Your motherboard that had the most CPU upgrades

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Re: Your motherboard that had the most CPU upgrades

Postposted on Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:26 am

The Egg wrote:
JdL wrote:286DX > Pentium Pro 200 > Athlon 1000 @ 1.4 GHz > Athlon 64 2.2 GHz > Athlon XP 3200+ > Core 2 Duo 3300 @ 4.0 GHz > Core 2 Quad 6600 G0 @ 3.2 > Core i7 3770 @ stock

That's an interesting sig. I've got the basics of all my rigs written down somewhere, but it might take up too much space for a sig :P . My first PC was also a 286 (8mhz), but I didn't think they used "SX/DX" monikers until the 386.


I think my favorite was the Athlon 1000. I ran it with Windows Me and was rock solid (believe it or not). Booted in ~20 seconds.

Laptops are another story:
Data General 286 > Dell Inspiron 17" P4 2.8 > Core 2 Duo (XPS16) > i7 Sandybridge (XPS15) > i5 MBA 13" > i5 MBPr 13 (running Win 8.1 natively via Bootcamp)"

And Phones:
LG dumbphone > iPhone 3G > iPhone 4 > iPhone 4S > iPhone 5S > iPhone 6 (yes, probably going to go for it)
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286DX > Pentium Pro 200 > Athlon 1000 @ 1.4 GHz > Athlon 64 2.2 GHz > Athlon XP 3200+ > Core 2 Duo 3300 @ 4.0 GHz > Core 2 Quad 6600 G0 @ 3.2 > Core i7 3770 @ stock
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Re: Your motherboard that had the most CPU upgrades

Postposted on Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:04 am

Let's see if I can piece this together...

PII 400
P4 1.3
P4 1.7
P4 2.4 laptop (remembering that thing shows how laptops are really good now)
P4 3.0 (my first computer that wasn't a leftover from my dad's computer repair shop)
Nehalem Pentium laptop (I stopped caring much about gaming at this point, and instead tried for better mobility and efficiency)
single-core Atom netbook (speed was actually passable, build quality not so much)
1.5 GHz dual-core Atom netbook
P4 2.6 (epic downgrades FTW! :P )
FX-6300 (I started caring about gaming again)
Nehalem i5 laptop (actually a dual-core, it's some oddball ULV variant)

(I did not remember there were this many Pentium 4s on the list! :o )

The last two coexist now, but for the most part, these have each been my sole computer at some point. I tend to take the lowest-power / cheapest thing that will work, and then optimize the software side until it runs fast (gaming is the only thing I do that intrinsically takes major compute power). Even the P4 2.6, my main system as recently as a year ago, was surprisingly snappy in practice (with some help from an SSD).

I never actually upgraded a CPU. The P4 3.0 and the FX-6300, as the gaming machines of the lot, have been the only ones for which it's really relevant. A significantly faster P4 never did seem like a good value proposition for that system in comparison to keeping the GPU up to date (with new GPUs, it was sort of passable at gaming for years after I moved on - an HD 4650 was the last), and there's not a whole lot to be gained from anything faster within the FX series.

*looks at list again* ... :o
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Re: Your motherboard that had the most CPU upgrades

Postposted on Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:06 am

I've had a few motherboards that have gone through 1 upgrade, but my most upgraded motherboard was an AM2 Gigabyte GA-M57SLI.

I took that mother from a 1.8Ghz Athlon 64 to a 2.2Ghz Athlon 64 x2 and finally to a 2.6Ghz quad core Phenom II.
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Re: Your motherboard that had the most CPU upgrades

Postposted on Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:08 am

vargis14 wrote:MSI K7S5A socket a MB that supported ddr2

That was my first 'modern' build. Then moved to an a7n8x-e Deluxe. Then a DFI LanParty Ultra 2, then stopped gaming and just used laptops.
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Re: Your motherboard that had the most CPU upgrades

Postposted on Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:31 pm

I had an MSI Socket 939 board (K8N Neo4 Platinum) that went through a single-core Athlon 64 (Winchester), then an Athlon 64 X2 3800+, then an Athlon 64 X2 4800+ if I remember correctly.

In the Socket 775 days, my Intel BadAxe 2 went through an E6300, and a Q6600, but pretty sure I had to upgrade to a P35 chipset Gigabyte board for my Q9450 and Q9650.
Core i7-4790K, GIGABYTE Z97X-UD5H-BK, 16GB (4x4) G.Skill RipJaws PC1866
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2x XFX R9 280X Black in Crossfire, X-Fi Titanium, Dell 2408WFP
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