Motherboard & CPU New

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Bman, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    I am getting a Satillite Card and well some of you might know my second PCI-E slot is dead on my motherboard. So I am upgrading (i want to anyways)

    I have a Asus M2N32-SLI DELUXE right now, is this one better or equal to it. Is it just the Wireless that is missing?

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?sku=A455-2340


    and this is the deal that I think I am going with... if motherboard is ok...

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3520085&CatId=2621
     
  2. emeritus

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    That is actually a downgrade, I would actually get another M2N32-SLI DELUXE, or jump to one of the ASUS AMD 790 boards.
     
  3. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    How exactly is it a downgrade?

    Got a link to one of those AMD 790 boards, maybe with 3.20ghz cpu?
     
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    emeritus Beware the Monkeys!!!

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    The board you have is running the 590 chipset vs the 500. Your board has true dual 16x SLI, more SATA ports, better audio, dual Gigabit LAN, e-SATA port, more USB, more Firewire, more BIOS control for overclocking.
     
  5. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Dang, and its so much more money, why does mine have to be dead!!!
     
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    emeritus Beware the Monkeys!!!

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    Go to newegg for the same mobo, better price!!!
     
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    emeritus Beware the Monkeys!!!

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    Oh and another thing, your current board will support AM2+ CPUs, (including Phenom), the other won't.

    Cool, I stand corrected. I am going to be making the same upgrade myself. I am still using the socket 939 version of your board.
     
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  9. Bman

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    I just checked newegg for the motherboard and its 174, and tigerdirect is 248 but newegg does not ship to canada.
     
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  11. Bman

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    I was thinking that, but I don't really have anyone out there. And I don't think anyone would want to do it (as in people I know online).
     
  12. emeritus

    emeritus Beware the Monkeys!!!

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    Gotcha. Well, I hope I helped you out with whats what...
     
  13. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    So I searched around on ebay and other places and I just ordered the

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+

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    Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition

    &

    AzureWave AD-SE200 Twinhan 1028 Satellite HDTV PCI Card


    for a total of $366

    Awesome!!!

    Now since this is the same exact motherboard as I have in my system right now, im only putting in a new cpu and changing PCI-E slots for my videocard. What problems will I run into? Are there any, do I need to reinstall everything.
     
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  14. emeritus

    emeritus Beware the Monkeys!!!

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    Everything should just plug and go. You will have to probably reinstall the graphics and chipset drivers, but you should not have to do a full reinstall of windows.

    Congrats, on finding the good deals!!!
     
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  15. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Go to NCIX.com
     
  16. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    thanks shamus but I just said I already got everything, but I will check that out for next time.

    But when I am installing new motherboard and cpu, should I uninstall the drivers for my videocard and anything else that I moving around?
     
  17. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Since you are changing the vid card slot I would remove the drivers, reboot then go into device manager and remove the display. Shut down and do your change.
     
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    Doesn't work. Your immigration dept intercepts all tech items and you would have to pay a hefty import duty before they would give it to you. I have a buddy in Nova Scotia and they nailed him for import duty even when I was sending him old used stuff. :(
     
  19. Bman

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    Does changing the position of the SATA cables for the hard drive make a difference, I believe I have ran into problems with that before.
     
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    Sometimes it can rearrange your drive letters, but it should keep them as they are. I just did a major system upgrade, and drives kept their drive letters with exception of the optical drives.