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Hi
I was going to buy gigabyte P35 DS3R mobo, but thought I could wait a while and pick up the new E8400 CPU. Now, what kind of mobo works with this CPU. I assume the DS3R will not? Does it have to be a X38 mobo?

thanks

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post #2 of 13
My EVGA 680i A1 runs it perfectly.
I couldnt be happier.
I simply updated the bios and its been going strong since.
And Ive been running it at 3.83 the whole time.
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post #3 of 13
get a 680i... Don't get a Maximus(x38) cause people having lots of trouble finding a decent bios..
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post #4 of 13
What's the problem with the bios that comes with the Maximus? Is there something wrong with it?
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post #5 of 13
lot of people having problem with the new 45nm's
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post #6 of 13
So can't you just get a new BIOS from www.asus.com ?I thought the maxmimus is 45nm approved?
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post #7 of 13
there's a new beta bios 1004; not listed at asus. People are getting better results with their 45nm's.

Here's a nice read.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=168119


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post #8 of 13
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I have to ask, the 680i wasn't something I never thought about. I was looking to sticking to asus or gigabyte mobo's as this is my first build and want to buy most reliable mobo.

If this is the mobo, I wonder if there is any benefit between having a evga 680i and E8400 Vs. P35 DS3R & E6750? I play flight sim which is more CPU dependant than graphics.
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post #9 of 13
So if I buy a Q9550, it wont work with my Maximus Formula with the original BIOS that it comes with???
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p5k premium...........FTW
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