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Good motherboard for overclocking i5 750

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August 13, 2010 6:35:44 AM

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 , 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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August 13, 2010 2:12:09 PM

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.
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August 13, 2010 3:00:03 PM

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

they only manage to go as far as 3.5Ghz.

Which board did you use?
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August 13, 2010 3:40:39 PM

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_conten...
http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2520&p...

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



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August 14, 2010 12:58:34 AM

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=N82E168...
4.2Mhz is attainable with the i5 750/760 on this board.
http://www.techspot.com/review/214-intel-p55-motherboar...
Just add an Asus U3S6 when usb3 and sata3 are mainstream
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 15, 2010 11:02:56 PM

Thank you all,
I finally ordered the ASUS P7P55D-E. I'll let you know if I get a problem OC.

Thanks again!!!
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August 21, 2010 7:06:49 PM

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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