AMD Phenom X4 940 Black Edition and Gigabyte GA-MA78LM-S2H

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AMD Phenom X4 940 Black Edition and Gigabyte GA-MA78LM-S2H

Post by deleted » Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:46 pm

I was looking for an upgrade from my current P.O.S ECS motherboard and old E2220 processor and I came across this combination:

940 Black Edition: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product

Gigabyte Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813128408


I want a quad for my games because every new game seems more and more processor dependent and I always fall behind with my E2220.

I have all the other things besides an OS (I'll have to reformat with this new mobo for XP 64-bit, but I'll probably get Windows 7 later).

This upgrade look niceee? I have 2GB of 667mhz DDR2, am I able to overclock it to fit the motherboards minimum requirement of 800mhz ram? Or should I buy new ram too?


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Re: AMD Phenom X4 940 Black Edition and Gigabyte GA-MA78LM-S2H

Post by skier » Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:57 pm

your ram will work fine, just have to make sure in BIOS it isnt set to 800MHz(dont set it to 800MHz if you can help it, the only thing i overclock is CPU and thats for a reason, most parts dont handle overclocking for long amounts of time, stay close to spec if possible on the RAM) i can't argue against Gigabyte boards, they are priced well and offer good features, i currently have two right now(and one is an upgrade from another gigabyte board i sold to go 890GX) and couldn't be happier
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Re: AMD Phenom X4 940 Black Edition and Gigabyte GA-MA78LM-S

Post by Athlonite » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:25 am

Don't buy that POS mobo it's not particularly good for OCing go for an 780 or 790 based mobo
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