Which mother board would you suggest

this is the processor on my dell motherboard.

i am keeping my processor but i want to upgrade my motherboard .

could you please suggest a decent motherboard as i have had a really bad time with this dell shite

my socket is a 775 i think

Processor Intel® Pentium® D CPU 3.20GHz, 3191 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)

the processor is a dualcore.

regards

steve

You’ll need a new PSU most likely
Do you want integrated graphics or do you have a video card, if so what slot does it use?
//Danne

Also, are you interested in overclocking or upgrading the CPU in the future?

[QUOTE=DiiZzY;1924479]You’ll need a new PSU most likely
Do you want integrated graphics or do you have a video card, if so what slot does it use?
//Danne[/QUOTE]

hi thanks for your reply

i have a 600w psu

my graphic is a geforce 7600 or 7900 not sure which 1 it is but the cards fine for me i do not play games ect

[QUOTE=adict2jane;1924528]Also, are you interested in overclocking or upgrading the CPU in the future?[/QUOTE]

i would probly upgrade again in about 2 years time

Hi i suggest P35 or X38 chipset motherboards for example Asus P5K familly or Asus P5E i have one and its nice OC mob. You can upgrade in the future your CPU to new Penryn familly processors.

[QUOTE=didineedthis;1924408]
i am keeping my processor but i want to upgrade my motherboard .

could you please suggest a decent motherboard as i have had a really bad time with this dell shite
[/QUOTE]
Make sure that the Dell case is compatible with standard ATX
motherboards. I don’t know if they still do it, but I can remember
a time when Dell used non-standard hardware.

[QUOTE=skelton;1924632]Make sure that the Dell case is compatible with standard ATX
motherboards. I don’t know if they still do it, but I can remember
a time when Dell used non-standard hardware.[/QUOTE]

My brother has a Dell - a new one, at that. It still uses proprietary tray-mount motherboards which don’t line up at all with the mounting holes on a standard ATX motherboard. Plus, the motherboard is riveted, not just screwed, onto the motherboard tray.

[QUOTE=skelton;1924632]Make sure that the Dell case is compatible with standard ATX
motherboards. I don’t know if they still do it, but I can remember
a time when Dell used non-standard hardware.[/QUOTE]

hi ,

thanks for your reply.

the case is not an issue as i am buying a new case

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/99442

i just want a decent motherboard to house my cpu Processor Intel® Pentium® D CPU 3.20GHz, 3192 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)

regards

steve

I’d say
http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.aspx?sku=329288
http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.aspx?sku=335661
http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.aspx?sku=334477
Depends on what you want to spend, the MSI board is very good and feature rich but keep in mind that it doesnt support 1333Mhz FSB. Good integrated sound and very good LAN-chip.
http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=proddesc&prod_no=1122&maincat_no=1&cat2_no=170&cat3_no=
//Danne

after considering my options i decided not to just up date my motherboard and case but to update the processor aswell. it would be stupid of me not to upgrade now while i have an empty case.

the motherboard i chose was ASUS P5W DH Deluxe

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/113951/show_product_reviews

and also the processor

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping (2.4GHz 1066MHz) Socket 775 L2 8MB Cache …

http://www.ebuyer.com/store/Components/cat/Processors-Intel

i also ordered a

Arctic Cooling AC-FRZ-7P Freezer 7 Pro Socket 775 Processor Cooler

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/105994

what do you think?

regards

steve

I think you should consider Intel P35 chipset motherboard http://www.ebuyer.com/product/129126 , which application’s are you using that you need Quad 4 Cores? If you using your PC for games and internet or movies, 2 cores are enough you can buy C2Duo if you like http://www.ebuyer.com/product/130484 and overclock it to >3.5GHz or wait for new Penryn 2 cores processors. For cooling i recommend Scythe Ninja or Scythe Infinity coolers http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185038. But it’s your money.

[QUOTE=RJL65;1924706]My brother has a Dell - a new one, at that. It still uses proprietary tray-mount motherboards which don’t line up at all with the mounting holes on a standard ATX motherboard. Plus, the motherboard is riveted, not just screwed, onto the motherboard tray.[/QUOTE]Not only that the power header is probably not going to work. You will need to figure out the wiring and other possible problems.

[QUOTE=didineedthis;1924942]after considering my options i decided not to just up date my motherboard and case but to update the processor aswell. it would be stupid of me not to upgrade now while i have an empty case.

the motherboard i chose was ASUS P5W DH Deluxe

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/113951/show_product_reviews

and also the processor

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping (2.4GHz 1066MHz) Socket 775 L2 8MB Cache …

http://www.ebuyer.com/store/Components/cat/Processors-Intel[/QUOTE]

An OK choice, but the Intel 975P chipset, being at least two years old, is growing a bit long on the tooth. Its FSB is officially limited to FSB1066 (266MHz actual), which means that it cannot officially support the upcoming Penryn-core processors (which will be available only in the FSB1333 versions, at least initially). And with that motherboard, you’re paying a bit too much for a motherboard with such a dated chipset.

It also doesnt support 1333 FSB which honest is quite bad for such an expensive board… oh well…
Just as RJ45 said
//Danne