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    Thinking about buying a new motherboard

    I've had this motherboard for about 4 plus years, I wonder if it is behind performance wise I do alot of video editing I haven't been keeping up on the new technologies or anything could anyone point me in the right direction?
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    I remember that your current motherboard was one of the better ones on the market. Unless you're going to upgrade to new chip/memory etc it might not be worth the 1% gain.

    Your best bet might be to change the configuration... i.e. try using SATA2 (i think it supports it) and in RAID 0 mode. upgrade to 2GB of faster memory to overclock a little bit. Maybe a stronger PSU like 500W would add some stability too.

    Hopefully this is good info good luck.

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    like cash said I'd upgrade to 2 gigs of ram. You could even get an added boost by going with a raptor hard drive. I had that board and it is a rock solid board.



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    I wonder if it is behind performance wise
    Its behind but not as much as one would think....

    I have that board with This CPU , 2gig ram (Crucial Ballistix), WD Raptor and Nvidia 6800 Ultra. Thing is still dam fast..... I have no need for anything faster, maybe in a few more years ?

    If you want to upgrade a bit try one of These dual cores and some more ram.

    If you want to upgrade all the way ( MB, CPU, DDRll ram, PCIe GFX ) go the Intel Core 2 Duo route.

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    If you want to upgrade all the way ( MB, CPU, DDRll ram, PCIe GFX ) go the Intel Core 2 Duo route
    I agree, even the base E6320 is blazing! I'm still saving for it

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    Thanks alot I think I bought a sata hard drive and will buy some memory
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