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Are cheap motherboards good for overclocking

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August 12, 2012 7:26:46 AM

I have a Phenom II X4 965 BE. I'm just wondering if cheap motherboards are good for overclocking.

I'm looking at the ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS and the Biostar TA970XE. I'm planning on only light over clock (not pushing the CPU to 4Ghz or more).

With what I'm planning on doing would the cheaper board (Asus) do the job? The extra money saved could be used toward a better GPU for gaming.
a c 146 V Motherboard
a c 84 K Overclocking
August 12, 2012 7:46:33 AM

I wouldn't think there would be any problem taking your CPU to 4.0 on the Asus board.
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a c 239 K Overclocking
August 12, 2012 7:56:49 AM

ASUS M5A97 good and other option is ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ will good too and Biostar is like my old board :D 
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August 12, 2012 8:03:28 AM

My bad I meant to say Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS and not the ASUS M5A97. I got the two mixed up. So should I get the Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS or the Biostar?
a c 146 V Motherboard
a c 84 K Overclocking
August 12, 2012 8:16:45 AM

Or that Asus board... no problems I can foresee

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a c 239 K Overclocking
August 12, 2012 8:19:36 AM
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August 22, 2012 4:02:49 AM

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