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How would I find out if it is AM2 because when i go to system it says.
AMD Athlon™ 64 X@ dual core processor 3800+

When I do a system requirements lab check it says this for my CPU.

You Have: 2 processors running - AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+



And yeah I know that the XTX version is a high end card. I have one for my PC.

I paid $330 for it like a year ago almost. But if we can get that XT version you pointed out
and just oc to xtx settings, that would be pretty good.

Edited by Snippy, 01 August 2007 - 05:01 PM.

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Download CPU-z at the click below.
http://www.cpuid.com...d/cpu-z-140.zip
Run it, then it'll tell you what socket you have running.
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ahhh ok thanks its socket am2.
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Why are you replacing the motherboard, is it missing features you guys want? If so which ones are you looking for?
Can you give a link to the PSU?
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Just to add, you CAN overclock it to the XTX version and even higher. I did mine a couple of days ago, but then again its unnessesary because you don't see an improvement since the card is so great, just higher scores on 3DMARK.

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I want to upgrade my motherboard cause I don't think the big graphics card will fit on it
cause the cpu heat sink is in the way.
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What motherboard do you have and your wanting to replace? Also your ment you friends AM2 board right, I'm assuming it's the new card that your talking about as well.
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Its a stock motherboard that came with my brothers pc. We are
wanting to replace it because the bigger graphics cards that have
the fans on them are huge and will not fit cause the cpu heat sink
is in the way. And it's an AM2 chip type.
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I don't understand what you mean, the fan is on the bottom side and the CPU heatsink is on top, how can they be touching?
Here is a pic of what I mean:

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What I mean is the big graphics cards will not fit because
the cpu is located at the bottem of the pci slot so only smaller
length cards would fit. Thats why I need a new motherboard.
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OK I have selected some parts for my bros PC. And his PC is socket AM2.

Case: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811208013

MotherBoard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813127026

Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102067

Power Supply: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817182044

CPU Fan:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835114039

So will these parts work together?
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That CPU cooler doesn't work as good as the AMD original, and it's very loud, read the reviews... Do you not already have a CPU cooler?

Rosewill is not a very good quality PSU brand, so it might be that you need to spend a little bit more to get a quality one.

But yes, everything as you have listed should work together nicely.
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