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Old 30th April 2009, 13:11   #1
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Hi All

It's all your fault MadShrimps.

After reading that E7400 vs E8600 article, I got myself an E7400. Not satisfied with it, I then went to get a E8400.
What a brilliant chip has it been! So brilliant in fact that I managed to kill one of my motherboard's memory lanes

Good news it is still under warranty. Soooo, I'm in the very fortunate position to pick a mobo that is better suited for getting the most out of an E8400.

So, dear Madshrimpians, what do you suggest?

P.S. Running single card, not bothered about Crossfire or SLI.
 
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Old 30th April 2009, 15:38   #3
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Thanks Jmke

In terms of 2009 prices what do you think makes more sense?
 
Old 30th April 2009, 15:44   #4
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if you're not into (extreme) overclocking, any fully featured P45 motherboard with DDR2 (cheaper) or DDR3 (future proof) will do
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It depends how you define extreme...but i'm not prepared to do anything more than adding an extra fan to blow on the Northbridge and my Ultra 120 extreme. Also, I'm looking for a 24/7 overclock and probably nothing past 4GHz.

If P45 chipset: Asus or Gigabyte?

I do have the option to go X48. Is P45 still the better choice?
 
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Also, I forgot to say that I would like to try 8*500 but nothing past that.
 
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About any P45 could do 500 fsb I guess.
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any recent P45 of known OC brands will reach that goal; now what brand to choose comes down to price and extra's you want/need
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EDIT: Yes, I forgot to mention that I run DDR2-1000, which can do 4-4-4-12 at 500MHz.

Well, the site offers Gigabyte, Asus, and MSI.
I'm not pleased with MSI so I'd rather avoid it.

The ones costing about the same as the one I'm returning (119) are:


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Old 30th April 2009, 21:51   #10
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I was thinking of going for the Asus P5Q but it appears to have some significant USB problems.
And here .

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