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For around $50-$75 now? Are 775 boards still in production? I'm looking to overclock my E6400, and was wondering what should I do. Invest in a motherboard or go ahead and buy a Hyper 212+?
    
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Some 775 motherboards are still in production, but due to low demand they're not that cheap. If you look in the FS section here, however, there are 775 'boards left right and centre.

Have you tried overclocking on your current board? I managed to get my E6400 to 2.66GHz just by bumping the base clock to 333MHz from 266MHz. No voltage tweaks required. My motherboard is known for being one that pretty much can't overclock, not sure about yours though.
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Yeah its definitely possible. Look for a P35, P43 or P45 based board and you're pretty much set
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Yeah its definitely possible. Look for a P35, P43 or P45 based board and you're pretty much set
Go with the GA-EP45-UD3P series, or any varient thereof. They are the best 775 boards out there and since no new 775 boards are being made, probably ever will be. Stay away from P43, they have a FSB wall at around 433. P41 isn't really good for OC'ing quad cores, but will work for lower FSB chips.
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Go with the GA-EP45-UD3P series, or any varient thereof. They are the best 775 boards out there and since no new 775 boards are being made, probably ever will be. Stay away from P43, they have a FSB wall at around 433. P41 isn't really good for OC'ing quad cores, but will work for lower FSB chips.
Corrected to avoid confusion

Yeah, the UD3P is pretty much the best overclocking board out there. They can be had for $90-110 on here.
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Stay away from P43, they have a FSB wall at around 433. P41 isn't really good for OC'ing quad cores, but will work for lower FSB chips.
First of all, he has a Dual Core. Second I don't recall anyone mentioning P41 in the first place.
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Yeah, the UD3P is pretty much the best overclocking board out there. They can be had for $90-110 on here.
lol I was about to do the same thing

OP look for a P35 or P45. Don't bother with the UD3P's unless you find one in your budget because they can be pricey.
here are a few to look at:
DFI LanParty DK P35
Gigabyte P35-DS3L

Almost any P45, just look around to make sure there aren't a lot of people complaining about them. Biostar, ASUS, Gigabyte, and DFI have some good ones
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Really for a good board new it'll be expensive. Check the for sale forum here I would just look for a decent P45 board and you should be able to max that chip.


Heres a nice X48 DFI Board for $80
http://www.overclock.net/main-compon...0-g-skill.html
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First of all, he has a Dual Core. Second I don't recall anyone mentioning P41 in the first place.
Misread. It happens. I'm human.

Dual Core = Lower chip then quad core, last I checked.

To the OP: I'd try OC'ing with your current board first before looking for a replacement.
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Your motherboard is fine imo. Why buy a new one if your current one is working? I'm pretty sure that board overclocks just fine. You don't need a UD3P or any other motherboard just to overclock an E6400. Invest in a better cooler and overclock that chip.
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