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Old 14-12-09, 05:32 PM
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Motherboard bottle necking?

Forgive my ignorance as i am a motherboard n00b.

About a year ago i upgraded my System from a 7600gt (or somthing) to a 4870 1Gb and my CPU to a Athlon 64 X2 6400+ (from a single core AMD, not sure)

I was just wondering whether my motherboard is bottlenecking my system.

If so can a suggestions for a new one be given (if a new one would be beneficial i would want room for expansion in the future i.e quad core, crossfire)

Budget is £100 but hoping not to have to go that high.I am willing to spend more for better value.

As i have no idea what specs are needed for an analysis so i gotem all off the box:

Gigabyte S-Series

nVIDIA GeForce 6100 / nForce 430

AM2 / ATX . PCI- E*16 / 2 PCI-E*1

4 DDR2 Dual-CH/HD Audio/1394 GbE LAN/4 SATA 3Gb/s/10 USB 2.0

P.S.

I am also looking for new RAM (also a n00b), want 4Gb any good offers around, or wait for jan sales? The stuff i have atm is a quite a few years old now. Was considering:http://www.ebuyer.com/product/133709 or http://www.ebuyer.com/product/166785 otr should i be considering DDR3 with new mb?

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Old 22-12-09, 08:18 PM
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no ideas?? im just terrible with mobos
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Old 23-12-09, 11:06 AM
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From my experience mother boards dont tend to be the cause of a bottle neck unless overclocking

the components you have installed at the moment i would put my money on processor being the main bottle neck in your system though a good hard drive will make a big difference
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Old 25-12-09, 06:39 PM
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From my experience mother boards dont tend to be the cause of a bottle neck unless overclocking

the components you have installed at the moment i would put my money on processor being the main bottle neck in your system though a good hard drive will make a big difference
Thanks, just got a new 1.5Tb for Xmas so will look at processor for next upgrade.
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Old 25-12-09, 08:09 PM
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to be honest the biggest bottleneck there would be the cpu linked with the ram the older amd chips where quite bad compared to the 939's from personal experience when it comes to FPs in games etc
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Old 25-12-09, 10:22 PM
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The mobo is pants, get a better mobo and clock the cpu, then maybe get some pc2-9600 (1200mhz) ram that cpu is going to be doing ok with a bit of love dude.

The mobo however is a bit of a pooper
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Old 25-12-09, 10:56 PM
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cpu wont clock much nothing like the new ones or the older ones
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Old 26-12-09, 01:56 PM
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The mobo is pants, get a better mobo and clock the cpu, then maybe get some pc2-9600 (1200mhz) ram that cpu is going to be doing ok with a bit of love dude.

The mobo however is a bit of a pooper
Any suggestions for the mobo as i have no idea what to spend? Im definitely getting some new memory soon. Any specific suggestions for these? links?
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Old 26-12-09, 02:09 PM
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Asus M4A79 deluxe is a good AM2 mobo
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Old 26-12-09, 06:07 PM
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Asus M4A79 deluxe is a good AM2 mobo
Im now even considering jsut going all out with new Mobo,CPU and RAM.

Thinking...

http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-am...M4A79%20deluxe

with

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/164047

and am i right in thinking i need to buy them all at the same time as they are compatible only with each outher, also do i need DDR3 RAM in this case?
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