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FPCH New Member
Jun 3, 2013

My first post but really need help, been sat for hours looking for a new board as disaster has sticken.

The dilemma started when i thought one of my RAM modules died (constant blue screens and freezing), i then decided to buy two new matching modules "crucial ballistix" to run better in DC mode.

After about a day my computer started to blue screen again and kept crashing so i know it could not have been the memory i threw away in the first place (what a waste of "rare expensive" ddr2).

Just before this happened i bought a AM2+ Phenom 9950 2.6ghz quad CPU, but the one that runs at 140 Watts NOT the 125w version
, After moving ram back and forwards and running on only one DIMM slot, i have realised that one of the DIMM slots must have given up and thus the reason it blue screens constantly with 2 ram sticks in.

so the issue now is that i need a AM2+ motherboard (cheap if poss), that uses DDR2 (800mhz) and supports 140W for my new CPU (AMD Phenom X4 9950 - 2.6 GHz Quad-Core (HD995Z***HBOX) Processor).

The current build before it died was :-

  • ECS 6100PM-M2 Rev 2.0 (which ironically did support the cpu but is discontinued).
  • 4 GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800MHZ
  • AMD phenom x4 9350e (crap yeh i know).
  • Nvidia GTX275
  • 900w PSU (cant remember the spec as im at work)
Ohh yeh and to top it off im from the UK/England so its even harder to find one
Pleaseeeee help me find a cheapish board ASAP.


Oct 19, 2008
Wirral UK
Hi and welcome to FpcH

I have spent some time looking for you - with no results I am afraid.
It is the 140 Watts that is the problem :(

Have you thought of changing the CPU ?

I see from your profile that you are a "Computing Graduate in Hardware"
I hope you intend to stick around and jump in when you feel like contributing. :)

Hopefully one of the other guys here may have more luck.
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