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I am thinking of making the move to an Intel chipset, they run cooler and OC better. I do not know anything at all about them, which does everyone prefer. I was thinking P35 as it seems the most popular. Suggestions?

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P35, and for crossfire its X38.
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P35, and for crossfire its X38.
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X38/X48 is probably better, but its kinda new. A mature chipset like the P35 is likely your best bet.

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From the research I have done on the two, It seems if you want to OC go with the P35's if you want a little more of a future proof board or are going to use Crossfire go with the X38's. (The X38's OC very well to, just seems the P35's do it a little better)
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X38/X48 is probably better, but its kinda new. A mature chipset like the P35 is likely your best bet.


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P35 it is thanks guys that is what I was leaning towards but wanted to check with all of you first.

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Here is a comparison of the 2 chipsets. But like Marin said, P35, or X38 crossfire:

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The newer chipset acquired XMP (Extended Memory Profiles) technology support. It is somewhat similar to Nvidia EPP (Enhanced Performance Profiles) Intel introduced for DDR3 SDRAM. In fact, it implies SPP extensions with information needed to use these memory modules for overclocking needs. Corresponding profiles added to the SPD bear the info on frequency, voltage and timings settings.

These are about the only differences between X38 and P35. However everything we have just mentioned turned out more than enough to require significant changes in the North Bridge of the new core logic. Of course, it affected the heat dissipation in the first place. The Intel X38 North Bridge features 36.5W typical heat dissipation, while the same characteristic for Intel P35 equals only 16W. Although the new chipset is manufactured using pretty up-to-date 65nm production process, the high TDP forced Intel to equip the chip with the same type of a heat-spreader lid that we have only seen on CPUs and server chipsets before.

Intel X38 chipset costs $50, which is about $20 more than the price of Intel P35.

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