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Do you think this would be an upgrade from my current motherboard? Since there's an fsb wall at 428 for p43 motherboards, do you think i could get ym e6320 to around 3.4ghz on a MSI P45 Neo3-FR?
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I had terrible experiences with overclocking on that board. Don't get it.

What is your FSB at with the P43 right now?
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I had terrible experiences with overclocking on that board. Don't get it.

What is your FSB at with the P43 right now?
With pci-e set to 104, the highest fsb i can get is 429 (and with ai suite i can get to 436). With pci-e set to 100, i can only get up to 412.
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Well, I wouldn't expect much more than what you already have out of the MSI. Their P45 boards are all pretty junky IMO.

How much were you going to spend on the board? You could probably get a used E7XXX for the same price and hit about 3.6-3.8 which would be faster than a E6320, even at the same clocks.

That low multi on the E6320 is hurting you bad.
Edited by corky dorkelson - 12/28/10 at 9:47am
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Well, I wouldn't expect much more than what you already have out of the MSI. Their P45 boards are all pretty junky IMO.

How much were you going to spend on the board? You could probably get a used E7XXX for the same price and hit about 3.6-3.8 which would be faster than a E6320, even at the same clocks.

That low multi on the E6320 is hurting you bad.
I have 70$ max. It's all i have right now and im trying to get something before i go back to campus
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I have 70$ max. It's all i have right now and im trying to get something before i go back to campus
Bummer, I just went looking and a used E7200 just sold for $65 shipped here.
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Bummer, I just went looking and a used E7200 just sold for $65 shipped here.
Yeah i saw that, and i literally can't find any exxxx processors being sold (that arent ~120) anywhere
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Would it be a good idea to get an e6600...i could potentially get it to 3.7 ghz... because it has a 9x multiplier
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Quote:
Originally Posted by corky dorkelson View Post
I had terrible experiences with overclocking on that board. Don't get it.

What is your FSB at with the P43 right now?
I had exactly the opposite experience with my old P45 Neo3-FR. I LOVED that board and took it well above 550fsb with my E6550. I think under water it topped around 575 but you need EXCELLENT ram to get there. I know there are screens floating around here somewhere with setting that took me to 500 easily.
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Wolfdale based Pentium's might also be an option:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...atedMark=False

I don't know too much about 775, so don't kill me if I'm wrong
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