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Help with buying a new Mobo

By MetalX ยท 4 replies
Aug 12, 2006
  1. Hi guys I am thinking of getting a 939 Athlon 64 and I want to get a mobo that supports AGP and PCI-E. So i found this:


    I was wondering if anyone knows if the PCI-E runs at X16 or slower. Any help would be appreciated.
  2. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    Well, PCI Express x16 is supposed, I guess, to run at x16 bandwidth, though in some SLI systems, the total bandwidth is x16, so each card only gets x8, but anyway... that looks like a cool board, as long as it isn't of too cheap quality. Oh yeah, that PCI-e x16 ought to run at the full x16 bandwidth, or very near it at least.
    hoping to help
  3. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,388

    Yea... well I don't really care as long as it is 8X or 16X... i would only care if it was 4X or something. Does anyone know anything about the quality of this board... I don't really want to overclock but as long as the board won't fry on me, I will be happy.
  4. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    ASRock 939Dual-SATA2 motherboard

    I'm sure the PCI-e would run at x16, or wouldn't dip below x8, anyway. You can check out the reviews for the board here http://www.newegg.com/Product/CustRatingReview.asp?Item=N82E16813157081. You can go to the item description from there. I think it is a good solid board; it should be a good investment. You can even upgrade to AM2/DDR2 later;). Maybe somewhere other than Newegg has it cheaper, I don't know.
    good luck
  5. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,388

    Ty a lot kitty. Im gonna get it.
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