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Need motherboard for Quad core AMD?

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Hey

I bought a cheap barebones bundle, only to find out they cheaped out on EVERYTHING. 

The motherboard is very basic and only has 10/100 lan, and can only accept ddr2, which to get 4gb ram is turning out to be expensive.

I want to get all my stuff gigabit ready and ddr3, can you recomend a good motherboard. 

I do not want to spend lots, cheaper the better, as I dont do much with my PC.

Thanks 

 AMD Phenom 9350e

Board: ECS GeForce6100PM-M2 7.0

Broadcom AC131 10/100 Lan Phy

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Re: Need motherboard for Quad core AMD?

Canada, if you don't really do much with your PC, keep what you've got, disable the on-board LAN in the BIOS and buy a PCI LAN card that meets your needs.

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Re: Need motherboard for Quad core AMD?

Sorry I stream media. Hi-def files.

 LOL 

Would this work: 

http://www.diskdepot.co.uk/acatalog/tp-link-pci-gigabit-ethernet-pci-network-interface-card-101-mte088.htm#aAU_2dMTE088

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Re: Need motherboard for Quad core AMD?

this is the updated version of that gigabit card. Supports jumbo frames

http://www.diskdepot.co.uk/cgi-bin/ss000003.pl?SS=tplink+3269&ACTION.x=8...

 

4GB DDR2 costs around £55. Just changing to DDR3 wont make it go any faster by itself. (You may see a 5% increase maybe).