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So I'm itching to upgrade my mobo.

I currently have this motherboard: http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product...17943(ME).aspx

I really can't stand it anymore.

-It's ugly
-Does not overclock well as many other boards
-Has Huge Vdroop/drop
-On top of all that, I am a conquest to get all Blue coloured parts in my computer (Stupid yes I know, but I feel like it )

@ The vdroop: This is terrible, when I set my bios to 1.6Vcore In windows it is 1.576, which then droops down to 1.544 on Full load. It is really stunting my ability to OC my chip to its potential.

This board also has an FSB wall of 425MHz, it is the max I can go, anything more will result in system hangs.


With all that being said, would it even be worth it to upgrade my motherboard for the overclocking gains? Tell me what you guys think.

Would I be wasting my money getting a new mobo?

I was thinking maybe to the new Gigabyte EP45-UD3P?
Or maybe just grab a EP35-DS3L someone is selling off?
Even maybe a EP43-DS3L?

Keep in mind that I'm also looking for something not too expensive and blue in PCB colour. *In Canada as well.
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post #2 of 18
this is easy...

your first choice EP45-UD3P

its hands down the best gigabyte board out currently in terms of overclocking. It's just a monster. Many have reach 500+ FSB on it and you could crossfire later.
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The UD3P is the board you want! I love mine.

500FSB is simple! I hit 575FSB on air without much effort!

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post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by maddux View Post
this is easy...

your first choice EP45-UD3P

its hands down the best gigabyte board out currently in terms of overclocking. It's just a monster. Many have reach 500+ FSB on it and you could crossfire later.
Yep, s'what I've been hearing.

And on impulse, I've just ordered it =D


Thanks guys, +reps
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post #5 of 18
lol wow i would have said getting a dfi or p5q pro but i dont know to much about intel boards lol either way you got a nice looking board!
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The UD3P eats my Asus P5Q Deluxe for breakfast in the overclocking department. In fact, it also beats my 3 X48 boards as well.

Other than having less lanes for crossfire, its a far superior board to any other LGA775 board on the market.

BTW, it also set a world record with DDR2 ram recently.

Check out my guide for the board once you get it. We have a number of members posting excellent advice and results.
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Originally Posted by Slappa View Post
I really can't stand it anymore.

-It's ugly
-Does not overclock well as many other boards
-Has Huge Vdroop/drop
-On top of all that, I am a conquest to get all Blue coloured parts in my computer (Stupid yes I know, but I feel like it )

@ The vdroop: This is terrible, when I set my bios to 1.6Vcore In windows it is 1.576, which then droops down to 1.544 on Full load. It is really stunting my ability to OC my chip to its potential.
First thing that came to mind was that you have a gigabyte board, but I see that you don't. You are right though, that board is damn ugly. Strangley enough, I don't find the UD3P ugly. I think that it has to do with the pwm and nb cooling. It makes up for the rest of the funny colors. On the other hand, I couldn't stand how my ds3l looks.

I tried to do the all blue thing, but on my dads computer. I was trying to get the cheapest video card that I can find, but it had to be blue. I think I went with an hd3450 from sapphire for like $25.

That vdroop is bad but I think mine is worse. Yesterday I tried for 3.7ghz, set vcore to 1.6 in bios. Under load in windows it dropped to 1.50v
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you all beat me to it... great choice on the UD3P
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you all beat me to it... great choice on the UD3P
so eric when are you going to practice what you preach and get a UD3P? lol
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so eric when are you going to practice what you preach and get a UD3P? lol
If I didnt have a WCing setup already custom fit to my Rampage Formula, and wasnt busy with Finals, I might have already switched. I've been thinking about switching from to a TRUE. But I might switch within the next month.
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