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Choice of memory and motherboard... a bit stuck...

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by minstreless, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. minstreless

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    Alrite, I've found myself a gfx card now, but now I've got this issue to deal with...

    I need to find a suitable motherboard and memory, but I am unsure which one.

    I've got these parts covered already:

    - Corsair TX 650W
    - HIS Radeon HD 4870 512MB
    - Antec 300
    - AMD Phenom II X3 720

    Now, I've got these questions:

    1: I've so far chosen Asus M3A78-T as my primary motherboard choice and OCZ Gold XTC 4096 MB DDR2 PC6400 as memory. But... will those items be compatible with the above mentioned items, perhaps? The motherboard says AM2+ while 720 is compatible for only AM3... Does that mean that I cannot choose 720 for my current motherboard or must I switch to another motherboard? Also, IF it the 720 is compatibe with the M3A78-T, must I flash the motherboard BIOS, or..?

    2: Does the M3A78-T include any annoying and loud mini-fans, or?

    3: Which memory should I choose between OCZ Gold XTC 4096 MB DDR2 PC6400 and Kingston ValueRAM DDR2-800 4096 MB (2 x 2048)..? I'd guess the OCZ one, yes? Or should I go for another alternative, perhaps? I will not go for DD3 for now, so I'll stick to a DD2.

    I am planning to run WinXP x64.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. minstreless

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    No one who got some suggestions on this one, huh?

    I've found out that the Asus M3A78-T needs to be flashed, so then that motherboard is excluded from my list. Which motherboard and memory should I then go for? Any suggestions?
     

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