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Gaming performance I had recently upgraded my PC with GIGABYTE GA-945GCM-S2L(S series) with intel dual core processor 2.0 fsb,160 gb HD,2 GB ram and now using Vista Ultimate but here most of the games can't be played. Games like Assasain's creed, NFS pro street,Ghost recon 2,Cell factor, Kyne and Lynch etc. when started something renderer error is given and it quits.In the self test area of the game the chipset,the pixel shaders are showing not supportable.I had tried in XP sp2 also but still the same persists.What should i do please help as I had upgraded it for gaming purpose and the dealer also convinced me for that?

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I figure you are using he onboard VGA with your motherboard. Looking through the BIOS Setup for it, I don't see where it allocates a block of your RAM for use by the video (as a lot of MB's do). All you an do is set the frame size from 1mb to 8mb, max. I suspect the chipset is allocating RAM for the video on the fly.

Regardless, if you want good video performance, you should consider going to a separate video adapter, preferably one that is PCI Express, with a minimum of 256mb of RAM. This takes the load of video processing off the motherboard, and places it on a dedicated GPU, using its' own memory. The Nvidia chipset is popular and well-supported, but most any name brand will do the trick. Shoot for one with PC Express, and as much RAM on it as you can afford.

Hope this helps!

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BUDDY........ GA945GCM-S2L has a graphic card which does not support pixel-shader 2.0 technology............... u need 2 get urself a good AGP Graphic card like the Radeon 1450 HD or NVidia GeForce 8600

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You should be able to as it can take 4 gig total according to the manual.

Memory:
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Supports dual channel DDRII 667/533 unbuffered DIMMs (Note 3)
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Do extensive diagnostic tests:

1. Set BIOS to default settings and do not use overclock settings, check.
2. Memory test, download ISO image, burn it onto cd and boot from it.
If memory fails after several hours testing: Replace memory
3. Flash the latest (original)[beta] BIOS version.
4. Connect just one (1) harddisk and test for longer time. *
5. Add second harddisk and test for longer time. *
6. Add third harddisk and test for longer time. *

* If connecting or adding harddisk leads to freezes, exchange that harddisk and retest.

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I want to know that shall i put pentium 4/ 2.4 Ghz/ 533 Fsb/ Processor on this Gigabyte 845GVM-RZ board? will it support ?and i have 1 Gb ddr1 400 mhz ram will this work on this Board?


Yes for the Intel Pentium 4/2.4GHz/533FSB processor. (Socket 478)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Pentium_4_microprocessors#Northwood_.28130.C2.A0nm.29

(Scroll through. What sSpec number is on top of the processor's case? {You are following Anti-Static Precautions, correct? }

Won't support better than a Prescott Core Pentium 4. (Next chart down)

The Gigabyte GA-8I ((Supports 400MHz or 533MHz FSB)

NO to the Ram Memory.
The Gigabyte GA-8I845GVM-RZ supports DDR Sdram at 333Mhz. (PC2700)
IMHO it will not support DDR Sdram at 400MHz. (PC3200)

My reasoning is this;

Ram Memory typically operates at half of the FSB frequency rate of the Processor.

Processor FSB > MAXIMUM frequency rate is 533MegaHertz for the GA-8I845GVM-RZ
Ram memory at 333MHz is doable.
Not 400MHz.

No, you won't be able to overclock, and bring the FSB of the Processor high enough for PC3200 Ram Memory.
(The rest of the motherboard wouldn't work anyway if you did. PCI Express bus, PCI bus, etc., would not match)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128238&cm_re=Gigabyte_GA-8I845GVM-RZ-_-13-128-238-_-Product

Have more questions concerning this, or comments, please post in a Comment.
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Both boards would be fine considering the hardware you are installing with it are good for gaming, sometimes,games dont get affected much by boards, they are affected by RAM,VGA and the processing power of your processor.
Very little or minimal effect are felt by differentiating boards. The right question here would be which board would last longer or take more abuse vs the price you have paid for it. For games, specially online ones, such as RPG,MMORPG,etc, are heavy abuser of system resources and hardware.
You might want to add in your list decent cooling systems,may it be AIR cooled or Water cooled. For better efficiency and durability of the parts, secially if you are aiming to overclocking.
Heat renders parts life span almost in half,as I experienced it.

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Use Socket 775 processors:

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Hi,

First, clarification: the closest Gigabyte model is GA-G31M-ES2L... there is no "g31 m-es2L"

For this kind of question the easiest way to find the answer is from the manufacturer: Gigabyte

A quick search of their products results in:

http://www.giga-byte.com/Products/Motherboard/Products_Spec.aspx?ClassValue=Motherboard&ProductID=2889&ProductName=GA-G31M-ES2L

which states that up to 800mhz DDR2 (PC6400) is supported
( 667mhz (PC5300) is also supported. )

Generally with motherboards, if a higher speed of memory is supported, the lower speeds are also supported.

PS: mhz times 8 yields the PCxxxx number, PCxxxx divided by 8 yields the mhz number


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