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post #1 of 21
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Ok so i'm buying an Athlon II X3 445 and contemplating on unlocking the 4th core in order to up the value of the processor AND save mucho dinero in the process. Provided that the 4th core is stable and a wee bit of overclocking is thrown in for good measure, which one of the following mobos should i stick to that would keep evrything stable without blowing up. The MSI 760GM-P33, the Gigabyte GA-MA78LMT-S2 or the Asus M4A78LT-M LE ? Just F.Y.I- i don't got the moolah for anything higher!
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post #2 of 21
never get msi mobo's i hear they are terrible and dont last long,gigabyte and asus are both great so just get whichever is cheaper.
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post #3 of 21
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Which mobo would hold up better with a core unlock? The Asus or the Gigabyte? Problem is i've already had a traumatic VRM blowout on an ancient Biostar P4M890-M7 SE which i used to overclock the Core 2 Duo E4500 with the vlotage bumped up to 1.55V.
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post #4 of 21
hard to say because they both have 4 power phases so both would be pretty much the same,but personally i would go with gigabyte,every board ive had from them have been fantastic for overclocking the low end ep41t is great,i got my dual core to 4ghz and it ran perfectly for a year before i sold it for this rig
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post #5 of 21
You cant go wrong with ASUS
post #6 of 21
^ Neither with Gigabyte.
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post #7 of 21
just ignore old MSI boards. Own experience
post #8 of 21
Since I am a gigabyte fan boy, gigabyte.
 
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post #9 of 21
Gigabyte or Asus, both great. MSI used to be great too, but not anymore.
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post #10 of 21
my gigabyte 785g matx without mosfet vrm heatsink has not blow up after almost 1 year of a 965be at 3917mhz abusing with 1.45 vcore

so, yes gigabyte won my heart, also my gtx460 does oc like mad
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