Which is the best gigabyte chipset to buy Intel core 2 duo 2.9Ghz ?

I am planning to buy upgrade my processor from core 2 duo 2.2Ghz to 2.9Ghz.. currently I am using Intel D945GCNL motherboard.. I would like to buy a Gigabyte motherboard. I have checked the gigabyte site, there's seem to be lots of choices and different chipsets. can anyone recommend the best gigabyte MB for core 2 duo with DDR2 and DDR3 RAM.. also i will be using a Nvidia graphics card. please recommend some MB's and graphics card.

If anyone can suggest a good configuration including MB, RAM and processor, I'll be glad.

thanks..
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  1. If you are upgrading all the things you might as well go all the way and build a modern Sandy bridge system, maybe this could be a starting point http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.619710
  2. ^+1
    If you happen to live near a Microcenter you could:
    Asus P8H67-M LE-R3 LGA1155 mATX Motherboard $100
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0358077
    i5-2400 CPU $150
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354590
    HyperX 4GB DDR3-1333 (PC3-10600) CL9 Dual Channel Memory Kit (2x2) $50
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0360523
    Total = $300
    Makes me wish I lived near a Microcenter! :)
  3. For a core 2 duo you want a p45 chip mother board if you can find one.
    I believe P43 and P41 are still readily available.
    The mother boards that use both DDR2 and DDR3 ram can only use one matching pair or the other, so you have four slots but two must remain empty.

    They are not reccommended for other reasons.
    The upgrade above (provided your opporating system allows) makes WAY WAY more sense.
  4. hi,

    Thanks very much for all your replies. I live in India. do You think the mentioned MB's are available in India. I checked with one of the dealers here, he said P45 is old board. he recommended me H55 and P55 and M2V. do these MB supports core 2 duo.

    please suggest some good nvidia graphics card under 3000 rupees..
  5. No, they do not.
  6. You should be able to find new stock P45's in India. I work in Saudi Arabia and I can still find a fair assortment of Core2 motherboards using DDR2 RAM.
  7. The core 2 duo is an older chipset.
    The Gigabyte P45 is a prefered socket 775 board. Asus is good.
    Hopefully the 2.9 chip is inexpensive.
  8. which asus chipset do you recommend for intel 775 socket ?

    IS this config good enough for gaming ?

    Asus motherboard with AMD processor and Nvidia graphics card 1GB.
  9. I am relatively new to this.
    There is a checklist of questions required. They approximate.
    What is your budget?
    What monitor resolution will are you at and expect to be?
    What do you have now and what do you expect to upgrade soon.
    Will changing the motherboard require a new operating system?
    What games do you play and what do you want to at what resolution.
  10. Asus doesn't make chipsets. And if its a lowend Asus board with a slow AMD single/dual core CPU with a 1GB GT220, then no. It wouldn't be a good gaming build. Reply to walterm with whats available to you. I have on idea whats available in your area.
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