derFunkenstein wrote:If you can save money at all by not getting an unlocked CPU (since you're considering mismatching it with an H81 board) then do it and put that money towards a board. My wife's new system is a Haswell i5 4430 with a Gigabyte H87M-D3H. the board is great.
Jon1984 wrote:Never skimp on your motherboard, it's the most important component in your machine. Aim for this one at least:
Asus makes the best boards IMHO. Don't get cheap if you can of course, you will save yourself the trouble later on.
This doesn't support Crossfire or SLI but it's quite decent in features.
If it's to expensive, save on the CPU front. A locked quad will be sufficient, but then again, a locked CPU doesn't need a Z87 chipset, you can go for a H87 one.
DPete27 wrote:I really don't think you NEED to OC right away. I look at OCing as more of a "future-proofing" measure, bump up the performance as the CPU gets older to keep it up-to-snuff with current offerings.
Jon1984 wrote:Haswell supports 1.5v RAM. You'll probably able to use them both, but not in dual channel i believe.
Philldoe wrote:If you don't really want to upgrade yet I'm sure you can get a used mobo for your Q6600 in the bargain basement for next to nothing.
UberGerbil wrote:But it works if you connect to the IGP via the ports on the mobo?
Waco wrote:Set the output for the TV to be 60 Hz (or 59 Hz). TVs are finicky.
Jigar wrote:I cannot set anything, since there is no display whatsoever.
cobalt wrote:Jigar wrote:I cannot set anything, since there is no display whatsoever.
Can you hook up the TV at the same time as another monitor? If you can, you might be able to configure the refresh rate if you have a working monitor as the primary display.
TDIdriver wrote:Look in the bios for a setting related to "init display first" or something of that nature.
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