i should be looking at, and what  would be the best cost effective MB to get,

Vezina

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Re: New Motherboard Ideas
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2012, 08:34:30 pm »
Is there something wrong with the one you have now or you just want a new path for CPU upgrades ,like getting the new Bulldozer ?!
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pantz

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Re: New Motherboard Ideas
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2012, 09:07:02 pm »
Hello again, No. the one i have now has done a fantastic job, but i feel its time to upgrade the MB. i am limited to the RAM speed of only 1200, ( i believe)
and i would like to use more RAM, and faster CPU, but i would like the path to be able to use the older CPU, until i am able to get the new CPU.

Thanks in Advance.

Vezina

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Re: New Motherboard Ideas
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2012, 09:16:19 pm »
Most probable any RAM amount you throw at this time  in the one you have will work .

Now ,to use the CPU you have and keep yourself up to date you can simply get an AM3 + motherboard based on the 9xx chipsets.
Practically something like a 9xx -UD3 (UD3 and up) should be ok ,being able to feed that CPU due to good VRM-s and allowing you to upgrade in the future to the new Bulldozers.

If you want crossfire or SLI get 990 chipset based ones , if you are ok with one video card 970A-UD3 should be good enough value wise.
« Last Edit: August 26, 2012, 09:17:00 pm by Vezina »
Over & Out !

AMD FX (APU-s included) users should install - KB2645594 & KB2646060 under Windows 7

1.ASUS Sabertooth 990FX 2.0 + FX 6300 + H60
2.MSI A88X-G41 PC Mate + A8 5600K + Hyper TX 2
3.Gigabyte F2A75-D3H + A4 5300
4.ASUS AM1M-A + Athlon 5150

pantz

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Re: New Motherboard Ideas
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2012, 09:40:04 pm »
Most probable any RAM amount you throw at this time  in the one you have will work .

Now ,to use the CPU you have and keep yourself up to date you can simply get an AM3 + motherboard based on the 9xx chipsets.
Practically something like a 9xx -UD3 (UD3 and up) should be ok ,being able to feed that CPU due to good VRM-s and allowing you to upgrade in the future to the new Bulldozers.

If you want crossfire or SLI get 990 chipset based ones , if you are ok with one video card 970A-UD3 should be good enough value wise.


I thought my MB could only take memory up to 1066 ? 

i will not be doing SLI or crossfire, but i do  also need a new Graphics card, but thats later down the road, currently on the 260 series .

and the 970A-UD3 will be able to support the FX-8140 (4.1 GHz/3.2 GHz) CPU ? if and when it comes out?



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Re: New Motherboard Ideas
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2012, 07:09:24 am »
I would highly recommend any of the GA-990FXA boards. I have a GA-990FXA UD5 and Iv OC my x6 1100t to 4.ghz with a touch of vcore increase and it runs buttery smooth. If you are looking for a CPU wait until AMD comes out with the second gen FX cpu. It is suppose to be 10 to 15 percent faster than the original. I am waiting until they work out all the bugs and issue with the FX Bulldozer.
« Last Edit: August 27, 2012, 07:10:05 am by unknown »

pantz

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Re: New Motherboard Ideas
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2012, 03:53:43 pm »
Hello again i have been looking at the reviews for the  GA-990FX UD3 board and they seem very decent for what i want, but what the difference between the UD3 and the  GA-990FXA UD5, since i wont be doing any SLI or Crossfire. yes i am also waiting for the next gen FX CPU, but until they come out i have to use my 965BE, which i believe would work with both UD3 and UD5 MB's ?

Thanks in advance.

Vezina

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Re: New Motherboard Ideas
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2012, 06:22:21 pm »
They should be good enough ,choose the one that does what you want for the money you have.More UD "stars" , more overclocking abilities ,if i am not mistaking.
The CPU support list should show you that your CPU is supported.
Over & Out !

AMD FX (APU-s included) users should install - KB2645594 & KB2646060 under Windows 7

1.ASUS Sabertooth 990FX 2.0 + FX 6300 + H60
2.MSI A88X-G41 PC Mate + A8 5600K + Hyper TX 2
3.Gigabyte F2A75-D3H + A4 5300
4.ASUS AM1M-A + Athlon 5150

unknown

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Re: New Motherboard Ideas
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2012, 08:23:16 pm »
Hello again i have been looking at the reviews for the  GA-990FX UD3 board and they seem very decent for what i want, but what the difference between the UD3 and the  GA-990FXA UD5, since i wont be doing any SLI or Crossfire. yes i am also waiting for the next gen FX CPU, but until they come out i have to use my 965BE, which i believe would work with both UD3 and UD5 MB's ?

Thanks in advance.

Basically the UD3 gives you two x16 PCI express lane, the UD5 gives you the option to scale three video cards at x16/x8/x8 max or two at 16x max. Yes a AM3 CPU will work with a AM3+ sockets including the 990FXA series boards and this how i have my setup for know. The GA-990FXA UD7 gives you quad SLI support which runs at x16/x8/x4/x4
« Last Edit: August 27, 2012, 11:11:14 pm by unknown »

pantz

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Re: New Motherboard Ideas
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2012, 11:20:25 pm »
Hello again i think i will go with the GA-990FXA-UD3 (rev. 1.1)   http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3996#sp

But at amazon it says its a rev 1.0

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-990FXA-UD3-SKT-AM3-Motherboard-Rev/dp/B00545BZOG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346104895&sr=8-1

how will i know what rev  amazon will ship ?

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Re: New Motherboard Ideas
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2012, 03:55:29 am »
You will probably have to call them. I would think revision 1.0 from what it says.

pantz

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Re: New Motherboard Ideas
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2013, 12:19:08 pm »
Hello Every one, i am not sure if i can post my question here,



I won the lottery, No i did not lol. but i did come across a few extra dollars and now i am thinking of doing a updrade on my Desktop from
Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-UD4H to Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 SKT-AM3+ Motherboard (Rev 1.0): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
Windows 7 Pro X64
Corsair 4096 MB (DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM) to
Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 (896 MB) to EVGA Nvidia GTX550Ti 1GB 192-Bit 3D Ready Graphics Card: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
Hitachi HDT721010SLA360 1T

ZALMAN CNPS 9700 LED Processor cooler to http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CWCH...=IQFXM0EJQBDEB
Corsair 750 W power supply
i would some input on what the groups thinks of this Video and Motherboard Upgrade. and some possible suggestions for an upgrade to a CPU. currently running a Phenom 2 X4 965 looking to go to a FX series CPU
Thanks in Advance.

 

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