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Good mobo for a e5200

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June 14, 2009 10:03:56 PM

Im looking for a good and cheap mobo that will work with the e5200. If it could support ddr2 800 and easy over clocking that would be great.

thanks in advance

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a c 435 V Motherboard
June 14, 2009 10:51:38 PM

Newegg had one msi p35 atx board for $49.99, but I don't know if they have any left. Otherwise, checkout some g31 boards by downloading the manual before ordering. Check the bios for voltage and memory adjustments.
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a b V Motherboard
June 14, 2009 11:55:07 PM

If you can find it now: The P45-DS3L or the P35-DS3L were good for OCing that chip. They don't make the P35 any more, but you may be able to find it online for ~$50-55.

If budget isn't that big this is what I would get:
It's got a good basic set of OCing options (manual CPU/RAM voltage, manual FSB,etc) and it's only $53

Note: I didn't read through the entire manual, I just skipped ahead to the MIT section where the OCing options are listed, and it didn't display RAM timing functions, how ever, I believe these are available by pressing <F1> like on most Gigabyte boards. Linky to manual:

If you need OCing help, check out the P35-DS3L OCing guide available on the forum here.
Only glaring limitation I see is that it only has 2 slots for RAM. Then again, 4GB (2*2GB) is enough for an average user.
June 15, 2009 3:14:18 PM

wait so the e5200 has 800 fsb does it matter if the board has fsb of 1066 or 1333?
June 15, 2009 3:25:44 PM

June 15, 2009 3:31:25 PM

And i was planning on getting an antec 300 and having all five fans on it. Would it be possible with this mobo? and thanks for responding so quickly

a b V Motherboard
June 15, 2009 5:31:13 PM

^Wich motherboard? The G31M-ES2L?

You can use it with the Antec 300, BUT you will need to move the stand off screws and/or you will not be able to putt all stand offs in.
June 15, 2009 9:24:52 PM

GIGABYTE GA-G31M-ES2L that one. but will it be able to power five fans?

a b V Motherboard
June 15, 2009 10:14:58 PM

^No. It only has 2 fan headers on the board. However, you can get a fan controller to fir the other fans in,BUT 3+ fan controllers are pretty expensive (~$30 for a good one) in this case you might as well get a better board. Or you can get a splitter:
June 15, 2009 11:20:03 PM

so if i got 2 of these i could have 4 fans?

a b V Motherboard
June 15, 2009 11:49:17 PM

^Yes, in theory.

Note: I have never used anything like that before, so I can't really comment on how it'll work out.
June 16, 2009 12:40:19 AM

ah... thanks for answering all of my noobie questions