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A piece fell off of my mobo

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  1. simaomacaco New Member

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    So i was fiddling around with my GFX card around a week ago and a little piece of the mobo came off. It looks like a voltage regulator. Anyway, all worked np. then.... playing a game and it just dies, GFX was screwed so removed and swapped in an old one. Played some more for 3-4 days and the old GFX dies too. Poor thing was so so hot to touch, i guess the piece regulator voltage in the PCIE thingy. Anyway, so now put back in the original dead GFX and its working.

    me thinks its time for a new mobo before things get really ugly.

    Any suggestions on a good replacement for a INTEL BADAXE with ATI4870 gfx?
     
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    I would suggest not using your current motherboard at all before something melts. Any P35/P45 chipset mobo should do fine.
     
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    I would never try to boot up a machine with a missing voltage regulator!! But anyways do u have a budget. U should get a high end 45nm proc like E8400 and a better board, P5Q is a badass clocker (if u oc but still a great board).
     
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    On the up side, my wife seems happy to have some free time with me now for a while.

    I would like something with 2xPCIE 2.0 x16 and another PCIE x 4 for a sound card. The result of the hardware will fit around the mobo specs really.

    I was thining now P5Q-E but my ram is 667, so that would not work right?
     
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    There's no problem running 667 on a P5Q-E as long as it's DDR2.
     
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    Hehe, rushing here as i am now freaked out to be using this thing:

    Options:

    Asus P5Q3, iP45, S 775, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1800(OC), SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX

    or

    Asus P5Q PRO, iP45, S 775, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), DDR2 1200MHz, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX


    Price difference = $10

    hmmmm?
     
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    But the P5Q3 is DDR3 so why pick that??
     
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    Me bad, i thought i ran both DDR2 and DDR3, so the winner is the ASUS P5Q pro. Thanks guys.

    shutting down before anything else cooks!
     
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    U should go back to P5q-e because u stated u want 2xPCI-E and 1xPCI-E 4x for sound card. The P5q pro only has 2xPCI-E.
     
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    Just checked but I think the card actually requires PCIEx1, as i understand it the P5Q Pro has 2xPCIE 16 and 3xPCIEx1. That would be good right?
     
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