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with oc'ing

I need a mobo for a F@H rig
and I might get a new one for my sigrig with an x48 chip set and ddr3
and use the ix38 for the F@H rig
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 7/30/11 at 8:58pm
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What chip are you going to overclock? If it's your Q9550, I would rather get a P45 chipset. Does phenomenal with Wolfdale or Yorkfield CPUs (high FSB).

I can see switching to a board with DDR3 considering how cheap it's been in the last year. 4GB can be had for less than $25.
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yup my Q9550
I do have an ddr3 kit from a old am3 system
I can't find any good p45 mobo's with ddr3

but I would like 2 16x slots so that leaves me with x48/x38/790i mobo's


EDIT: I can hit 4ghz with my ix38
but with a NB Vcore of 1.6v
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 7/30/11 at 9:07pm
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There are some DDR3 P45 boards but the majority of them are EOL or discontinued. Either look for used boards or migrate to a newer platform (LGA 1156 or 1155).
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They're about the same for overclocking. Both need alot of NB volts.
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post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by SimpleTech View Post
There are some DDR3 P45 boards but the majority of them are EOL or discontinued. Either look for used boards or migrate to a newer platform (LGA 1156 or 1155).
LGA 1156 and 1155 are out
cuz I want to keep my q9550 for folding and don't have the $ for a LGA 1156 or 1155 set up
I did the math and a SB setup with cost me about 400$ and my C2Q if more then what I need for day to day stuff and gaming
if I where to sell my q9550, that be the way I'd go


EDIT:
looks like there about the same but x48 is just a little better
thanks for the info
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 7/30/11 at 10:13pm
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The X48 chipset will perform better in gaming!
Had one, and loved it!

To bad about the P45, that would really be a good one for ya!
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The X48 chipset will perform better in gaming!
Had one, and loved it!

To bad about the P45, that would really be a good one for ya!
I plan to add another card for F@H and gaming
so p45 is a no go
it would have to be x48 or 790i
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Not sure who you like, but I had 2.
The first was a GA X48 UD3, and had a bunch of problems.
I sold it, and got an Asus, and that one was rock solid.
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Not sure who you like, but I had 2.
The first was a GA X48 UD3, and had a bunch of problems.
I sold it, and got an Asus, and that one was rock solid.
if I get a new mobo for my sigrig and not a older one for the spare part rig
it's going to be ether a ix48 gt3 or a Asus Striker II Extreme
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