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I notice that now that most of us have sprung for the expensive MoBo's, Asus has come out with a revision to the P5LD2 that supports the core 2 Duo. Nice market strategy.
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There are many 945 Boards out now that support Core 2 Duo. However, most of them have limited capabilities, like lack of RAID support (The P5LD2, however, does support RAID and does not look bad in my opionion)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131048

There also is an mATX version, which does NOT support RAID
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131044
    
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But how do they overclock, that's the main question.
    
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The P5LD2 has mostly been a decent overclocker (not great, but not too bad either). I just made a correction to my previous post, since I linked to the mATX version, which does NOT support RAID. Link fixed and info added.

I'd see reasonable overclocks, probably not enough for an E6300 (which likes high FSB), but possibly decent for an E6400 or better.

However, the price is a bit high, since the low-end 965 Express based boards are not far off.
    
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Originally Posted by adam144
But how do they overclock, that's the main question.

Not nessacarily. For instance, I bought the P5B Dlx because of it's support for 6 SATA drives in a single RAID array. Luckily, the P5B also overclocks amazingly


And as Chozart states, the 945 chipsets do overclock, but they can not touch the 975 and 965. There was nothing clever at ASUS about this, many motherboard manufacturers have 945 based C2D boards, and all it does is offer more oprions to let more people of varied budgets and needs take advantage of the new CPUs from Intel.
post #6 of 10
The 945 chipset is a pretty decent chipset. I had a few P5LD2's before the Conroe era and they were very solid boards. They will overclock OK, but nothing like what the p965 and the 975x are doing today. If you really want to unleash the potential of Conroe, then I would not recommend this board.
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But if you want a middle of the road Core 2 Duo rig, then this is a nice board for a nice price.
    
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Why does asus always use that ugly orange colour?
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post #9 of 10
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I would not disagree that the the 975 & 965 are superior to the 945, but the P5LD2 is good enough to provide 1.0 Ghz OC for the D805 & D930. Not to bad a performance. I might just try this on the E6400 and see what goes.
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post #10 of 10
I think it goes 945 < 975 < 965.

945 is alright but uses ICH7 instead of ICH8. But that means more IDE...but who uses them anyway?
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