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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by AlienIsGOD, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. AlienIsGOD

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    you need to take a screen shot or make a wishlist that public
     
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    Links not good bro.
     
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    is that better guys? if u can see it now, this is gonna be for my G/F. Am gonna buy a video card after when i can afford it. She just needs something for the internet and some Warcraft in the future (i dont wanna give her lappy back lolz).
     
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    If you want to go cheap well hell why not? But for $5 more you could get the athlon II x2 250 and it has a higher clock rate, I think 3.0, maybe I m wrong. check it out.
     
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    I was gonna do a slight o/c on the dual core (my budget is 150 max and im at 148) and i was also going with the oem version as i have a cooler thats better than stock.
     
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    I want you to hear me out. Your girlfriend will "love you long time" for giving her the most flexible chipset/cpu combo on the planet. With HD4200 onboard, it trumps the 8100 IGP. The SB710 chipset will unlock the 45nm Athlon x2 5000+ to a Phenom FX-5000 Quad with L3 enabled. Mobo still takes DDR2, has HDMI, and runs hybrid crossfire (for future upgrades). This is a no-brainer for you. Trust me, I would not steer you wrong. Below is my CPU-Z screen shot of my unlocked 45nm X2 5000+. PM me if you have any questions.

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    Hey Buck thanx for the quick response. Ima still go w/ Athlon II x2, but I will buy that mobo as i prefer ATI (cause of my familiarity with them). It is a nicer board for the few extra $$$.
     
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    I agree 110% with BUCK on the motherboard choice.

    Kei
     
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    does that mobo have the sideport memory by chance?
     
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    amazing deal MSI 785GTM does it need a bios update or the one it comes with is good to unlock Athlon x2 5000+ to a Phenom FX-5000 Quad(how good of a chance for stable cores)
    there any other MB brands that will do the same? like GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H ?
    other cpu's as well?
     
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    Well I placed my order now i just gotta wait for it to get to my house lol. And im glad I came on here 1st before i bought the other mobo i was going to go with originally
     
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    No, it does not.

    There is an excellent chance for unlocking(similar to P II x2 550) and receiving stable cores(YMMV). Unlocking should work on any SB750 or SB710 chipsets that support ACC and have the proper Bios updates.
     
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    I'm thinking I may do that lol.
     

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