Motherboard suggestion for AMD X2 250

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  1. emmarbee

    emmarbee New Member

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    Hi guys,
    I'm looking out to buy a budget PC. I've chosen the X2 250 processor. I need a good motherboard for this. Preferrably under 4K.

    It seems there's a 785G chipset mobo from Biostar at 3.5K(Price Lynix-india). Is it good? or shall I look for some other board? Any help would be much appreciated!

    Does AM2+ motherboards support my processor?
    In the supported CPU list of mobo if the Athlon X2 processor is included, but the socket is not AM3 - what does that mean? Does that mean there are X2 processors out there with AM2+ socket?

    Anyway here's some of the shortlisted Models
    Biostar A785GE Rs. 3240
    Biostar TA785GE 128M Rs. 4156
    Asus M4A78-EM Rs. 4725
     
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    Try looking for Gigabyte based boards. They have better build quality AFAIK. Biostar boards are pretty good too.
     
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    X2 250 is AM3 right? AM3 is backward compatible with the AM2+ socket, but AM2+ CPU is not compatible with AM3 socket.
     
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    check out Biostar A785GE reviews , vfm/performance wise it looks pretty good..
     
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    Biostar 785g with 128mb sideport memory is the one u should go for....retails for 4.1k.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions guys. But isn't there any other solution from gigabyte or asus at the same price range(4K)?

    @Techalomaniac - thanks for the info. SO I guess I can buy the AM2+ socket boards too.
     
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    saqib_khan I M A *STAR*

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    ^^^ No, AM2+ socket doesn't support AM3 proccy's. You understood it wrong. And yes, go for Biostar A785GE. Its really a good motherboard.
     
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    ^Really? I thought they do. I mean u need a BIOS flash, but they do support the AM3 CPU...

    Here you go...
    Source

    @ emmarbee Biostar boards are good, but please look for Gigabyte 785 boards too. You can buy the Biostar ones as they are pretty good.
     
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    desiibond Bond, Desi Bond!

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    dude. it's the other way around.

    AM3 processor can fit in AM2+ and AM3 sockets.
    AM2+ processor cannot fit in AM3 socket

    There are many who are using AM3 processors in AM2+ boards.

    Check this link for my AM2+ motherboard processor support list. http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/CPUSupport_Model.aspx?ProductID=2995#anchor_os
    it support all AM3 processors.

    now, check this AM3 785G board: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/CPUSupport_Model.aspx?ProductID=3156#anchor_os

    it only supports AM3 processors.

    moreover, Biostar A785GE is AM2+ board that also supports AM3 and takes DDR2 RAM. I would pick MSI's entry level AM3 board over this as AM3+DDR3 does give performance boost for AM3 processors.
     
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    The best IGP MoBo at the moment is the 785G. Go for it. That’s the best VFM.
     
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    ^785G is a chipset and not a mobo.
     
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