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  • 82% (14)
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P
  • 17% (3)
    Asus Maximus Formula
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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Well guys, I'm currently looking at either a Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P or an Asus Maximus Formula . Of course, I would like to have the power to overclock the crap out of my sad little processor (see system specs). Overall, which do you think is just a generally better board? All reviews I've read had people jizzing themselves over these boards.
Of course, I'd like to have a new 1366 (or 1156) setup, but I simply don't have the buying power to switch platforms.
So which would you people recommend? UD3P or M. Formula?
 
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post #2 of 13
UD3P all the way. It seems to be generally regarded as the best motherboard for overclocking 775 chips. Although that may just be for quads, I'm not sure
post #3 of 13
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So P45 or X48?
 
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post #4 of 13
P45 for overclocking, X48 for other things like x16/x16 CrossFire/SLI
post #5 of 13
I don't know what board you should go for.. They are both great boards. UD3P is known for high FSB with Quads. Don't know about duals.

I owned a E4300 some years ago. Overclocked nicely up to 3GHz on a Asus P5N-E SLI (nVidia 650i) motherboard. If I remember correctly i maxed out at around 3.3GHz stable. With another motherboard I could probably have clocked it further.
    
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post #6 of 13
Gigabyte EP45-UD3P (UD3R or UD3L if not planning CrossFire) will max out any chip..

Asus P5Q Premium/Deluxe/E models will also max out any CPU,Dual or Quad (over 600MHz on C2Duo with right 1200MHz+ RAM)..

P5Q Pro/Pro TURBO/TURBO will also max out any C2Duo chip (600MHz+) but a bit limited with Quads (see my sig 525MHz FSB with Q9550)..

Also Asus X48 Rapage Extreme and P5E Premium mobos are great OCers,just check HWBot as they are in first 10 ranked on Reference clock chart (FSB) with over 700MHz FSB on LN2 cooling on chipset and CPU..

Check this HWBot Reference clocks ranking

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post #7 of 13
Deffinatly the gigabyte, my old asus striker extreme failed two weeks after warranty asus didn't want to know! the reply i had back from there rma dept was you should upgrade. Like hell i'll buy another asus board,

Looking over forums it seems quite common that there boards are known for failing right outside of warranty.
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post #8 of 13
for that chip any good p35 would do you too as they clock duos like pros

as said dont count mine out either unless you need 2 pci e slots but again they are more for quads, if your not planning on getting a quad and on a tight budget id say a good p35 will suit you and be cheaper.
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post #9 of 13
@Kvswim

My first board was a maximus formula, it's an x38 chipset...(swapped it for a maximus II formula)...

The rampage formula is the x48...
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post #10 of 13
If you go Gigabyte, pay close attention to the memory compatibility list......... I had some real problems with the wrong GSKILL and Crucial choices...........
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