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October 28, 2010 9:21:43 PM

Hi all,

I currently have an ASUS P5N-T Deluxe motherboard and I'm running an Intel Q9450 and 4GB 1066 memory.
Basically, my PC keep freezing and its been narrowed down to the motherboard. To stop it from freezing I constantly have to keep underclocking my CPU and memory and it's gotten to a stupid point now so I just need to change it.

I need 2 PCI-E slots and atleast 1 PCI slot and obviously it has to support a Q9450 (socket 775) and 4GB of 1066 memory .
I'm looking to spend up to about £90-£100 ($140-$150). I mainly use my PC for games (CSS, COD etc). I'm not looking to overclock (maybe in the future so may be a nice feature but not necessary).

I don't know whether it's wise to get another ASUS motherboard again due to the problems I've had with this one?
Anyway, would appreciate any suggestions as to which to get and if you need any more details just ask.

Thanks in advance all,
Myles

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October 28, 2010 11:35:49 PM

Yes sorry I forgot to mention that, my memory is DDR2. I did look at the P5Q but I'm wasn't too sure as it's an ASUS motherboard (like my old one) and I don't know whether, as it's the same manufacturer, I could have the same problem?
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October 29, 2010 12:11:15 AM

I have to agree Maziar on the ASUS recommendation. Even though it is ASUS, it is a "newer board" & chipset that has a good history of being a great overclocker. In my LGA 775 days, the below board is what I recommended and used for most builds. My LAN buddy still used one today & is going strong.

ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo
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October 29, 2010 9:18:58 AM

If you have had a problem with a specific board,it doesn't mean that brand isn't good.
ASUS makes great motherboards.Here are some reviews
http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cpu_mainboard/p45_sh...
http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/asus_p5q_deluxe...
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/motherboards/2008/05/2...
http://www.trustedreviews.com/motherboards/review/2008/...

The P5Q Pro that tecmo suggested is also good.
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November 8, 2010 1:13:43 AM

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