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Is it time for me to get a new motherboard? I am using a ASUS P5W DH Deluxe board but i am going to get a new CPU either a Q6600 or a E8450 as well as a new GPU but i am wondering if i need to upgrade my motherboard?
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There is no such thing as the E8450 but there is the E8400, and yes it supports the Q6600 and E8xxx with the latest bios.
     
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There is no such thing as the E8450 but there is the E8400, and yes it supports the Q6600 and E8xxx with the latest bios.
Yes sorry i meant the E8400
I know they are supported but do i need to upgrade to get better performance and overclock?
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It is suprising, but the P965 chipset has been OCiong the 45nm chips really well (some of the ASUS boards are getting 600 FSB)! I would update the bios, then get the CPU you want and see how well it OCs.

Intel 45nm Overclocking: How to reach a high OC
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When the Wolfdale was launched, everyone jumped on P35 motherboards, resulting in a mass of people shouting out the words 'FSB Wall'. Just for fun, some others broke out their old trusty Commando and popped the E8x00 in. Surprisingly, a lot of people reported to go over 600FSB on air cooling!

After a lot of research, it turned out that the GTL+ voltage levels were better tuned for the Wolfdale processors. At first, this might come across as a little bit quirky, because the P965 is older than the P35. Well, think like this: the P35 was tuned for excellent Conroe performance and might have been too tuned for good Wolfdale overclocking. The P965 was only an update for the bad overclockability of the i975X.

We asked Asus to send us a Commando to test out how good the board actually is.
The ASUS Commando (P965) did 664 FSB!
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Is it time for me to get a new motherboard? I am using a ASUS P5W DH Deluxe board but i am going to get a new CPU either a Q6600 or a E8450 as well as a new GPU but i am wondering if i need to upgrade my motherboard?
Definitely upgrade your mobo. The P5W has been a fantastic board but it's a 3 year old 975x chipset. If you get a quad your max FSB will be 333Mhz. People are topping out on it with an E8400 around 380 FSB. If you try and run 400 FSB you have to severely underclock your Ram.

I've been using the P5W for the last year and loved it but compared to X38/48 it's showing it's age. Remember the P5W was out before dual core's were even released .

Have a read through the last couple of pages of the thread on XS below and you'll see it's starting to really struggle with newer 45nm CPU's:

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=110193
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