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Need a better mobo for my processor, ideas?

By N8T1308
Jun 28, 2009
  1. I have an AMD Phenom X4 9150e processor with a cheap Foxconn board (part of a pre-built computer from best buy). I just bought a new Sapphire ATI Radeon 4870 1gb DDR5 and have installed it onto the Foxconn bored no sweat. But the Foxconn bored only has one PCI Express Slot X16 1.0 and I really want a board with a PCI Express Slot X16 2.0 so that I can use all the bandwidth of my new video card (because I can only use half with a 1.0 slot).

    Can someone recommend an awesome board for my processor cause not using all of my video cards potential is killing me lol....

    Thanks guys you have always been a great help in the past:)
     
  2. N8T1308

    N8T1308 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 60

    Hey any help someone could give me would be greatly appreciated.....this is the first time Techspot hasnt got back to me almost right away....going on five days now....
     
  3. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,129

  4. N8T1308

    N8T1308 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 60

    So im using the full potential of my video card right now even though its a x16 2.0 card in a x16 1.0 slot? im not overclocking or crossfiring in the future by the way:)
     
  5. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,129

    dont worry about using all of my video cards potential, your doing that right now.
     
  6. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,110   +45

    Well, I'll give you my thoughts. I'm new on Techspot and only worked with computers the past year, but have learned A LOT just jumping into the IT field. So this means I have no school education. ;)

    *Please keep in mind that I am only considering compatibility with your processor socket type.

    From NewEgg.com
    ASUS M4A79 Deluxe AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard $178.99
    ASUS M4A79 Deluxe AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard $124.99
    ECS IC780M-A AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard $59.99
     
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