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December 9, 2009 9:43:15 PM

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I have a 3.0 Slan3 Malay QX9650 (never used) (L742A758) and am interested in using it in a new computer but have had trouble finding a motherboard. Any recommendations for motherboards that are currently available?

I don't do games, just web and data base development, email and internet.

Thanks

Elton

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December 9, 2009 9:54:19 PM

Thats a socket LGA 775 cpu, so there are quite a few motherboards out there that support it. Pretty much comes down to how much you want to spend. If you tell me your budget I can pick you out a nice one.
December 9, 2009 10:51:54 PM

I was planning on ASUS Rampage Formula X48 motherboard for $200 but so far everyone I've ordered from is out of stock.

As stated I don't game but I do a lot of image updating, lots of layers in the 5,000 x 5,000 pixel resolution range and a reasonable amount of multi processing with Access, word, excel, real time stock trading, website uploading, etc..

I ordered and received VGA xfx GeForce GTS250xydfc Video card, 4 GB (2 x 2GB) GSK F2-8500CL5D memory & WD VelociRaptor SATA 3/0 Gb/s disc drive before I found out the Rampage wasn't available.

Hopefully this isn't a huge problem.

Thanks for offering to assist. :wahoo: 
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December 9, 2009 11:42:00 PM
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The GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P/R are pretty good boards for 45nm Quads. I also like the DFI LanParty UT/LT p45/x48 boards with their server grade digital pwm's.

But really most any good p45/x48 board would suit you quite well.
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December 10, 2009 2:14:37 AM

The Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P is a great choice and would work fine with all of the parts you've already ordered.
December 10, 2009 10:13:04 AM

+1 for the GA-EP45-UD3P. I have that one and overclocks superbly!
December 10, 2009 11:52:46 AM

ancient_1,

Thanks for the recommendations. Is the GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P/R a good board for a non OCer? I understand about half of what I see in the BIOS and how to overclock isn't in my knowledge base. I'm reading where lots of OCing has been somewhat automated to help guys like me.

So if this board will work right out of the box and some OCing achieved by a novice then I'll get it ordered.

Again thanks for the help.

Also thanks to Bige420 and Stupido.
December 10, 2009 1:18:55 PM

It will work out of a box...
December 17, 2009 12:16:59 PM

thanks to everyone for the suggestions. I purchased the GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P with 4 GB (2 sticks) of G.Skill (2x2GB) of DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) memory.

Installed the CPU & cooler and the memory and tried to start it up. It just kept rebooting. Decided to switch memory from Bank 1 & 3 to 2 & 4. This eliminated the problem. Next problem was getting the SATA 300 GB disc to partition and run with Win7. Partitioned and formated in a different computer and was able to get win7 to install.

After add'l memory testing I've found that switching the memory sticks fixes the reboot problem. When stick A is in DDR2-1 & stick B is in DDR2-3 it reboots at least several times before loading. Switching the sticks so B in in -1 and A is in -3 it loods without rebooting. Either stick alone will work in any of the memory slots and both will work in any order in -2 & -4.

Other than the reboot problem which seems to be some sort of memory stick difficulty I'm pleased with the board.

Again thanks for the advice.
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