MSI P45-C51 for OC - C2D e4500

Hi guys,

i'm need of urgent help in choosing motherboard for OC purpose for Core2Duo e4500 (2.2GHz; 800MHz FSB)


I want to know whether the MSI Intel P45-C51 [DDR3] is a good Overcloking motherboard.

budget is tight, max to INR4500 (~USD100)

or

is there any other brand/model i should go for?
IGP would be an added bonus.


=> going to buy a MSI 5770 gfx. card.


I have to add more RAM to the existing system, 2GB.

As the price difference between 2Gb stick is too less, i'm thinking of going DDR3 way.

Current config:
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 [800FSB]
Motherboard – Intel DG965WH
GPU – Onboard – GMA X3000
RAM – Corsair XMS2 1GB (2x512MB) PC6400 800MHz
Monitor – HP CRT 17”
SMPS – Cooler Master extreme power 500Watt

PS. I'm new to Overclocking.
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  1. That's funny, I had the same thing, and upgraded the same way. I had e4400 and intel 965, and then got a MSI p45 platinum.

    I can say it overclocked my e4400 to 3.2 easily. The same board overclocks my q6600 to 3.6ghz. And in researching this board, I saw folks with e8500 go well past 4ghz. There are a ton of switches in the BIOS for voltages, so it will be easy to get the max speed out of an older chip like e4400.
  2. E8400 3.0 3.88(oc)
    Msi P45-C51
    Ram HyperX 8gb
    PSU 460w
    GPU Ati ddr2 1gb HD4650

    Bus Speed 431 FSB
    FSB speed 1723.6
    Vcore 1.25v
    VTT Fsb 1.23v
    NB 1.11v
    DDR 1.65v


    Intel burn test = passed
    Prime95 test = 15hrs passed
  3. s18000rpm said:
    Hi guys,

    i'm need of urgent help in choosing motherboard for OC purpose for Core2Duo e4500 (2.2GHz; 800MHz FSB)


    I want to know whether the MSI Intel P45-C51 [DDR3] is a good Overcloking motherboard.

    budget is tight, max to INR4500 (~USD100)

    or

    is there any other brand/model i should go for?
    IGP would be an added bonus.


    => going to buy a MSI 5770 gfx. card.


    I have to add more RAM to the existing system, 2GB.

    As the price difference between 2Gb stick is too less, i'm thinking of going DDR3 way.

    Current config:
    CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 [800FSB]
    Motherboard – Intel DG965WH
    GPU – Onboard – GMA X3000
    RAM – Corsair XMS2 1GB (2x512MB) PC6400 800MHz
    Monitor – HP CRT 17”
    SMPS – Cooler Master extreme power 500Watt

    PS. I'm new to Overclocking.
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