Motherboard upgrade...or not?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by daz2712, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. daz2712

    daz2712 Member

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    ATI Radeon 4850 512mb
    Can anyone give me a bit of advice?

    I'm currently running with the following spec:

    Intel E6400 Core2Duo
    2GB DDR2 PC-4300 memory
    7800GTX graphics card

    Now I have a cheapo Asus P5VD2 motherboard in my machine but I've been offered a Gigabyte P35T-DQ6 motherboard by a mate.

    Link for Asus:

    Link for Gigabyte:

    Basically what I wanted to know is if I swap over to the Gigabyte would I notice any real difference in everyday use?
    My machine is quite fast now and plays most games etc. but I wouldn't wanna spend around £50-60 on a motherboard if I'm not really gonna notice a difference.

    What benefits would I get with the Gigabyte rather than sticking with my current motherboard?

    Thanks in advance if anyone can give me some tips.
  2. RandyB

    RandyB Banned

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    HIS HD4870/Samsung2343BWX
    What benefits? I can't count that high. Just buy the gigabyte and enjoy it (assuming its in working order)! That Asus board is very old.
  3. Doubledarkhorse

    Doubledarkhorse Master Guru

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    HIS 4850 Crossfire 684/1080
    If I'm not mistaken, the DQ6 boards are their higher end boards. And the P35 chipset is the choice for enthusiasts on a budget. They overclock VERY well. Actually both of my roommates own that very board.

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