It says on the box I have to use a motherboard that supports 533Mhz Front Side Bus. Well if my M/B is 533, am I not utilizing its full potential buy using only 400Mhz RAM?
And I was also considering transplanting my computer into a bigger better case with more fans to keep CPU temp down and maybe overclock it. How do I find out what kinda/brand of M/B I have cause it seems certain cases can only hold certain motherboards? I tried looking inside the computer and can't really see any brand name on it, besides a few letters and numbers here and there.
I was looking into motherboards and cases. And do motherboards need a specific power supply? Or can I use a 480 watt on something that only needs 450? or even 400? Would that overheat the M/B and processor? I know you can't use a too low power supply.
I was also contemplating a new Hi-End M/B. How do I know if its compatible with everything I have for my system currently? As you can see I'm just trying to switch everything to a new case with a hi end motherboard that has more slots for cards and will have a much better performance, because I believe my custom computer that I ordered has a low end M/B. I have more specifications. But this is just a general overview because I don't want to buy all this expensive stuff when I have never built my own computer before.
(Sorry for the multiple questions in one post)
Edited by mrzippo, 04 October 2005 - 04:33 PM.