Eventually, as a last push, I plan to replace the CPU with a good quad core. For this I will need a mobo that will support the E5200 Wolfdale and support overclocking as much as possible.
I'd like to avoid changing mobo's so it will have to support a quad core as well. Unless of course, it is advisable to simply get a cheap E5200 mobo now and then when I switch to quad core, get a cheap quad core mobo in the future.
The P45 supports either DDR2 or DDR3 memory. Once again, official support is limited to JEDEC approved memory speeds up to DDR2-800 or DDR3-1066. Unofficial memory support by the manufactures is available for speeds up to DDR2-1366 and DDR3-2000 depending on the supplier. Gigabyte claims support for DDR2-1366+ on this board and we were able to hit DDR2-1300 with a less than impressive memory kit.