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  • #11
    Originally posted by disturbedsaint View Post
    MSI seems to have some of the better 785g boards it seems.
    From all benchmarks i've seen they use the least amount of power as well.

    Dont know about the drivers, dont have a 785g mainboard.

    You can always add a discrete card, power consumption of the IGP/northbridge is actually lower than most non-IGP northbridges.

    Dont know what u are planning on doing, but AM3 on an IGP board only adds a little FPS in games because of the limited amount of sideport memory.
    If you dont do any gaming or only low res/low detail gaming DDR2 is just fine.
    But, DDR2 RAM is expensive in comparison now. So, I'm trying to decide whether to keep my 2GB and also there is that DDR2 RAM 1066 MHz support issue with only 1 DIMM per channel supported. That's the speed I have.

    I was wondering about the AHCI issue with the newer AMD boards, too. Is there any update on that as I can't find any more info on it and I haven't found much either (nothing specific or to answer my questions). I think there is something related to the SATA burst rate being poor?

    Thanks for your reply, however!

    I'm looking at a MSI 785G board anyway, though but it would be nice to find some info on the AHCI issue explained and figure out which RAM type I should go with (which really makes a difference in which boards one can consider).

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    • #12
      I'm about to build a budget system around this igp; I'll be getting the Asus board m4a785td-v evo , amd ii x2 250 with 4gb of ocz ddr3 1600. Hope the chip works as well as your review seems to indicate.

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      • #13
        ECS A785GM M Black

        Hi, I currently have an ECS GF8100VM-M5 NVIDIA nForce720a AM2 motherboard, I was wondering what is the best possible AM2 CPU I can put on this motherboard, it is currently using an AMD Phenom 9500 AM2 CPU.

        I can find an AMD Phenom II 940 Black Edition AM2 CPU which looks pretty good, its clocked at 3ghz however I wanted to firstly make sure its compatible with my motherboard, and secondly is it the best possible upgrade for this socket type.

        How considerable would be the performance increase?

        Im using Hyper X DDR2 1066, ATI HD4870.


        Benchmark estimates would be good

        Thanks ocuk

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        • #14
          Originally posted by Duhorigh73 View Post
          Hi, I currently have an ECS GF8100VM-M5 NVIDIA nForce720a AM2 motherboard, I was wondering what is the best possible AM2 CPU I can put on this motherboard, it is currently using an AMD Phenom 9500 AM2 CPU.

          I can find an AMD Phenom II 940 Black Edition AM2 CPU which looks pretty good, its clocked at 3ghz however I wanted to firstly make sure its compatible with my motherboard, and secondly is it the best possible upgrade for this socket type.

          How considerable would be the performance increase?

          Im using Hyper X DDR2 1066, ATI HD4870.


          Benchmark estimates would be good

          Thanks ocuk
          http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Sup...uID=69&LanID=9

          Make sure the TDP of the CPU is <= 95W

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