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Is this a good old LGA775 Motherboard?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Jackmtech, Sep 9, 2019.

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  1. Jackmtech

    Jackmtech Thread Starter

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    Hello fellow techies,

    Today I would like to know if this motherboard is good for old games,
    ASUS P5E Deluxe
    Link: https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P5E_Deluxe/
    And also another note: I will be getting this motherboard and a GPU (i don't remeber what it was) for free from a friend as he did not need it anymore.
    I will be installing a old Pentium Dual-Core 1.80GHz and 2 gigs of ddr2 RAM.
    The OS will be Windows XP.
    Is the MB any good?
     
  2. SeanLaurence

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    It appears that you have low standards, so yes the motherboard will be fine, assuming it is not otherwise broken. It looks like it was made in 2008.
    Of greater concern is your use of Windows XP. As XP is well out of support, it is recomended that you don't connect it to the internet.

    May I suggest installing a lightweight Linux distro instead?
     
  3. lunarlander

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    motherboards don't matter much. it's the cpu and OS that counts. how old is old? since you are talking about XP, i assume you are talking about games made circa 2002-2005.
     
  4. Jackmtech

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    I want to actually install 7 on it but it would freeze on the setup for some reason. I may go with Vista though or Linux with Wine installed.
     
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    That thing will take just about any Socket 775 CPU, You can pick up a Core2 duo E8600 3.3Ghz on ebay cheap ($10) or a Quadcore Q9650 ($40). Should take windows 7, may need 4GB of memory, 2 GB DDR2 memory sticks cheap also. As you can see in my signature I am running 2 socket 775 with modified Xeons boards also.
     
  7. Couriant

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    Define old games. Are you talking about DOS games?
     
  8. Johnny b

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    Putting old free hardware together as a project can be fun.

    But from a practical standpoint, if you have to spend money doing it, a better option for usefulness is a refurbed computer like this for $105 from Newegg.
    With Win7 Pro, you can add XP mode.

    https://www.newegg.com/p/1VK-0003-05JM5?Item=9SIAHRS7ZG7192


    I own that model.
    And it's also a great candidate for a free Win 10 upgrade or clean install.
    Which I did.
     
  9. Jackmtech

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    No, more like XP games
     
  10. lynx1021

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    I have a windows 95 pinball game that still runs on windows 7, Originally it ran from a CD and then would not in XP. I found some info about copying it to the hard drive and it has worked ever since through Win 98, XP and now 7. It was my wife's favorite game, that is why I kept it going.
     
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