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Help on selecting right mobo

By P4PC ยท 7 replies
Jan 27, 2012
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  1. Hi, i'm debating which is better and if it will run my current cpu.

    http://www.amazon.com/MSI-G41M4-F-2...rboard/dp/B002ML56J0/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top price is 55$ with free shipping


    http://www.amazon.com/MSI-G31TM-P21...5Y/ref=sr_1_20?ie=UTF8&qid=1327714244&sr=8-20 is 49$ with shipping cost of 6 dollars more.

    My question is will G41 support E5200? I know G31 does but not so sure about G41. I'm upgrading my xfx mobo to e6500 cpu and buying a mobo to use e5200 with.

    I know there are better cpus and mobo but this is my plan. thank you for reading.
  2. P4PC

    P4PC TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 47

    Anyone ????????
  3. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    If you need to know if your processor is supported, get the model number of the motherboard, and find it on the manufacturers website, and check the CPU support list. If its listed, then it will be supported.
  4. P4PC

    P4PC TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 47

    How will I know the model number if I haven't purchased any of them? lol I'm asking if a intel E5200 CPU will work with G41 above is link MOBO. lol
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,417   +3,434

  6. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    The model number is in the description. This is how we would find the answer to your question, just so you are aware of the process involved -- its certainly something you can do yourself once you know how to do it.

    e.g. Your first motherboard: MSI G41M4-F Intel Core 2 Quad/Socket 775/Intel G41/FSB 1333/2DDR2-800/Intel GMA4500/GbE/7.1-CH Micro ATX Motherboard

    Google MSI G41M4-F which returns this result: http://www.google.co.uk/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=MSI+G41M4-F You want the manufacturers website for the motherboard, searching Google will give you the exact webpage for the model number you are searching.

    First item in the returned first result, is the motherboard on the manufacturers website and its page for this model: http://www.msi.com/product/mb/G41M4-F.html

    Head to the Support hyperlink > CPU Support, and check in there for your processor name. For clarity, this is the list.

    This is the process we all use to answer your question. You can do this with every single motherboard on sale.

    Motherboard manufacturers also test memory for compatibility. It is also worth ensuring the RAM you have is compatible with the motherboard if you are going to get performance RAM. Generic RAM doesn't matter so much, but it will give you an indication of the RAM type (e.g. DDR2/3) and the speed they support (e.g. 800/1066/1333/1600MHz) so you can ensure the RAM you get will work. The RAM compatibility list is found in Support > Test Report > RAM. Direct link here(opens as PDF).
  7. P4PC

    P4PC TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 47

    Oh my bad. I thought you were like those type of people to say "google it" it ends up defeating my reason for asking for help. But you were instead showing me to find it by myself which way better thank you so much!
  8. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    No problem at all. To be fair I could have been more descriptive in my first reply, and it would have saved confusion in the first place. :haha:

    By all means ask if you want to confirm it though -- that's what this forum is for. I just thought you'd appreciate an insight into the methods we use when responding to users enquiries like yours. :)

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