Good motherboard for overclocking i5 750

I plan to buy an i5 750 and a GTX 460 and I would like to be able to OC it to around 4Ghz on air. I do not need crossfire or SLI and usb 3 and sata 6 would be nice but not essential.

At first I planned to get the ASUS P7P55D-E Pro motherboard but after reading this review http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Asus-LGA1156-P7P55DE-Pro1/?page=4, I was surprised that the best Asus could be a no go for OC.

So I'm not sure at this point what to do. I'm worried that I'll spend a lot on a mobo and finally won't be able to OC. Does any of you know of a combination of motherboard and memory that can consistently OC to 4Ghz ?

Your help is much appreciated!
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  1. I'm not sure anybody can guarantee that YOUR i5 will go 4 GHz. I've built 3 machines using them and using basic Gigabyte motherboards. With my medium overclocking ability I could only get 3.9GHz stable under full load testing. A person with more knowledge of all of the settings might have done a little bit better.

    Normally ASUS gets good reviews, as does Gigabyte. In the long run I doubt if anybody can tell the difference between 3.8GHz and 4.0GHz so it's not worth too much worry about it.
  2. jonpaul37 said:


    Sorry but the one you suggest is the one that was not recommended for OC by the review at the link provided...
    Thanks...
  3. cadder said:
    I'm not sure anybody can guarantee that YOUR i5 will go 4 GHz. I've built 3 machines using them and using basic Gigabyte motherboards. With my medium overclocking ability I could only get 3.9GHz stable under full load testing. A person with more knowledge of all of the settings might have done a little bit better.

    Normally ASUS gets good reviews, as does Gigabyte. In the long run I doubt if anybody can tell the difference between 3.8GHz and 4.0GHz so it's not worth too much worry about it.


    In the review
    http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Asus-LGA1156-P7P55DE-Pro1/?page=4
    they only manage to go as far as 3.5Ghz.

    Which board did you use?
  4. follerie said:
    Sorry but the one you suggest is the one that was not recommended for OC by the review at the link provided...
    Thanks...

    Rather than basing your decision on one , you should read more reviews

    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=549&Itemid=99999999&limit=1&limitstart=7
    http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2520&page=4

    These were done with 8xx chips

    http://techgage.com/article/asus_p7p55d-e_pro/9
    http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1781&pageID=8405
  5. I agree the E-PRO is a very good mobo at a great price right now.
    I never put too much stock in Newegg reviewers.
    Another seriously good oc'ing mobo is the first gen ASUS P7P55D Deluxe.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131400
    4.2Mhz is attainable with the i5 750/760 on this board.
    http://www.techspot.com/review/214-intel-p55-motherboard-roundup/page23.html
    Just add an Asus U3S6 when usb3 and sata3 are mainstream
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813995004&cm_re=asus_u3s6-_-13-995-004-_-Product
  6. Thank you all,
    I finally ordered the ASUS P7P55D-E. I'll let you know if I get a problem OC.

    Thanks again!!!
  7. follerie said:
    Sorry but the one you suggest is the one that was not recommended for OC by the review at the link provided...
    Thanks...


    I just wasted a week trying to get my "new" P7P55D to work; sorry to say, I will never buy ASUS again.
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