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nice job!
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Very nice work and great details!
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Hey thanks for the tip and the link straight to new egg! But when I was there.... I saw this...
Notice: Only DDR2-800 memory supporting JEDEC approved 1.8V operation with timings of 5-5-5 or 6-6-6 is supported on Intel Desktop Boards based on Intel 965 Express Chipsets

This doesn't mean my 4-4-4 ram won't work does it?
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no, it will work. they list stuff like that, but all you have to do is change the settings in BIOS.
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Very nice job Woowowowoza....

I still can't decide between P5B Deluxe and P5N32-E
Me either... I feel like buying a P5N32-E SLI board myself just to test it. Currently testing this Biostar board to check it's 500+ FSB claim (currently waiting on BIOS update for multiplier)

@SaII -I'm working on that currently, this will be edited into my post eventually.

@Ihatethedukes -PM me with your SS' of the board + your thoughts of the board/more info you would like to share with us. Thanks.

@knickfan5745 -I would directly link the boards to Newegg, but I don't really want to sponsor Newegg with my posts.
    
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Me either... I feel like buying a P5N32-E SLI board myself just to test it. Currently testing this Biostar board to check it's 500+ FSB claim (currently waiting on BIOS update for multiplier)
http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...i-vs-p965.html
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I would have chose the P5B-Deluxe, because it's proven. I think the 680i boards are very good, but aren't flawless as the P5B is.
    
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Quote:
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I would have chose the P5B-Deluxe, because it's proven. I think the 680i boards are very good, but aren't flawless as the P5B is.
I did.

Quote:
Originally Posted by PaulDovi
The P965 (P5B Dlx) is the winner, I decided this because:
  • P5B is about $140 cheaper than the P5N32-E
  • P5B will not require extensive after market cooling
  • P5B offer more stability, higher voltage, better BIOS, and is tried and true.
  • I really don't need SLI
Aside from some amazing enlightenment about the 680i, I will be ordering a P5B over the weekend.
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post #29 of 141
Seems to me that you or anyone, would want to get board that will accept the new Quad Core and the FSB of 1333. Then you will have a board that you can upgrade to Quad Core later. Just my thoughts. As the P5B is on that list. http://usa.asus.com/news_show.aspx?id=4892
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I heard quadCore didn't show that much improvement. Is that true? Anyway that's like a year or more away for me based on the cost. But this is a motherboard thread so i'll get back to mobos..... Cgrado.. what settings would i have to change? Are they difficult?
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