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    Advice on upgrading motherboard and chip

    ok im currently running on a AMD 2500 and a Asus a7..... (cant remember the rest of the nubers, but u know the one I mean)

    I wanna get a new AMD Athlon 64 3000 and a Asus K8VSE Deluxe (Socket 754) Motherboard (MB-037-AS

    thing is will my old ram ( ddr 400 pc3200) and hard drive work in this new mother board


    here are the stats on the mother board

    This motherboard is a perfect merge of the latest AMD Athlon 64 processor with the 64 architecture and Via's K8T800 chipset to juice up your system. Enjoy fast performance with Scalable HyperTransport, ASUS Wi-Fi slot, AGP 8x graphics interface, S/PDIF digital audio, IEEE 1394, Dual SATA RAID, and other advanced features.

    - AMD Athlon 64 official support
    - VIA K8T800 Chipset
    - Hyper Transport
    - Dual SATA RAID
    - AI NET
    - 1 x AGP8x, 5 x PCI
    - 6 Channel Audio with S/PDIF Out
    - 3COM Gigabit LAN
    - 2 x IEEE1394 Firewire ports
    - 8 x USB2.0 Ports
    - Asus Wi-Fi Slot

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    if ur goin for athlon 64 think of getting a skt 939 because u can use dual channel ram in it and get an nforce chipset first of all...if u do go skt 939 u may try gettin an sli board for future use

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate89
    if ur goin for athlon 64 think of getting a skt 939 because u can use dual channel ram in it and get an nforce chipset first of all...if u do go skt 939 u may try gettin an sli board for future use
    I cant go 939 because ive just brought a geforce 6800 le for 180 quid and its agp x8 and the 939 boards are pci express

    does ATA slot mean that my normal IDE drive will fit in then? and my ram?

    made a mistake getting graphics card first! have still got time to send it back and swap for pci express

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    For Socket 754, I kinda like the Epox 8KDA3+ http://www.epox.org/cms/index.php?op...d=20&Itemid=41

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    System3: EPoX 8KDA3+, 1Gb RAM, 4x1Tb - Raid5, CoolerMaster CM Stacker, FreeNAS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenalaar
    For Socket 754, I kinda like the Epox 8KDA3+ http://www.epox.org/cms/index.php?op...d=20&Itemid=41

    Johan-Kr

    Thants nice but im a asus man myself and like to stick with em

    will someone answer my question tho!

    can I use my ram and old ide hard drive in new board

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    yes u can use both they will work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate89
    yes u can use both they will work
    Ditto!
    Nates right on it with the Asus and the 939 socket.



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