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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by CapNBD, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. CapNBD New Member

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    I just got my power supply replaced but now the motherboard is dead. What would be a good one to purchase to replace/upgrade this motherboard:
    -Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard (Purchased 3/26/09)

    It needs to be compatible with:
    -Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor BX80570E8500
    -Sapphire 100251SR Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    -2x G.Skill 4GB (2x2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL6D-4GBNQ (Purchased 3/26/09)[8GB Total]
    ..etc...

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated..thanks!

    Computer specs:
    -CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply-NZXT LEXA-NP Black/Silver Aluminum (Purchased 4/18/11)
    -Construction Plastic Front Panel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (Purchased 7/24/06)
    -Sapphire 100251SR Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (Purchased 3/26/09)
    -Xigmatek HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler I5 775 AMD Compatible (Purchased 3/26/09)
    -Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor BX80570E8500 (Purchased 3/26/09)
    -2x Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (Purchased 3/26/09)[640GBx2]
    -2x G.Skill 4GB (2x2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL6D-4GBNQ (Purchased 3/26/09)[8GB Total]
    -Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit for System Builders- OEM (Purchased 4/7/09)

    Not sure if these 2 are still in the case or not:
    Zalman VF900 - CU LED 2 Ball VGA Cooling Fan/Heatsink (Purchased 7/24/06)
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card (Purchased 7/24/06)

    Also: DVD drive, floppy drive, couple fans, temp display on case
  2. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Choices are very limited since it's an old socket now. The major etailers don't even sell P45 boards any more. You'll have to look around the used market for a good motherboard that suits your needs.
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    My bad, didn't realise it's an x2 card and not two 4870's in crossfire mode =/
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    I don't want to reduce my memory..so which one should I get? My current motherboard is available for around $150 used but I'd rather not get a used motherboard. What other model could I get that would be compatible? (under $200...)
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    mostly for socket 775 its kinda cheap now below 150$ :)
    dont pay attention so much on pciex 2.0 coz it would work well on previous pciex slot, but if you could find the 2.0 version it would be better
    this is the list, i got it in indonesian, forgot the language just take alook the list :D for lga 775
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    ebay still has some nice MBs left. Abit looks to be the one carrying a few good bit around
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    Why not RMA your board. P45-UD3P is one best overclocking boards you can buy.
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