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Which is the better motherboard?

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May 11, 2012 12:19:23 AM

I got an ASUS P5DL2-VM:
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5LD2...

MSI G41M4-F:
http://www.msi.com/product/mb/G41M4-F.html

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

WIN7 PROFESSIONAL 32-bit
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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a c 160 V Motherboard
May 11, 2012 1:28:36 AM

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.
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May 11, 2012 1:55:43 AM

Thanks, that's what I thought. They both support up to 8 gigs of memory. Do you know which is a better for OCing?
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a c 160 V Motherboard
May 11, 2012 2:19:18 AM

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.
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a c 160 V Motherboard
May 11, 2012 2:52:20 AM

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.
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May 11, 2012 3:01:32 AM

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?
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May 11, 2012 4:20:40 AM

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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May 11, 2012 3:46:37 PM

Best answer selected by Chengc1.
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a c 329 V Motherboard
May 11, 2012 5:22:09 PM

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