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July 29, 2009 10:36:43 PM

Hi there, I have this ASUS P5B-VM DO (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)board sitting in my garage and was wanting to build a computer from it. However, I have research online and found that this board will not support the newer 45 nm Intel core(no e5200 etc.) I was wondering which of the 65 nm would be a good combination with this board? For this computer, my main purpose is to watch movies, surf internet, and some other office apps and little or no gaming. I already have a corsair 2gb pc6400 ram and wd3200ks spare parts. Is the e2200 or e2160 recommended?

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July 30, 2009 12:56:24 AM

the e2200 seems to be solid, didnt see the 2160 but any along these lines should show u alot of love
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July 30, 2009 1:18:04 AM

Thanks but the problem is, the e5200 and the e2200 cost the same in newegg, and I felt like my money is not worth it when i spent that 70 bucks on the e2200. Will there be a big different between the two ? How is the overclock ability of e2200? Thanks
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July 30, 2009 8:55:28 AM

Definely go for E5200. Same FSB, bigger speed, 45nm=> lower temp=>more OC.
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July 30, 2009 8:57:36 AM

^ the e2 series are 45nm aswell.
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July 30, 2009 9:55:04 AM

Go for E5200.It is better especially when overclocked.
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July 30, 2009 10:27:51 AM

I will agree with the e5200. Newer model, better stepping and so on and so forth.

If its the same price at newegg, then it a no brainer to go with the e5200.
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July 30, 2009 10:43:52 AM

if you want something nice go for a Q9550s. 2.83ghz quad core. easily overclock. it is a 45 nm processor.
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July 30, 2009 11:09:59 AM

Why somebody would suggest such a stupid thing?!
We are talking about a £50 CPU NOT £170 and "the main purpose is to watch movies, surf internet, and some other office apps and little or no gaming".
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July 30, 2009 11:18:29 AM

Helloworld_98 said:
^ the e2 series are 45nm aswell.


No, they're 65nm
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July 30, 2009 2:50:28 PM

Yes they are 65 nm.

And 2.2Ghz < 2.53Ghz of e5200.
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July 30, 2009 3:07:18 PM

I guess I will just have to buy a new motherboard, along with the e5200, any good suggestion for a budget motherboard that can overclock e5200 pretty well?
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July 30, 2009 3:23:34 PM

Your motherboard should work with E5200. Now depends if Asus updated their bios.
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July 30, 2009 3:29:50 PM

I've just checked their webiste and doesn't say if is supported. You should send an email to Asus and ask them and maybe they can send you a newer version of bios that works with E5200.
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July 30, 2009 3:51:24 PM

I read from the forum that the board does not support 45nm CPU, I guess I have to buy a new motherboard.
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July 30, 2009 4:45:32 PM

If you are going to buy new mobo,then are you looking 4ward to quad core cpu's?
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July 30, 2009 4:47:52 PM

I am not sure if my main tasks are mainly internet, office apps and school work. Little or light gaming, I guess a dual core is fine, but if a quad core is really worth the money and can last me quite a long time, I am open to that as well.
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July 30, 2009 5:28:17 PM

Quads will last you around 3-4 years if you game light.They are more than enough for internet,office tasks.

You tell what do you want?
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July 30, 2009 5:34:31 PM

Thanks for the information, I guest I woundn't have time for gaming anyway, I would just stick with a dual core e5200. Now I have to find a decent motherboard that can overclock this cpu fairly well.
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July 30, 2009 5:45:42 PM

Nice! I guess I will go with the mATX board since I have a small case. Also I notice there is a newer version the ga-g41m-es2l

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

About the same price as the one you recommended because it's FS. Would that be a better buy since it's newer and support more memory?
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July 31, 2009 5:45:38 AM

Any one of those three will do the job fine.
Though have read good reviews of overclocking on EP45-DS3L.
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July 31, 2009 9:41:24 AM

neozengar said:
Nice! I guess I will go with the mATX board since I have a small case. Also I notice there is a newer version the ga-g41m-es2l

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

About the same price as the one you recommended because it's FS. Would that be a better buy since it's newer and support more memory?


Probably, I don't own one of these.
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