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Old April 12, 2009, 01:40 PM
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Hey guys I'm going to have to buy myself a new motherboard in the near future because of problems with the one I currently have. Gigabyte GA-MA78G-DS3H. It's gotta be the MOBO. I'm looking to go the Gigabyte route again but I'm not too sure of the model I need or want. I currenyly have an AMD Athlon 6000+ 3.0GHZ processor and 4GB of OCZ DDR 2 800 ram. I also have 4GB of the same ram on RMA to OCZ. Are there any AM3+ boards that I can use this ram with? I would eventually like the Phenom 2 940 but I have invested too much money into cooling lately that I can't afford it yet. I also didn't think that my MOBO was gonna crap out like it's doing. I just recently purchased a new 700W OCZ GameExtreme PSU as well as a Noctua CPU cooler and all new case fans. Give me some recommendations.
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Old April 12, 2009, 02:15 PM
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AM2+ will support DDR2 AM3 will not as its moved the platform in the DDR3 route.

Gigabyte MA790GP-UD4H AMD790GX ATX AM2+/AM3 Sideport 2PCI-E Sound GBLAN HDMI CrossFireX Motherboard - DirectCanada

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Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P ATX AM3 AMD790X DDR2 CrossFireX 2PCI-E 2PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN Motherboard - DirectCanada

Are great motherboards featuring the newer SB chips and will allow for you to upgrade to a p2 940. I personally would jump on the 790X for $119 after rebates, great price for a really nice mobo.
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Old April 12, 2009, 06:31 PM
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the gigabyte 790GX is an excellent board. Id highly recommend it myself.
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