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Which Chipset would be the best for E8500 and/or Q9550

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September 13, 2009 2:31:18 AM

which chipset for socket 775 would be the best out of all these, im kinda going to open a big place for a netcafe, so gonna order about 20 comps, i want the best for gaming.

cpu im going to use is gonna be both of E8500 and Q9550

Ram DDR2 on most,might get some with DDR3

260 GTX Nvidia card, Single not doing SLI

WD 750 Harddisk

G31
G33
G35
P43
P45
X31
Q35
Q43
Q45
X38
X48
730i
740i
750i
780i
790i
7050
7100
7150
9300
9400

so please tell which ones are the best to use for gaming that wont give me problems such as blue screen or freezing, i want the best with minimum problems.

thanks in advance.

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September 13, 2009 2:42:38 AM

p45 or p35
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September 13, 2009 2:50:47 AM

thanks for answering, but could you provide some details on why to pick p45 or p35 above all the others.

what advantages and dis do i get from picking them instead of all the others.
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September 13, 2009 1:58:00 PM

I agree on the P45. I have a GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R MOBO and there is a great overclocking advantage on the board. I have a Core 2 Duo E8400 on it and have currently got it pushed up to 3.66GHz on stock fansink! Later on whe I get water cooling I am expected to try and get 4.00GHz out of it. My MOBO has 2 or 3 overclocking awards. And the chipset is a major contributor towards overclocking. The review I read on the board before I bought it to get rid of an old ASUS had used both the E8500 and the Q9550 to test the overclocking ability of it. It came back with great results. But the only problem they came across was a stubborn single channel memory configuration. Apparently the board wouldn't boot without a stick in the red channel. I have all slots used so I have no issue.

Good luck and make a wise decision.
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September 22, 2009 2:47:51 PM

I also decided for P45 on my mobo, because its more recent process heats less and allows better overclocking.

But for a quad-core (you mention Q9550) I wouldn't take a core 2 and its associated Northbridge, as the Fsb is a bottleneck for throughput and latency. I would go to a Core i7 or an Amd, with direct Ram-Cpu connection.
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