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Best mobo for a E6400?

post #1 of 7
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i have a choice between 2 mobo's for my new E6400 and i need to know which is better...

a GA-965P- S3

or

a GA-945P-S3??

i was told the 965P would be better, but why?

please some advice, maybe on the difference between the two.

some would be good - thanks all
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post #2 of 7
The 965P is just a better overall chipset. You can OC much further with it. And i believe the 945P does not support things such as RAID. If you wanna run a CPU, go ahead and get the 945P, but if you wanna OC and have more things to work with, get the 965P. The 945P has less features than the 965P, basically.
post #3 of 7
Yeah, It lacks a lot of options...and the 945 chipset isn't notorious for overclocking. I also believe the DDR2 standard is a little lower...

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post #4 of 7
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thanks for the info guys...

considering the fact that i am new to OCn and my whole purpose for becoming an addict to the site is overclocking, i think i will take both your guys advice and go for the 965 chipset...

thanks again...

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thanks for the advice re: my avatar Fatal05.. where can i read the TOS for the site..

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post #6 of 7
The 945 chipset is the predecessor of the 965.
It features a max DDR2 speed of 667mhz compared to the 800mhz of 965. Overall the 965 is the better choice.

But to pick the ultimate E6400 I would pick a Asus P5W DH Deluxe, 975X. Its on my wantlist
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post #7 of 7
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just one problem with that though... i don't like Asus...

why do you think the Asus is so good?
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