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Asus P5K vs Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L

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June 11, 2008 8:00:47 AM

I'm going to build a new PC and i would like your opinion between these two motherboards (Asus P5K and GA-P35-DS3L). I will use E8200 or E4500 CPU. Do i need to upgrade BIOS of these motheboards to support these CPUS.
Please advise.
June 11, 2008 9:28:05 AM

sa89 said:
I'm going to build a new PC and i would like your opinion between these two motherboards (Asus P5K and GA-P35-DS3L). I will use E8200 or E4500 CPU. Do i need to upgrade BIOS of these motheboards to support these CPUS.
Please advise.
Never hurts to google for problems before going around flashing lol
June 11, 2008 11:06:42 AM

The ASUS supports has firewire and supports crossfire by having 2 Pci-express x16 slots...if you dont need any of that I would get the Gigabyte

You need to get the e8400...its 10.00 more bucks and 3.0Ghz compared to the e8200's 2.66Ghz...without question get the e8400
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June 11, 2008 11:45:05 AM

Thanks for the information, i will go with GA-P35-DS3L but do i have to update BIOS to support E8400. I don't have a previous CPU which is been supported by this motherboard to update the BIOS.
June 11, 2008 11:49:40 AM

no bios update is needed
June 11, 2008 2:18:16 PM

At Gigabyte's site says that E8400 is supported at F7a bios version. Is it sure that this CPU will be supported before bios update?
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June 11, 2008 2:38:51 PM

The Gigabyte bios has supported the E8400 for some time now.
Buying the board from a vendor like newegg with good turnover will insure that you get fresh stock.
You are good to go.
June 11, 2008 7:27:29 PM

DS3L + E8400
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