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post #11 of 18
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What's wrong with either of those? Looks like a cool ITX board and mid-range enthusiast board to me.
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I have a DP55KG and it seems to overclock just fine. I have an i3 540 on it @ 4.4Ghz.
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A lot of them can't be overclocked,and that is the worst thing.They also can be very picky with ram.I have built many systems with them and they worked great.

I would never consider buying one for myself,but I do think that some of their cheaper boards are pretty rock solid.
Picky with RAM? In what way? If the board requires DDR3, then will any DDR3 w/ 240 pins work?
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post #14 of 18
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A lot of them can't be overclocked,and that is the worst thing.They also can be very picky with ram.I have built many systems with them and they worked great.

I would never consider buying one for myself,but I do think that some of their cheaper boards are pretty rock solid.
I learned that on my C2Q build. The Intel board I picked was extremely picky with RAM and voltages and didn't OC well at all. I didn't know much when I bought it and I assumed a board made by the company who made my processor would be the best choice.

I will admit it was a decent looking board, if that matters at all and I'm sure Intel boards are reliable but like someone mentioned before, probably a lot less features.
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Picky with RAM? In what way? If the board requires DDR3, then will any DDR3 w/ 240 pins work?
Just because RAM fits in the slots, doesn't mean it will work as you'd expect.
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post #16 of 18
meh, don't overclock well and quite expensive. Dont think I'll ever recommend one.
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post #17 of 18
Lets see.. The last Intel mobo I owned was the D865PERL-K.. which I purchased in 2004. I use it in my HTPC and it's still rock-solid stable today. I think Intel makes fine boards.
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post #18 of 18
I had tons of post issues on my dx58so, but that's just one particular model.

They're usually great for entry level computing, and in some cases overclock pretty good, but if you're overclocking, I highly suggest looking at a different brand such as asus or gigabyte.
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