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Best motherboard for achieving high clock speed with 1055t

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November 10, 2010 5:51:01 PM

I was just wondering if anyone could help me in finding a good motherboard for overclocking my 1055t. It needs to have a high FSB as the mulitplier can only go upto 14x. I am looking to spend about £60-80 on it.

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November 10, 2010 10:38:35 PM

I've had good luck so far with Gigabyte GA880GA-UD3H. Played with it for a couple of days so far and can hit 3.7GHz (265*14) with no vcore bump. This has integrated Radeon HD4250, though I think they also sell one without. USB 3.0, SATA 6gbps, etc. for 100 USD. Sign me up!

Before this I had bought a board from MSI. Nothing but nightmares. Fried two of them and neither one lasted more than a couple of hours! Never made it past 240*14.
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November 12, 2010 5:35:07 AM

oops... mistake
MSI 890GX
Gigabyte GA880GA-UD3H
ASRock 890GX Extreme
TA890GXE
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November 13, 2010 4:38:45 AM

Thanks for the help guys, forgot I even posted here, didnt even realise this was my post untill i seen saint 19s comment LOL. I have been really busy at work etc and hevent been on pc much. Its nice to see experienced users give help to a nooby.
I've heard mostly good things about the GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H, there was one on ebay that sold for £50 I missed out on by seconds but I suppose it sells on Ebuyer for only £76 brand new. The ASRock Mobo looks like a good fit too. Its just confusing for a nooby trying to pick out a Mobo with all the different makes and models that there is.
I forgot to say, i dont know if it will make a difference, but the 1055t is the 95w version.
I was also thinking that I would be willing to spend upto/around £100 on a Mobo. I saw a 'B' grade Asus III formula on overlcockers for £75 just a few minutes ago is that compatible with the 1055t 95 w version ?

Anyway thanks for the replies guys and if anyone else has any further information that will help me out i will Greatly appreciate it :D .
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November 13, 2010 4:48:37 AM

If you refer to the Crosshair III Formula, yeah it's compatible with the 1055T 95W, but maybe you need a BIOS update to run properly the CPU.

Mobos with onboard video aren't good for OC.
November 13, 2010 4:56:11 AM

I see, i was just wondering because I saw a video from Overclock3d saying that the crosshair IV was brilliant with the x6's, i know its the crosshairIV and not the crosshair III but I thought id ask anyway because £75 seems like a good price.
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November 13, 2010 5:18:05 AM

The CH III is an excellent mobo too, it's a CH IV with 790FX + 750SB and for that price is a good option IMO. Look for the Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5, is very good too for good price.
November 13, 2010 5:20:13 AM

Hey saint just a quick question in your opinion would you rather go for the Gigabyte instead ?
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November 13, 2010 5:38:39 AM

I don't like the mobos with onboard video for OC, but for quality i'd go for it.
November 13, 2010 5:46:36 AM

Well i'll take your word for it, my brother said a similar thing to me the other day he's pretty clued up with PC's n OC, I've got an OC'd gtx 460 so I suppose im better going for the Gigabyte because the max overclock for my CPU is my main goal. I really wanna push it to 3.6ghz possibly if im lucky 4.0ghz with a good cooler
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November 13, 2010 5:59:26 AM

3.6GHz is more that sure for the 1055T, the 4GHz aren't impossible but need more work in the BIOS and settings.
November 13, 2010 6:09:58 AM

Yea I'll need to spend some time with my brother to get a good overclock, we spent about 6 hours the other day trying to get a safe overclock but we couldnt due to the bad motherboard I have just now and a pretty poor cooler.
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