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Okay, i just posted that i was going to rebuild my computer since i got a Tuniq Tower 120. Well, i took my motherboard out and got it ready for the tower and noticed that some processor pins were bent and some broken...tried to bend em back but they broke, so i came to the conclusion that since it was a crappy non overclockable intel board, that i need a new one. My tax return got here today and i am ready to spend some on new parts. I need a GOOD overclocking motherboard: Intel; ATX; 2 or 3 pci slots; 1 x PCI Express x16 for my GFX Card; good onboard sound; compatible with my Power Supply DEMON Silver Chrome 480 Watt.

Also, when helping pick my motherboard, tell me if i should upgrade my RAM, since i have as of now 2 x 512MB DELL 533MHz RAM.

Thanks for the help!
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I'd say, sell the 540 and get a 920/930/940 (whichever you can afford) along with a P5WD2-E Premium.
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I'd say, sell the 540 and get a 920/930/940 (whichever you can afford) along with a P5WD2-E Premium.
I dunno...rather than upgrading that much i'd rather wait till next generation stuff comes out probably....just buy a good motherboard that will work and just OC this processor. Any idea on a good motherboard to overclock the 540? Something under say 150 dollars?
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Well, I didn't want to say a REFURBISHED: ASUS P5WD2 Premium ($137), because I may have found a buyer for my 2nd rig and build a new 2nd rig using a refurb P5WD2-P, but that's what I'd recommend for your budget.
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I dunno...rather than upgrading that much i'd rather wait till next generation stuff comes out probably....just buy a good motherboard that will work and just OC this processor.

Go for a P5LD2, about $100. No reason to spend more than you have to to just run for a few months until you build a new system.
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Go for a P5LD2, about $100. No reason to spend more than you have to to just run for a few months until you build a new system.
Yup i was looking at that board and was definately considering it. Do you know if it overclock pretty well?
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P5LD2 boards overclock just fine. With a good cooler you will have lots of fun and there is no need to get rid of the 540. I would say that you will very likely get to ~3.8 - 4.0GHz with that chip/board and good cooling.

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P5LD2 boards overclock just fine. With a good cooler you will have lots of fun and there is no need to get rid of the 540. I would say that you will very likely get to ~3.8 - 4.0GHz with that chip/board and good cooling.

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Thanks for the help...not really sure why i opened a new thread 2 times for the same thing...but thanks both times lol...gonna go buy a P5LD2 right now.
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OH...to overclock to 3.8GHz or 4, would i need faster ram than 533 since the board will go 677? Or can i run dividers and get away without having a bottleneck?
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Having run with dividers all along I would say if your budget allows get the fastest RAM you can afford. Slow RAM is def a bottleneck on a hyper fast CPU.
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