[SOLVED] ASUS P5G41T-M LX3 motherboard

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I have ASUS P5G41T-M LX3 motherboard and i want to upgrade it what is the best processor i can buy for it , what is the best RAM i can buy for it and what is the best graphics card i can buy for it . I have a Cooler Master 650W PSU if that matters. And i already have 2gb of ddr3 ram , core 2 duo e4500 2.2 GHz and a GeForce 8600 GT Magic graphics card . Please help .
 

COLGeek

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Compatible CPUs can be found here: https://www.asus.com/supportonly/P5G41T-M%20LX3/HelpDesk_CPU/

The Core 2 Quads are the most capable CPUs for that motherboard, but can be hard to find. Also, by today's standards, they are lacking in performance.

The maximum amount of supported memory is 8GB. For best performance, two matching, compatible 4GB memory sticks should be used.

Recommended (tested) memory on the QVL can be found here:

https://www.asus.com/supportonly/P5G41T-M%20LX3/HelpDesk_QVL/

The GPU "best" is based on your budget.

Honestly, you would be better off saving your money and spending it on a MUCH more modern system.
 
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well yeah i know but i dont have that much money to build a new one so i wanted to upgrade this one so i wanted to buy a 8gb of ram memory plus the 2 i have that will give 10 gb of ram is it possible? also i can choose from ASUS DUAL-GTX1050-O2G-V2 , ASUS PH-RX550-4G-M7 , Sapphire AMD PCX PULSE Radeon RX 550 2GB GDDR5 DVI/HDMI/DP DX12 OC graphics cards which should i pick?
 

COLGeek

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From what I saw in the manual for the motherboard, it only supports 4GB memory sticks. Getting an 8GB stick to work is unlikely. Also, mixing memory sticks can cause all sorts of problems.

I think you are more likely to get the GTX 1050 to work, rather the RX 550 models. The RX 550 usually needs a UEFI based system to work.
 
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so i will get these things : Processor - Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33 GHz ; RAM memory -2X DIMM 4GB DDR3 1866Mhz Kingston CL10 HyperX Fury Blue ; and for the graphics card i can choose from : Sapphire AMD PCX R7 250 2GB ; ASUS R7240-OC-4GD3-L AMD Radeon R7240 ; MSI PCX GeForce GT730 2GB DDR3 OC HDMI/DVI/VGA ; Gigabyte PCX GeForce GT730 2GB DDR5 HDMI/DVI . Which one of these is the best to buy and will the build be good ? PS - i know i already asked for a GPU but these ones are more affordable to me .
 

COLGeek

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Go with one of the GT730. The DDR5 will be the faster of the two of them.

The memory will very likely not run at the rated speed, but could work at a lower speed instead. Do you have the exact, full model number of that memory?
 

COLGeek

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The speed is less important than the way the actual memory is configured on the memory sticks. High density, single-sided, dual-sided, etc. If compatible, the system can downclock the memory to an acceptable speed.

I am trying to determine if the memory you want to buy will actually work with this older motherboard.

 
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And which one is better the Gigabyte PCX GeForce GT730 2GB DDR5 HDMI/DVI or ASUS RX550-2G, AMD Radeon, RX550, PCIe 3.0 x16, 2048 MB, GDDR5, 128-bit . Final GPU comparing .
 
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The RAM memory is like this : DIMM 4GB DDR3 1866Mhz Kingston CL10 HyperX Fury Blue

SPECIFICATIONS
CL(IDD) 10 cycles
Row Cycle Time (tRCmin) 44.75ns (min.)
Refresh to Active/Refresh 260ns (min.)
Command Time (tRFCmin)
Row Active Time (tRASmin) 32.125ns (min.)
Maximum Operating Power TBD W*
UL Rating 94 V - 0
Operating Temperature 0o
C to 85o C
Storage Temperature -55o
C to +100o C
*Power will vary depending on the SDRAM used.
FEATURES
• JEDEC standard 1.5V (1.425V ~1.575V) Power Supply
• VDDQ = 1.5V (1.425V ~ 1.575V)
• 933MHz fCK for 1866Mb/sec/pin
• 8 independent internal bank
• Programmable CAS Latency: 13, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6
• Programmable Additive Latency: 0, CL - 2, or CL - 1 clock
• 8-bit pre-fetch
• Burst Length: 8 (Interleave without any limit, sequential with
starting address “000” only), 4 with tCCD = 4 which does not
allow seamless read or write [either on the fly using A12 or
MRS]
• Bi-directional Differential Data Strobe
• Internal(self) calibration : Internal self calibration through ZQ
pin (RZQ : 240 ohm ± 1%)
• On Die Termination using ODT pin
• Average Refresh Period 7.8us at lower than TCASE 85°C,
3.9us at 85°C < TCASE < 95°C
• Asynchronous Reset
• PCB : Height 1.180” (30.00mm), single sided component
 
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With this one : DIMM 4GB DDR3 1600Mhz Kingston CL11

4GB Module - DDR3 1600MHz
HTS: 8473.30.1140, ECCN: EAR99
Specs: DDR3, 1600MHz, Non-ECC, CL11, 1.5V, Unbuffered, DIMM

Suitable for Dual and Quad channels motherboards
*can be combined as Single, Dual and Quad channel
 

COLGeek

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Since you haven't provided the actual model number of the two choices, I can't make a recommendation. What website are you using to look for memory?
 

COLGeek

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Okay. This is getting difficult.

When you go into the shops, explain that you are using an old motherboard that is using a G41 chipset. You can't use the most current DDR3 memory in that old system.

The technicians should be able to advise you on their products.
 
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ok the RAM is my least problem i can buy it whenever i want so i will get a Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33 GHz LGA775 4M/1333 MHz and a Gigabyte PCX GeForce GT730 2GB DDR5 HDMI/DVI will the processor and GPU work properly on the motherboard?
 

COLGeek

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Yes, the CPU and GPU should work together just fine.

Regarding the memory, maybe. Without the actual model information, there is no way to know. Try it and return/exchange if it doesn't work. Or, take your PC with you and have the technicians install and check it.
 

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