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dvautour

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Hi everyone!

Just wondering if you guys can check this built for compatibility? I checked this but I have a cold and my head is all stuffy and I feel like I'm missing something.

It's going into an existing case with DVDROM(IDE) , PSU and hard drive(SATA). It's replacing a shorted out board (yes I've already changed the PSU so this one doesn't short too).

It needs onboard sound, LAN and video.


AMD Phenom II X4 840 Processor - Quad Core, 2MB L2 Cache, 3.2GHz, Socket AM3, Fan, Retail

MSI GF615M-P31 GeForce 7025 AM3 Motherboard - Micro ATX, Socket AM3, nForce630a Chipset, DDR3-1333MHz, SATA 3.0 Gb/s, RAID, GeForce 7025, Fast Ethernet LAN

Kingston KHX1333C9D3B1/4G Desktop Memory Module - 4GB, PC3-10600, DDR3-1333MHz, 240-pin DIMM, 9-9-9-27 CAS Latency, 1.5V, Non-ECC, Unbuffered


Am I good to go? Thanks in advance!
 
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That mother board is based on an old chipset, I would look for a bare minimum of a 7xx series chipset. Although 9xx would be better due to it's upgrade path to bulldozer. Like Adrian said make sure when picking out ram look for 2x2gb instead of 1x4gb stick.

eagleblueline

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Well, the answer to your question is, yes it should work. Although if you have the money you could get an i3 or i5 processor. Also, in about a month the Bulldozer chipset from AMD is being released, if you'd like to wait for that.

If you could, fill out the sticky about asking for build advice so we can better help you out.
 

zooted

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That mother board is based on an old chipset, I would look for a bare minimum of a 7xx series chipset. Although 9xx would be better due to it's upgrade path to bulldozer. Like Adrian said make sure when picking out ram look for 2x2gb instead of 1x4gb stick.
 
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