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Very Low Budget Upgrade Need Help !!

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by nta3392, Jun 21, 2008.

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ vs Intel Pentium E2180

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  1. AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Brisbane 2.5GHz

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  2. Intel Pentium E2180 Allendale 2.0GHz

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  1. flyin15sec

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    Theres nothing wrong with motherboards that have onboard video, for the most part they will work just fine. In my experience most do not have alot of overclocking features in the BIOS.

    ***Edit***At this point I think you should consider the 9600GSO aka 8800GS, instead of the 8800GT, that way you can opt for a much better motherboard, whether it is AMD or Intel.
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    First I thank to all posts:)

    I've delayed once again to tomorrow the purchase of this upgrade! i'll first get the mobo, cpu and ram, and from there buy a video card later. I've attached the bios manual for that biostar mobo(50$), it seems like a really good deal, so can anyone please :eek: chekc out page 30, where you find the overclocking options and tell me if it is good enought for a decent overclock or a definite no-no

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    Short answer no. The board I mentioned lets you change cpu voltage , dram voltage and all the other basics. A proper board would cost a bit more.
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    You can change bus frequency and cpu voltage. This will allow you to overclock some. There will come a point in which your FSB is too high for your processor and will need voltage to the NB to keep it stable. When that comes, you will have reached your max overclock.

    Also there is no option for changing the voltage on your memory module. The OCZ that you plan on getting is default at 1.9v-2.1v. If your board defaults to 1.8v only and cannot increase it, then you may encounter problems keeping your system stable. If that happens you may have to run the memory at a slower speed.
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    With the s775 intel E2xxx there is a VERY NICE upgrade path in 12-18 months. Just buy a Q6xxx for $50 off ebay.
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    :eek:, I cant make any descisions, it seems i'll wait another day to order!! i've looked those mobos you guys gave me, but idk! i really want to stay in the 50s$ or less for the mobo
    What about this open box P35
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138075R

    Is I/o shield/ or any of the other accesories important? where woudl i find one i/o for this mobo?

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