Topic Title: IS this motherboard worth the upgrade?
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Created On: 03/19/2014 04:00 PM
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 03/19/2014 04:00 PM
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masterx1234
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Hey guys im thinking about upgrading my motherbaord and i was wanting to know if its gonna be worth it?, ok so my current motherboard is the ASUS f2a55m-lk, and the one i want to upgrade too is the ASUS F2A85-V PRO, can anyone tell me if its gonna be worht it, i notice that my motherboard has mosfets that are completely uncovered and have no heatsinks on them

 03/20/2014 10:12 AM
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ASUS F2A85-V PRO gives you more slots for ram, more ports for peripherals, perhaps better overclocking capability and crossfire support. If any of these is your goal, it may be worth it, otherwise you will see almost no performance improvements.



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 03/21/2014 11:50 AM
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Thanny
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Motherboard upgrades accomplish nothing in and of themselves.  If all you saw fit to note was a difference in voltage regulator heat dissipation, I have to guess you'd gain nothing.

 

 03/21/2014 12:41 PM
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I would say no because AMD is -finally- set to release a new (supposedly unified) mid and upper range socket with native USB 3.0 and PCIe 3.0 support, and DDR4 capabilities which will really benefit APU's. Heatsinks on motherboard components are not strictly necessary unless you will be overclocking, as most cases today are well ventilated with multiple intake and exhaust ports, and those components are designed to withstand prolonged elevated temperatures.

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