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basically my Q9650 is on the way and im the progress of getting the watercooling at the bottom and i was wondering is the Gigabyte EP45-UD3P the best option as it can hit very high fsbs?

I can hit 470fsb on my P5e X38 but anything above that will get unstable, by the way im planning to get the nb under water so temps shouldn't be a problem.

What do you think?

by the way are there different types of reversions i should be look at?
Edited by munaim1 - 12/16/08 at 3:24pm
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Thats a great board for the price. very high FSB (500+) and get the latest revision
    
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There are no other boards under $400 that can hit 500 FSB reliably with a quad other than the UD3P
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Maybe your Quad could not do more then 470fsb but generally the p45 will OC better then X38. Gigabyte EP45-UD3P would be the MB to get if you want to get a new one.
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Get the Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P. It's epic!!! I have one and can tell you from experience.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Tpk=ep45-ud3p
    
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so thats the best mobo at the moment for overclocking quads?

is there a guide on how to take the nb heatsink off?
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So far its the best mobo for quads and basically duallies. 500+ fsb quads and 600 fsb duos. Just go under the mobo section and look for overclocking the ep-45 ud3p.
    
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so thats the best mobo at the moment for overclocking quads?

is there a guide on how to take the nb heatsink off?
I wouldnt worry about the NB heatsink. The stock cooler is very efficient (as is the copper layer inside the board layers). Robilar ir running a 612 FSB with 35°C to the NB.
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I have 3 of them. The first one I bought, I removed the nb and sb and replaced the TIM. Didn't seem to make any difference in temps at all.

the two ounce's of copper inlaid in the PCB is in part designed to reduce chipset temperatures, something I can confirm after thermal probe testing.

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The UD3P is a amazing board! I have been able to hit some great FSB speeds and OC my old E8400 to 4.6Ghz which is the highest it's ever been. If I had a water cooling setup I am sure I could hit 600FSB for sure.

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