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I've recently posted about my next best upgrade and I've come to the conclusion that I need a new motherboard. One of the members suggested a DFI DK 790 FX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813136044

It looks good but in checking things out I'm getting confused on what the best chipset for use with an AMD processor.

570
690
770
780
790 F
790 FX
nForce 4
nForce 500/600/700/7000/8000

WHEW !!!!!!!! :banghead:

My specs:
Biostar TA770 A2+,Amd 5000 BE, 2 Gig GSkill ram, EVGA 9800 GTX
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Well since 790FX is the newest version for AMD chipsets then consider it is the best. But price is going to be handy. And what part of that don't you understand for chipsets. Its chipsets....
 

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Best performing, most stable Etc...
There must be a reason that there are so many different chipsets.
If they were all the same we wouldn't need em.
Everything about the board you recommended sounds awesome. I just don't understand why it would perform better than my Biostar TA770 AM2+
 
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Best performing, most stable Etc...
There must be a reason that there are so many different chipsets.
If they were all the same we wouldn't need em.
Everything about the board you recommended sounds awesome. I just don't understand why it would perform better than my Biostar TA770 AM2+
The first chipsets came out and everyone consider it is the best chipset since it is the only one. Then people start to make improvements and produce more and more.
 
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Vic-Dog.

I had that DFI DK 790FX and it whines. A whole batch of them direct from DFI had faulty inductor coils, and they squealed like pigs under load at stock speeds. I moved to Intel.

The Gigabyte 790FX boards are amazing. Get the DS5. If you don't mind the rainbow color scheme, that is.

The ASUS Deluxe WiFi-AP 790FX board rocks too.
 

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How long have you been running DFI mobos ?
 

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How long have you been running DFI mobos ?
6 Months. They rock!!!!!!!!! But the overclcoking expierence is super complicated. Over 2/3 options I haven't figured out yet so I don't recomend this to you.
 

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I'm pretty good at overclocking. I just seem to make things more complicated than they need to be because I always want to know
why something outperforms another even though the specs look
identical. Everything I've read is making me lean toward the DFI board.
 
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I'm pretty good at overclocking. I just seem to make things more complicated than they need to be because I always want to know
why something outperforms another even though the specs look
identical. Everything I've read is making me lean toward the DFI board.
OK. You want something hard?
Ok I found this in the BIOS. What does it mean RM300/PU300 Transfer Rate??? LAWL J/K
 
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Go with what spear says, just assume that the newest chipset is the best(with exception of nforce700series chipsets)
If you want more info on a specific chipset, then what you need to do is get on a review site and see what info people have found on them during tests.
 
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Heres some benchmarks on the DFI 790FX:
http://www.ninjalane.com/display.aspx?docname=lanparty-790fx-m2r&page=7
Benchmarks – Synthetic


Time for the benchmarks

The system as it was tested
DFI UT 790FX M2R AMD 7 Series Chipset
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#2
DFI UT P35 T2R Intel P35 Chipset
Core 2 Duo E6400 (2.13GHz) 2MB L2 cache 1066MHz FSB (Dual-Core)
Custom Watercooling
2x Patriot PC8500 DDR2 1066 (5-5-5-9) 1gig
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#3
Foxconn N570SM2AA nForce 570 SLI Chipset
Athlon64 3500+ 512K L2 Cache 940pin AM2
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See the DFI P35 usually beats the 790FX but thats due to the Raptor 10K RPM and Watercooled System.
 

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What section of the bios is that in? I found some real obscure
messages with pm300 regarding printers! so you got me hangin on
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What section of the bios is that in? I found some real obscure
messages with pm300 regarding printers! so you got me hangin on
that one bro
I forgot, I was messing with the bios. I think you hold alt and ctrl for 5 seconds then let go of alt but not the ctrl then click 1 and enter. If that doesn't work then I will try it later.
 
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I forgot, I was messing with the bios. I think you hold alt and ctrl for 5 seconds then let go of alt but not the ctrl then click 1 and enter. If that doesn't work then I will try it later.
Dude, it's not nice to mess with him.
 
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Vic-Dog.

I had that DFI DK 790FX and it whines. A whole batch of them direct from DFI had faulty inductor coils, and they squealed like pigs under load at stock speeds. I moved to Intel.

The Gigabyte 790FX boards are amazing. Get the DS5. If you don't mind the rainbow color scheme, that is.

The ASUS Deluxe WiFi-AP 790FX board rocks too.
Whats the AP stand for? I Think I just have the Deluxe WiFi version? Is it better?