Any DDR2 MB that can unlock Phenom 550 BE?

aserate

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Is there any great (cheap) ddr2-supporting-mobo that can successfully unlock the phenom 550 BE?
Can't seem to fit in ddr3 mem in my budget since it's kinda tight.

South bridge should be atleast SB710.
Better if the north bridge is atleast 780.
 

jedimasterben

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Sure, the Gigabyte GA-MA785G-UD3H. It's one that I'll be getting eventually (my wife just doesn't understand how "necessary" upgrading is!!).

Here's the link on Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128395&Tpk=ga-ma785g-ud3h

It's got a lot of nice features to it; maybe not as nice as the Asus EVO board, but it sports DDR2. Plus, the PCIe slots have two slots in between instead of just one, which would make a big difference if you had two cards, although the second PCIe is only 4x. But if you're only using it for a RAID card, or for an nVidia card for PhysX like me, then it'll be fine.
 

jedimasterben

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Sure, the Gigabyte GA-MA785G-UD3H. It's one that I'll be getting eventually (my wife just doesn't understand how "necessary" upgrading is!!).

Here's the link on Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128395&Tpk=ga-ma785g-ud3h

It's got a lot of nice features to it; maybe not as nice as the Asus EVO board, but it sports DDR2. Plus, the PCIe slots have two slots in between instead of just one, which would make a big difference if you had two cards, although the second PCIe is only 4x. But if you're only using it for a RAID card, or for an nVidia card for PhysX like me, then it'll be fine.
 

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