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G41 chipset DDR3 or P43 chipset DDR2 For C2Q 9650

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July 9, 2012 12:51:29 AM

Hello Everyone.. I know its time to talk about 2nd gen i series but im still stuck with oldies.
I got an intel quad core q9650 3.0 Ghz processor and im looking for a motherboard and only motherboards available in my area are either g41 chipset DDR3 or P43 chipset DDR2. I know with with p43 chipset i can easily go with overclocking. But my question is which would be better if i don't do any sort of OC. My gpu is HD 6850 and mostly ill be using after effects and photoshop. Sometimes also do some gaming.

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July 9, 2012 6:38:28 AM

If you are not going to overclock, go with the G41 because DDR3 RAM is so much less expensive today.

You may be able to squeeze out a 10% overclock with a G41 using a Q9650, but I doubt if you can get much more.

The only other problem with the G41 (besides the limited FSB freq) is that you will have only 4 SATA ports instead of 6 or 8.
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July 9, 2012 5:09:37 PM

jsc said:
If you are not going to overclock, go with the G41 because DDR3 RAM is so much less expensive today.

You may be able to squeeze out a 10% overclock with a G41 using a Q9650, but I doubt if you can get much more.

The only other problem with the G41 (besides the limited FSB freq) is that you will have only 4 SATA ports instead of 6 or 8.


Thanks. But there is one more thing which is the use of Graphic card. i have sapphire HD6850 and i have seen that in most P43 chipset boards we get pci x16 2.0 slot while all in G41 the its PCI 1.0, Now will they make a difference with my card as its an mid range card. I also play games sometimes with friends like Battlefield 3 or CoD.
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July 10, 2012 10:12:07 PM

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July 10, 2012 11:25:31 PM

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