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Best motherboards for Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz

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February 2, 2009 7:40:37 PM

Hi!!!

I'm looking forward to buy an Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz.

I want to know what's the best motherboard for this processor, (motherboard budget US$200), also it would be good to know which RAM to use (RAM budget US$130).

Thanks.

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February 3, 2009 1:52:22 AM

You should define your requirements and then ask which motherboard would best meet them. Tell us if you need Crossfire or SLI, how much memory you need, what OS, etc.
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February 3, 2009 11:00:29 PM

For now I don't need SLI but it's good to leave the option open for the future (Graphics Card: EVGA 512-P3-N884-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ Superclocked Edition 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16) 2Gb of RAM, Windows XP Professional 32bit until Win7.
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February 4, 2009 11:37:48 AM

Then definitely go with the Gigabyte EP45-UD3R. Great value, great board, stable, super easy to OC.
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February 4, 2009 2:21:11 PM

Thank you very much
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April 3, 2009 9:03:56 PM

This board doesn't leave the option open for SLI does it? It only has 1 PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot.
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April 8, 2009 3:59:46 AM

Yes the Gigabyte UD3R it just have 1 PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot.

Let me tell you that I tried the Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz on two mobos: Gigabyte UD3R and MSI P6N SLI Platinum and the performance of the processor on the MSI is way better, u can notice the performance at once, you don't have to run a lot of tests to compare and see the difference, I did not like the Gigabyte UD3R, for now on I will stick to MSI or ASUS mobos.
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November 28, 2011 1:58:38 PM

Tin said:
I tried the Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz on two mobos: Gigabyte UD3R and MSI P6N SLI Platinum and the performance of the processor on the MSI is way better, u can notice the performance at once, you don't have to run a lot of tests to compare and see the difference,
That's interesting. I have read some recent reviews of motherboards for SandyBridge processors, and it seems the motherboards have a negligeble effect on CPU performance. Was it different for the P45 boards?
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