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Recommend a mobo for my setup please

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April 11, 2008 11:21:43 PM

Okay, so I bought a D975XBX2 to find out that it doesn't support my Core 2 Duo E6750. So basically I'm returning the mobo, and buying a new one. I had a Gigabyte mobo, but had nothing but bad experiences with them.

So I come to you, can anyone recommend a motherboard that supports the Core 2 Duo E6750, as well as the OCZ DDR PC2-8500. Preferably an Intel motherboard, but I am willing to go Gigabyte again if the mobo is recommended enough.

Thanks!

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April 11, 2008 11:59:56 PM

For no overclock, or minor to moderate oc, p35 is the best bang for the buck.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
For high overclock, get a x38 board. It will set you back up to $100 more though.

For sli, go for 780i, which cost more than p35 and about the same as x38. Earlier nvidia models cost less, but have various problems, and are not ideal. It's about as overclockable as p35.
April 12, 2008 12:25:07 AM

That motherboard looks good, but it so cheap I'm worried that it will fail soon. I can spend up to 200 on a mobo.
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April 12, 2008 12:31:37 AM

EncephalonWoW said:
That motherboard looks good, but it so cheap I'm worried that it will fail soon. I can spend up to 200 on a mobo.



This is the motherboard I got.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Q6600 oced to 4ghz stable, tuned back to 3.6 for day to day operation. If you don't plan to oc, this is more than you need to pay.
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April 12, 2008 12:42:53 AM

P35-DS3x or P35-P5K-x. There seems to be a lot of issues with RAM natively higher than DDR2 800, so you might want to be careful when selecting motherboard, unless you wish to buy DDR2 800 RAM again. Most P35-DS3/DS4 and P5K boards seems to have this issue.
April 12, 2008 1:55:48 AM

I don't plan on OCing. I also don't want to buy DDR2 800 RAM, I want to use my 1066 RAM. Any intel boards that don't have 1066 RAM issues and support the E6750?

Sorry for being so picky, but I've had so many problems with incompatible pieces.

Edit, the Gigabyte mobo you linked looks really nice. My last mobo was Gigabyte like I said, a version that can use either DDR2 or DDR3, it short circuited within a year. But I hear good stuff about this board so its definitely on my list.

April 12, 2008 1:59:34 AM

EncephalonWoW said:
I don't plan on OCing. I also don't want to buy DDR2 800 RAM, I want to use my 1066 RAM. Any intel boards that don't have 1066 RAM issues and support the E6750?

Sorry for being so picky, but I've had so many problems with incompatible pieces.







Support for E6750 should be no problem for most p35 boards. Although p35 is more picky with ram than x38, which will work with basically any ram. You'll have to go to each manufacturer website and look up which ram is officially supported for each model. There's no easy way. If it's not listed, it'll still likely to work, just not certain.

Many models of 1066 ddr2 ram is just 800 ddr2 ram factory oced ram with no hardware difference. Those will likely to have more problems.

I'm not sure about p35 boards that support both ddr2 and ddr3. There is one x38, but its performance is not on par with other x38 boards. In my opinion, multiple ram supported boards are more trouble than they're worth.
April 12, 2008 2:43:16 AM

ASUS P5K-E/WIFI will be good choice
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