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Looking for a new board for QX9650

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February 10, 2010 2:42:55 AM

Alright gentlemen (and ladies),
I'm looking for a new board for my QX9650. My DFI ltx48t2r has become ridiculously unstable (i think it is dieing a slow death). I'm looking for one of the boards available, will consider ddr3 boards as well (I'll eventually go that route anyway), but certainly not writing off the ddr2 (as I have already invested in those). I have a decent setup as is, the cpu w/ TRUE, ddr2 @ 1066, gtx280, 1000w ps, etc. Its not TOP of the line these days, but still a great setup. There just isnt as big of a market for lga775 boards anymore. I havent been following the computer world much these days as school eats up a lot of time, but I still like to game on the pc. I want something that can handle a decent oc (3.6 is easy, would like to hover around the 4.0 range ultimately). I am currently considerring the DFI UTx48t2r, although I wasn't extremely impressed with the dfi board I have currently (as far as reliability goes, I'm on my 3rd one and tired of swapping it out). I am considerring buying a used Asus rampage extreme, but kinda weary about buying a used board. I don't know the guy or how he ran it. I will have the option to bench test it before commiting to it, which is nice. Otherwise, looking for more opinions from the people in the "know". Thanks for any help.

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a b K Overclocking
February 10, 2010 4:32:05 AM

I'm running the DFI LP UT X48-T2R with a Q9550 at 3.6Ghz and it's been rock solid.

No issues at all with it and I was pleasantly surprised when I noticed that at the same GHz the chipset and system temps are a fair bit cooler than the LP DK P45-T2RS+ that it replaced.
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a b K Overclocking
February 10, 2010 1:25:02 PM

i'm Running an ASUS P5Q Pro and i have overclocked on this thing since i got it, not one issue since... currently have my Q6600 to 36. with 400 FSB, i have pushed it to 425 FSB stable, but i don't want to kill my CPU.
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a c 197 K Overclocking
February 10, 2010 2:25:53 PM

GA-EP45-UD3P | Q9550 OC'd to 3.6 GHz (425 MHz X 8.5) C3 stepping :( 
GA-EP45-UD3L | Q6600 OC'd to 3.6 GHz (400 MHz X 9)

GA-EP35-DS3P | E5200 OC'd to 3.78 GHz (315 MHz X 12) formerly
GA-EP35-DS3P | Q6600 OC'd to 3.6 GHz (400 MHz X 9)
All 24 hour Prime95 stable.
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a b K Overclocking
February 10, 2010 2:58:27 PM

jsc said:
GA-EP45-UD3P | Q9550 OC'd to 3.6 GHz (425 MHz X 8.5) C3 stepping :( 
GA-EP45-UD3L | Q6600 OC'd to 3.6 GHz (400 MHz X 9)

GA-EP35-DS3P | E5200 OC'd to 3.78 GHz (315 MHz X 12) formerly
GA-EP35-DS3P | Q6600 OC'd to 3.6 GHz (400 MHz X 9)
All 24 hour Prime95 stable.



LOL, i was waiting for the "jsc - gigabyte" reply in regards to LGA 775...

Those Gigabyte boards are all solid. Personally, i like the ASUS OC interface a little better than the Gigabyte, but potato/pota'to i guess. Both are good selections...

Not sure if anyone agrees with me here, but when choosing a motherboard, i don't think you have to shell out the extra $$$ for the Extreme or Deluxe edidions, the mid-grade versions (such as the ASUS P5Q Pro) are more than enough...
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September 9, 2012 3:20:30 PM

DFI LP DK-X48 Q9650 OC'd to 4.2 GHz (323 MHz X 13)
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