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Which MoBo for a Quad Q9300??

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November 9, 2011 4:50:00 AM

Hi,

I have to replace my MoBo and get a new one for the Inter Q9300. Do you have any suggestions for a reliable motherboard maybe with X38 so I can make use of the Corsair 1600 RAM?

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November 9, 2011 5:19:52 AM

go for the asus p8z68 it has 2x16 pci-e slots for sli and it has a great contribution in the feild of mobos
November 9, 2011 5:21:43 AM

eliast said:
Hi,

I have to replace my MoBo and get a new one for the Inter Q9300. Do you have any suggestions for a reliable motherboard maybe with X38 so I can make use of the Corsair 1600 RAM?


X38 motherboard doesn't support the memory type you've listed , you need to go a notch higher and get the X48 chipset to add Corsair 1600 MHz DDR3 memory and 2X PCIe2.0x16 slots ( SLI or CrossfireX , maybe ;)  )

Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_chipsets#Core_2_chip...

Do you plan to use your system for maybe , two more years ?? . If no , donot spend the money on a dead socket like the LGA 775 . You would be better of with a SandyBridge platform .

Please list your full specs so that guys can help you . GL :) 
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November 9, 2011 5:31:33 AM

assassin123 said:
go for the asus p8z68 it has 2x16 pci-e slots for sli and it has a great contribution in the feild of mobos


Tell me this is a bad joke .

Z68 supports only the LGA1155 socket a.k.a SandyBridge . Do your field work dude :D 
a b V Motherboard
November 9, 2011 6:35:41 AM

Only G41 chipsets support DDR3 RAMs on LGA775.
November 9, 2011 6:46:01 AM

oky he is right
November 9, 2011 7:19:46 AM

scapegoat_44 said:
X38 motherboard doesn't support the memory type you've listed , you need to go a notch higher and get the X48 chipset to add Corsair 1600 MHz DDR3 memory and 2X PCIe2.0x16 slots ( SLI or CrossfireX , maybe ;)  )

Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_chipsets#Core_2_chip...

Do you plan to use your system for maybe , two more years ?? . If no , donot spend the money on a dead socket like the LGA 775 . You would be better of with a SandyBridge platform .

Please list your full specs so that guys can help you . GL :) 


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Right! Specs are as follows:

MB: Asus P5E3 Deluxe Wi-Fi AP @n
CPU: Intel Core2 Quad Q9300 (2.5GHz)
RAM: 2x2GB DDR3 Corsair PC3-10700H (p/n: CMX4GX3M2A1600C8)
Video: NVidia 9600GT (512MB)
HDD: WD7500AADS (750GB Green)
PSU: Corsair HX650W (650W, prof. series)
CPU cooler: CoolerMaster Sphere
DVD: 2xLG GS20NS10
Screen: 1xDELL U2211H (full HD), 1xFujitsu-Siemens L22W-8 (1680x1050)

The problem is that the Asus MoBo has decided to retire :)  so I need a replacement for the rest

a c 94 V Motherboard
November 9, 2011 8:10:05 AM

My x38 foxconn board supports DDR3. The P5E3 like the OP had (P35 board) also supported it.

I'd get whatever cheap P43/45 board newegg has. Not really worth it to spend too much on this.
a b V Motherboard
November 9, 2011 8:21:05 AM

Checked Wiki and found that many LGA775 boards did in fact support DDR3. Maybe these boards came as in as a later revision when DDR3 became popular and many people were still on LGA775!

X38, X48, X58, P43, P45, G41, X58 and others. Coz the last time when i checked some of these chipsets did not have DDR3 support
a c 94 V Motherboard
November 9, 2011 8:28:05 AM

x58 is not S775. P35 originally supported DDR2, but DDR3 was later brought over on some higher end boards. I didn't check that wiki link, but if it says no P3x boards supported DDR3 it should be changed...
a b V Motherboard
November 9, 2011 9:18:52 AM

Sorry about the X58! Got carried away by the X's! :) 

I am saying last time i checked most of the LGA775 chipset did not support DDR3. I am guessing they came in later. Wiki is updated!
a c 94 V Motherboard
November 9, 2011 9:26:04 AM

I can tell, you listed the x58 twice! lol
November 10, 2011 4:08:47 PM

I need an X38 or an X48 to make use of the fast RAM, but it seems there is nothing out there. Any suggestions for stock shops to order?
a b V Motherboard
November 11, 2011 5:57:02 AM

If you dont find it on newegg.com then its very difficult to find it anywhere else. Try Ebay, Amazon.
a c 94 V Motherboard
November 11, 2011 9:27:24 AM

Memory controller should be the same for all of those. x38, P45, x48, etc. Only the older 965 boards have a different controller.
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