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My Q8400 runs happily at 4.0Ghz on my P45 with 1.4v.
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Originally Posted by SimpleTech;14409331 
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.

X38 and X48 are very very similar (besides DDR2/DDR3 compatibility) but like SimpleTech said, the P45 is possibly the best chipset for socket 775 there ever was.
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