AMD Processor/Nvidia Graphics Card

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#1 Posted by Dae921 (61 posts) -

Is this combo alright? I just don't remember ever seeing this combo anywhere, but maybe it is because I have been kind of ignoring AMD stuff cause I've just always used Intel.

The reason I'm asking is that I'm building a computer at a local shop, and the Intel Duo CoreProcessor/Motherboard combo only supports up to 800 mhz RAM and has 3.0 ghz speed.

The AMD one on the other hand is 3.2 ghz duo core and the mobo supports up to 1066 mhz RAM

I don't really want any build-it-yourself comments :P I've decided I'm going to just have it built for me but I would like to know which motherboard/processor would be better to run with an Nvidia Card.


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#2 Posted by MisterEgo (201 posts) -
Eh I'm running a good old AMD x2 5000+ with an 8800GT in it. It works fine...
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#3 Posted by 04dcarraher (22764 posts) -
It dont matter with the cpu brand/type it depends on the motherboard chipset if anything. Some AMD&Intel socket motherboards come with Nvidia chipsets which help smooth things out alittle better.
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#4 Posted by Dae921 (61 posts) -

So since it doesn't really make a difference what combo you run, would yall recommend I go with the faster AMD processor and motherboard that supports faster RAM, or go with the 3.0 Intel Duo Core processor with 800 mhz max speed RAM?

btw both processors are pretty much the same price. Like a 20 dollar difference.

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#5 Posted by albi321 (1552 posts) -

So since it doesn't really make a difference what combo you run, would yall recommend I go with the faster AMD processor and motherboard that supports faster RAM, or go with the 3.0 Intel Duo Core processor with 800 mhz max speed RAM?

btw both processors are pretty much the same price. Like a 20 dollar difference.

Dae921
Can you list the exact CPU models?
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#6 Posted by marcthpro (7927 posts) -
motherbord can change ram speed : cpu of intel dual core or quad core can support upt o 2000mhz EPP 2.0 Sli on 790i ultra
1600mhz on non ultra : 1333mhz in some and Best DDR2 for most of nfroce 680i + serie
wich is rumoru to be Forceflex II Or someting Of Corsair at 1200mhz : DDR2 EPP 1.0 SLi running