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Which is the better motherboard?

I got an ASUS P5DL2-VM:

MSI G41M4-F:

Which one is best for these specs, and also I'm using this for a gaming setup:

1.86 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Zotac Geforce GT 430 1gb
600watt psu
WD5000 500gb HDD

It would nice if I didn't get recommendations to get other hardware and would just get an answer and why, thanks :D .

P.S: should I upgrade to 64-bit? I know I should, but I still want to keep my stuff.
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    Unless you run programs which need 32 bit, there isn't any real reason to use that OS. I would personally prefer the Asus board (I won't go into total upgrade). Since the I/O's are identical but the Asus board does support more memory modules (whether it supports more actual ram I don't know but I would believe so). Everything else seems equal.
  2. Thanks, that's what I thought. They both support up to 8 gigs of memory. Do you know which is a better for OCing?
  3. I have never played with clocks on an MSI board and a quick glance through the mobo manual didn't leave me with the impression much, if anything, can be OC'd that mobo. (I may have missed it though... but I don't think so - I looked through the BIOS section pretty good)
    The Asus board does support OCing.
  4. Yeah...but this is the thread about the ASUS board:

    That's why I bought a new one. I think I'm gonna return the MSI one then. Any you would recommend? I got a $50 budget for the mobo.
  5. Ahh, I say, realizing the issue. We do not explain how to bypass/reset passwords here (as you've probably already found out) but a quick google search should provide you a few options to get into your BIOS.
  6. Yeah, I know this ain't the topic, and I understand. I've done researching myself and no luck. Maybe I will just return the board and buy a new one. Do you have any recommendations for the mobo though?
  7. Just looking at NewEgg's availability, I'm kinda drawn to this one if it were for me...
  8. Yeah I looked all over newegg. I might have to go with that one. Too bad its not ddr2z oh well. Thanks for the help. I appreciate it :)!!!
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