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Well either my CPU or mobo is dead, and I dont want to replace either because both are old tech anyway, so i've decided the best route to go would be to upgrade to Core2 Duo. Any Objections to my list?

Here is what I've picked put:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813130098
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115015
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820231065
post #2 of 17
I would pick Gigabyte over MSI:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128050

And of course, for $20 more there is the Asus P5K:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131180

Not sure if the extra $20 is worth it though... the Gigabyte board looks very nice to me.

Otherwise, obviously excellent choices. You'll enjoy it!
    
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What would the differences between the 3 boards be? I've had experiance with MSI before and I've met few people who ASUS have let down, but GIGABYTE doesn't seem to be up there with me. Besides the heatpipe cooler on the MSI seems fantastic.
I want to get my CPU to roughly 3.0Ghz if not higher, I've got a lapped Big Typhoon ready to omount on whatever board I choose.
post #4 of 17
MSI is generally a solid board, but not well known as a good overclocker.

On the Intel side, ASUS rules (compare with DFI on the AMD side), with Gigabyte currently as a close second.
    
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gigabyte FTW!!!!! you should be easilly over 3ghz with that cooler.
    
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Asus it is! What is the FSB wall (approx) that these boards hit?
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I've heard that 500MHz is EASY, and that some boards have hit 600 (!).

I think the strap is even at 500MHz.... but let someone who has the board confirm that....

I mean... I want one myself!!
    
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Asus is definitely the recommendation from me. I have Gigabyte P35 and I wish I could go Asus for the outstanding OC capabilities.. =(

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I've heard that 500MHz is EASY, and that some boards have hit 600 (!).

I think the strap is even at 500MHz.... but let someone who has the board confirm that....

I mean... I want one myself!!
Thats sick! And Whats the default multi on the E620 again?
I'm drooling right now..
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E6320 you mean? has a multy of x7

With luck (and a good chip), I can see 3.5GHz for you.

The asus board (and the chipset) really shines with Quad cores also.
    
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