I bought the CPU & memory, Now I need a MB...Help!

Hey folks - first post - Yea...

I just ordered Crucial Balistix BL2KIT6464AA804

Module Size: 1GB kit (512MBx2)
Package: Ballistix 240-pin DIMM
Feature: DDR2 PC2-6400
Specs: DDR2 PC2-6400 • 4-4-4-12 • UNBUFFERED • NON-ECC • DDR2-800 • 2.2V • SLI-Ready • 64Meg x 64

I have a E6300 Core2Duo coming also. Now I need a motherboard. I've checked the reviews and I think I like the Biostar TForce 965PT but I'm not sure it will work with the memory timings shown above. I was also looking at a Asus P5B Deluxe. I have no need for SLI/Crossfire. I haven't started looking for a video card and I don't have any SATA drives, power supply or an OS yet.

The Biostar open box is at a great price from Newegg but it says something about only working with specifically timed memory.

I may have done this backwards, but any recommendations that I haven't thought about?
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  1. Take a look at this one
    GigaByte GA-965G-DS3 Motherboard ($135)

    It's what I'm getting soon. My setup that I'm buying isn't too far from yours either.
    I'm getting an E6600 and 2GB PC-6400 ram and it seems like it will work on this board.
  2. Well, I think my decision is made for me -- I won an ebay auction last night on a asus P5B for a really good price. I didn't think I'd get it what with what I bid and all. Let's hope it arrives safe and in working order. Otherwise I'll be looking for something else. Now, onto video, hard drive and power supply hunts.
  3. gygabyte DS3 is the best choice for you (no sli or xfire )
  4. Quote:
    Hey folks - first post - Yea...

    I just ordered Crucial Balistix BL2KIT6464AA804

    Module Size: 1GB kit (512MBx2)
    Package: Ballistix 240-pin DIMM
    Feature: DDR2 PC2-6400
    Specs: DDR2 PC2-6400 • 4-4-4-12 • UNBUFFERED • NON-ECC • DDR2-800 • 2.2V • SLI-Ready • 64Meg x 64

    I have a E6300 Core2Duo coming also. Now I need a motherboard. I've checked the reviews and I think I like the Biostar TForce 965PT but I'm not sure it will work with the memory timings shown above. I was also looking at a Asus P5B Deluxe. I have no need for SLI/Crossfire. I haven't started looking for a video card and I don't have any SATA drives, power supply or an OS yet.

    The Biostar open box is at a great price from Newegg but it says something about only working with specifically timed memory.

    I may have done this backwards, but any recommendations that I haven't thought about?


    You're going to have a hard time getting a 965P-chipset board to boot with that memory. The DDR2 bus defaults to 1.8v, You may need to boot with one stick and raise the voltage before it will boot with both sticks. Or you may need get a stick of cheap ddr2-533 to first-boot so you can change the voltage, then put in your memory.
  5. Giga-byte GA-965p-S3 or DS3.
  6. Wow, ok, that's mulitiple people recommending the GB DS3. Sounds good. I received the ASUS P5B yesterday. It's just the board in a plain box with no cables, manuals, disks or accessories. That somewhat pisses me off because now I'll have to scramble to find all that crap myself which makes me want to just go buy this other board retail and bypass the hassle.
  7. Asus will send you a complete accessories kit for $10-12. I would call them direct. You may have trouble finding the right page on their website.
  8. try finding an EVGA MB.I've found them to be very tolerant of the various manufacturers.BUT! You must use matched sticks in order to enable dual channel.By matched i mean they must at least come from the same batch,and be the same size modules.Goodluck.

    Dahak

    AMD X2-4400+@2.6 S-939
    EVGA NF4 SLI MB
    2X EVGA 7800GT IN SLI
    2X1GIG DDR IN DC MODE (soon 2b crucial balistix ddr500)
    WD300GIG HD
    EXTREME 19IN.MONITOR 1280X1024
    THERMALTAKE TOUGHPOWER 850WATT PSU
    COOLERMASTER MINI R120
  9. the DS3 has the same requirements as the biostar on the ram
    somthing to look at
    http://www.anandtech.com/guides/showdoc.aspx?i=2910&p=6
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