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Old mobo hope

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:05 am
by secretgarden
Any way I can use a G41T-DM still? Or is it hopeless / should I buy a new mobo?

Re: Old mobo hope

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:13 am
by Igor_Kavinski
You can, if you have a Core 2 Quad lying around or you can get one for really cheap, like this:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Q9650-Intel-Co ... 3901165634

Do you have the ram and everything else needed to build a system? You would likely be able to just do mostly web browsing or Microsoft Office work on a PC like that. Gaming will be limited unless you like running an older OS (like Windows XP) and running games released till 2005 or so. If you do decide to build a PC with this mobo, make sure to give it the maximum 8GB of RAM. It will make things a bit smoother but you will need to stick with Windows 7 64-bit.

https://benchmarks.ul.com/hardware/cpu/ ... 650+review
https://benchmarks.ul.com/hardware/cpu/ ... sor+review

A lowly 9th gen Core i3 should be about 1.5 times faster than the Q9650.

Re: Old mobo hope

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:51 am
by JustAnEngineer
LGA775 and DDR2 are way too old to keep using. At this point, you should be looking for a socket-AM4 motherboard, DDR4 memory and a Ryzen CPU as the basis of a new PC.

Re: Old mobo hope

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:08 am
by just brew it!
You didn't say what your situation is. Is the system currently functional, but you want to improve performance? Or do you just have the board, and are trying to make use of it? What is this system used for?

But in general, unless you have a need for a low-performance system (e.g. e-mail and web browsing only) and can scavenge whatever parts you need for free (or very close to it), this board is not worth salvaging. It's roughly a decade old, and no current (or even vaguely recent) CPU or RAM upgrades are compatible with it.

Re: Old mobo hope

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:10 am
by G8torbyte
True, that hardware is 10+ years outdated but not completely useless. I had an old G41 motherboard I repurposed for my grade school son to use for teaching applications, light gaming and its using Win10. With other left over Core-2 CPUs and DDR2 RAM I repurposed them in Q45 mobos for backup file servers using Linux/unRAID OS.

Re: Old mobo hope

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:15 am
by just brew it!
G8torbyte wrote:
True, that hardware is 10+ years outdated but not completely useless. I had an old G41 motherboard I repurposed for my grade school son to use for teaching applications, light gaming and its using Win10. With other left over Core-2 CPUs and DDR2 RAM I repurposed them in Q45 mobos for backup file servers using Linux/unRAID OS.

Agree it's still potentially useful for non-demanding use cases, but I would not spend any more money on it. My home file server is based on some pretty old hardware at this point, but only because I already had the parts on hand (other than the disk drives).

Re: Old mobo hope

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:25 am
by Captain Ned
Gave my DDR2-800 RAM to Glorious years ago.

Re: Old mobo hope

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:17 pm
by meerkt
Some G41s are DDR3.

Re: Old mobo hope

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:20 pm
by just brew it!
meerkt wrote:
Some G41s are DDR3.

AFAICT the G41T-DM isn't, though.

Re: Old mobo hope

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:29 pm
by ludi
Those Q96xx's are actually still useful for lightweight machines, but only if you have a fairly good graphics card to install and don't otherwise have to put much money into it.

Re: Old mobo hope

Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 4:34 pm
by secretgarden
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just brew it! wrote:
G8torbyte wrote:
True, that hardware is 10+ years outdated but not completely useless. I had an old G41 motherboard I repurposed for my grade school son to use for teaching applications, light gaming and its using Win10. With other left over Core-2 CPUs and DDR2 RAM I repurposed them in Q45 mobos for backup file servers using Linux/unRAID OS.

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Yeah, I'm going to stick with this as long as I can..

Re: Old mobo hope

Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 5:34 pm
by JustAnEngineer
I still believe that the best hope is that a month from now we may be able to purchase:
B550 motherboard
Renoir Ryzen 4000G-series APU
DDR4 memory