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 Post subject: Best LGA775 replacement option?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:59 am 
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I know. . .old hardware. . .BUT I built this system in 2007 from a "budget build" article in Maximum PC . . .long story short, a graphics card upgrade here, more RAM there, recent SSD install, Win7 clean install. . .the machine still rocks for what I do!

Past few months been getting "hard drive not found" error. . .seems to only happen when I move the PC! Tried different cables, different HD's, disconnected everything but the HD, etc. . .still intermittent. . .sometimes it boots, sometimes it doesn't so I'm figuring the motherboard is the next item to replace.

I'd like to find a relatively inexpensive ($60?) LGA775 motherboard that I can plug my current Intel E6400 2.13G into along with my current 4GB of DDR2 Ram, Nvidia graphics board, etc. to just get back to where I was. Been working mostly from my i7 Laptop with external monitor and keyboard and suprisingly enough, it's not as bad as I thought but still would rather be working on my desktop. . it's speedier than the laptop plus I can have all my other drives, etc. ,etc.

The current Mboard is an MSI P965 Platinum. . . any recommendations on a similar or better antique motherboard that I can drop in with minimal other complications?

Thanks in advance! :P


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 Post subject: Re: Best LGA775 replacement option?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:27 am 
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ebay has several of those motherboards for sale.


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 Post subject: Re: Best LGA775 replacement option?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:44 am 
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You can also try your luck on Amazon.


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 Post subject: Re: Best LGA775 replacement option?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:49 am 
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Thanks for the quick reply! I might not have been completely clear in my original post. . .I'm looking to get a motherboard that is compatible with that proc but might be considered an "upgrade" with possibly DDR3 RAM, USB 3.0 (I can dream, right) but still support my "old" E6400?

Thanks again!


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 Post subject: Re: Best LGA775 replacement option?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:51 am 
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You can't do those upgrades unfortunately. Well, natively. You can add-in USB 3.0 support with an expansion card.


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 Post subject: Re: Best LGA775 replacement option?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:55 am 
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So there aren't any LGA775 Mboards that support DDR3? Not that I need it. . .just figured RAM is so cheap now and my current MSI P965 doesn't recognize more than 3GB and change of RAM. . .I put in 4GB but it won't see it all. . . :roll:

Thanks again! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Best LGA775 replacement option?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:08 am 
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RAM type depends on the chipset, so no, there's no way of getting DDR3 support.


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 Post subject: Re: Best LGA775 replacement option?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:48 am 
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your operating system uses the ram that you can't "see", so it is not going to waste. here are some new 775 boards, but changing motherboards will likely require reinstalling the OS. http://www.geeks.com/products.asp?cat=MBB


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 Post subject: Re: Best LGA775 replacement option?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:18 pm 
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Awesome! Thanks for the recommendations. . .that's what I was looking for. . .and no problem on reinstalling the OS. . .gotta love a clean machine!

I however wasn't aware that the OS still uses the 4GB or RAM even though it's not appearing in the POST. . .I was going to flash the bios to see if the latest update would solve the RAM issue. . but it was turning into a real hassle . . .I think I also have a somewhat faster Core2 Duo proc sitting around here somewhere. . . E8600 3.? . . .should work with an updated LGA775 Mboard. . .I'll do some research just to be sure. . .really just wondered if anyone knew of any end-of-the-run 775's that would be considered an upgrade to my aging P965.

Thanks again and I'll check out the link!


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 Post subject: Re: Best LGA775 replacement option?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:57 pm 
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no you need a 64 bit operating system to see more than about 3.5gig. the motherboard will also limit the amount of ram that can be installed. the biostar in the link can take quadcores so will use your other cpu. looked again and the biostar board isnt listed any more, did you buy it?


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 Post subject: Re: Best LGA775 replacement option?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:32 pm 
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Hey RedRanger! Thanks for keeping an eye on this thread. . . nope. . .didn't see the Biostar. . . would've snagged it otherwise. . .

I'm going to go digging to confirm exactly what my other Proc . . .makes sense to at least match an Mboard to my most powerful proc. . .

I'll find out and get back to you asap for your recommendation(s). . .thanks again for staying in touch!

PS If it takes 64 bit to see more than 4GB then I can load the 64 bit OS from the same install DVD I believe. . .I know I'm running the 64 bit version on my i7 laptop but believe that I only loaded the 32 bit version on the old desktop. . .


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 Post subject: Will E8500 work in the Intel DG33FBC Mboard?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:20 pm 
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Okay. . .my mistake. . it's an Intel E8500. The markings on the top of the proc are:

Intel 06 E8500
Core 2 Duo
SLB9K MALAY
3.16 GHZ/6M/1333/06

So it only has 2 cores. . .but it has 3 times the cache of my E6400 (2M) and it's quite a bit faster. I'm looking at the Intel DG33FB motherboard as a replacement.

The E8500 has 1333MHz FSB. . . the DG33FBC specs under processors says:
For specification updates concerning the Intel processor that may apply to this desktop
board, refer to the following:

Intel ® Core™2 Quad processor in an LGA775 socket with a 1066 MHz system bus

Intel ® Core™2 Duo processor in an LGA775 socket with a 1066 or 800 MHz system bus

Will the 1333 FSB on the E8500 work in the motherboard since it says it only supports processors up to 1066 FSB?

Thanks again!


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 Post subject: Re: Best LGA775 replacement option?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:54 pm 
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it will not, but here is one that will https://www.serversupply.com/products/part_search/pid_find.asp?pid=192936&


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 Post subject: Got the DG33BUC off of Ebay for $18 (plus shipping) THANKS!
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:06 am 
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Cool! Thanks for the link. . .I did a bit of searching and found one on Ebay for $18 (pulled from "a working system". . .14 day return if it's doa) so I grabbed it.

Thanks again for all of your help and I'll let you know how it works out when I get the time to swap it out probably in a few weeks.


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 Post subject: Re: Best LGA775 replacement option?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:36 am 
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Here are 3 MBs that meet your needs. Were it me I would go with the Gigabyte board and a 2 x2 or 2 x4Gb arrangement of DDR3 assuming you have a 32 or 64bit OS respectively.


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 Post subject: Re: Best LGA775 replacement option?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:02 am 
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Thanks for looking and. For your suggestions! I probably would've gone with the Gigabyte . . But I already bought that other board off of EBay. If it doesn't work right ill go with your suggestion and upgrade to DDR3 RAM. Any disadvantage to going with the 64 bit install e.g. App incompatibility, etc? I currently have 4gb ram but its not all seen with my current 32bit win7 os.

Thanks again! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Best LGA775 replacement option?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:26 pm 
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Wow I am having nearly the exact same problem with my MSI P45 Platinum... :/


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 Post subject: Re: Best LGA775 replacement option?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:54 am 
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Hmmmm. . .really. . .the same problem of "hard drive not found"? I did everything I can think of and can't remember exactly what is was that I did last before it finally was able to "see" a hard drive and boot. Then everything was normal again until I moved the computer which is what caused it the last time.

I just got the "new" motherboard yesterday and hopefully have some time to connect it see if it boots up . . .

Like someone said though, I'm probably gonna have to reload Windows. . . oh well. . at least I'll be able to see immediately if it detects a hard drive!


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