Motherboard replacement in an m8400f hp computer

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Tazman526

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My new graphics card dosent support my mobo, I figure bc, I went through three of the same cards and it didnt work
 

Rage_3K_Moiz

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That's ok, but why SLI? SLI provides diminishing returns, and is heavily driver-dependent. Some games don't support SLI very well at all.
 

Tazman526

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well, as of now, I dont care about SLI cause im not gonna run more than one card at a time, I just want a good gaming mobo that will support it
 

Rage_3K_Moiz

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OCing = Overclocking

If you want a non-SLI board with a little overclocking headroom, then a micro-ATX board like the GA-MA74GM-S2 or the ASUS M3A76-CM is perfect for you. It also supports your CPU as well as the new Phenom II CPUs, in case you feel the need to upgrade in the future.
 

Tazman526

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Yea, I would want to overclock a little bit, but I dont want to OC the crap out of the mobo, and at times could I make it so it could or couldnt be overclocked?

BTW, I cant tell, Does it have PCI 2.0 express slots?
 

Rage_3K_Moiz

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Yep, they both do. PCI-E 2.0 is a moot point though, since PCI-E cards are backwards compatible with PCI-E 2.0 slots, and vice versa. Also, there is no advantage to using a PCI-E 2.0 slot over a regular PCI-E slot.

Both mobos will allow a light OC BTW, maybe just the amount you are thinking of.
 

Tazman526

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I think I might get one of those, the problem is choosing which one to get..., anyways thanks for the help
 

Rage_3K_Moiz

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I recommend the Gigabyte motherboard. I have usually found them to be much more trouble-free compared to ASUS mobos. Build quality is the same for both though.
 

Tazman526

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ok, thanks a ton, Ill write here if my problem is resolved but can that GB mobo run on a quad core processor cause thats what I have
 

Rage_3K_Moiz

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Looks cool, but I'd recommend the Antec Nine Hundred instead for its better cooling system and build quality.
 

Tazman526

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ha its cool, i looked at it, and one review says its length is a bit shallow and some parts of it are cheap
 

Rage_3K_Moiz

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One review is nothing to judge it by. And the vast majority of reviews on it are good, so I don't see any reason not to buy it. Antec usually makes decent products, so I'd recommend it.

And from what I can see, it's the same size as any other mid-tower case.

Still, if you want alternatives, I recommend this and this case.
 

Rage_3K_Moiz

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Not really. It's marketing, pure and simple. And AFAIK, Alienware do not sell cases. They only sell overpriced PCs.
 
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