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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by subhabrata, Oct 9, 2018.

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  1. subhabrata

    subhabrata Thread Starter

    Oct 9, 2018
    Hello, I have Intel core 2 quad Q8300 processor, XFX mother board N1996 ; Corsair RAM DDR 2 ;
    & XFX 9500 series graphics card ;
    Suddenly mother board malfunctioning; hence need to change it;
    but i don't want to change my processor & graphics card;
    Kindly suggest value for money product;

    Or should i change the whole thing ; pls suggest
  2. lynx1021


    Jan 7, 2014
    Very few 775 boards out there unless you buy refurbished, if you go to a different board you will have to reload your operating system and all your programs also. The ASRock G41C is about the only new one being made, some referbs. https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&Description=lga 775 motherboard ddr2&page=1&bop=And&PageSize=36&order=BESTMATCH
    XFX wasn't a big maker, they were known for their video cards. On the N1996 number some MSI boards came up. Found out N1996 is not the model number.From MSI site "N1996, which is not a model number but a designation of conformity (ACA supplier code)" What is your XFS model number?
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2018
  3. Triple6

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    Dec 26, 2002
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    I'd definitely go with a new system. A long time ago I had a Core 2 Quad overclocked heavily and with an SSD, I thought it was fast. Then I got an i5 and the difference was considerable. Now it'd make little sense to put money in a 10 year platform. You could keep the graphics card though, but new systems use different processor sockets, 2 generations newer RAM, and much more.
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