I'm not going to tell you which board to get. But I'm more then willing to provide you with some info that will help you make an informed decision. I own an ASUS board BTW:
Note* the UD3 series has the highest DDR2 ram OC at 1658...
Here is Robilar's thread with links to XS:
671 FSB with dual core and DDR2 1400
Here is a quad core at 500 FSB
Originally Posted by boostedevo
Ballistix 8500s D9s work just fine for me. Board is 100% stock, air cooling. Mem is 2.40V set in BIOS (haven't measured real).
I wanted to get to cold benching this weekend, but have the flu, so that might need to wait til next week unless I can at least muster enough energy to drop the single stage on it. Picking up DI or LN2 tomorrow isn't likely at this point, but I'll post results when I get them.
Originally Posted by nugzo
I've had this board up and running an hour. I previously had 2-Striker 2 Formulas, 1-MSI P7N diamond, 1-EVGA 780 FTW,
2- Maximus 2 formulas and 1- Rampage Extreme.My goal was a Q9650 4500Mhz 500x9 on Air. None of the other boards could do it.
Closest stable was 490x9 with the MIIF. I've only had 1 BSOD with this board and it only took an hour for the beginnings of an oustanding OC session.
This is what i call FUN! I've booted into windows at 533X8
only to get my 1 and only BSOD after 10-15 seconds.
That was with no extra voltage over what i'm running now. I'll be checking for max FSB Next.
Thanks to napalm for some bios settings.