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Hello OCN for once more..
this time i want to ask some question reffering to a system's mobo and ram. Due to my recent missfortune on buying a faulty EP45-UD3R, i returned it and got money back, but never seen this again at any shop in my country..so i decided to move on and not wait any more for those rare mobos..i found today an Asus P5Q3 Deluxe Wifi with a gift 2GB Asus DDR3 RAM at 1333 MHZ for 110 €. I think this is a good deal as i get to also upgrade my cheap 667 DDR2 ram to better ones..so straight to the point:
1)Is the Asus P5Q3 Deluxe a good mobo(besides, its a P45 chipest upgrading from my EP31-DS3L? Does it overclock good? What are the buttons on the mobo for? Can this compare at the UD3 giants from Gigabyte?
2)Will i see any good difference between 667 DDR2 and 1333 DDR3? I read somewhere that DDR2 vs. DDR3 is not big deal...
3)If i want to install 4 RAM sticks on my mobo..will this be a quad channel? Or two independent dual channels? So if i use those 2GB of 1333 DDR3 from Asus and buy an extra 2GB of 1333(or higher) from Kingston to make an overall of 4GB will i have any issues?
Thanks in advance dudes
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The Asus P5Q is a good board, the "3" refers to the DDR3 I believe... But its one of the better P45's. Runs right behind the UD3 as far as max FSB is concerned. And will be a much better clocking board than your current one..

As far as ram is concerned, I would recommend get a set of 2x2GB rather than run 4 sticks. Overclocking with 4 sticks of ram is sometimes tricky..

The ram will only run in dual channel, even though its triple channel ram. and 2 or 4 makes no difference. The only time it changes is if you have 1 or 3 sticks, then it will only run in single channel mode

You could find a good set of G.Skill 2x2GB 1600 with low cas latency for good price right now.
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The Asus P5Q is a good board, the "3" refers to the DDR3 I believe... But its one of the better P45's. Runs right behind the UD3 as far as max FSB is concerned. And will be a much better clocking board than your current one..

As far as ram is concerned, I would recommend get a set of 2x2GB rather than run 4 sticks. Overclocking with 4 sticks of ram is sometimes tricky..

The ram will only run in dual channel, even though its triple channel ram. and 2 or 4 makes no difference. The only time it changes is if you have 1 or 3 sticks, then it will only run in single channel mode

You could find a good set of G.Skill 2x2GB 1600 with low cas latency for good price right now.
the thing is that i want to put to use the RAM im getting on the bundle with the mobo..or shall i sell it if i can?
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How do you know the ud3r was faulty?So many people return good working boards.
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How do you know the ud3r was faulty?So many people return good working boards.
4 bent pins on the LGA socket, 2 broken.......no post, no boot, no beep and no BAM(fortunately ) .....!!!
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the thing is that i want to put to use the RAM im getting on the bundle with the mobo..or shall i sell it if i can?
Yeah I would just sell it, go on ebay and search for it see how much it sells for...

I would think you could sell it and get 2x2gb and in the end it will cost the same, maybe even less then keeping it and buying another 2x1GB kit...


Plus you can get better ram, that board will run 1600 native and 2000Mhz OC...

Not sure where you shop over on your side of the pond, but DDR3 is pretty cheap right now, specially the 2x2GB 1.65v ram, you can get a really good kit for around $65 US here..
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Yeah I would just sell it, go on ebay and search for it see how much it sells for...

I would think you could sell it and get 2x2gb and in the end it will cost the same, maybe even less then keeping it and buying another 2x1GB kit...


Plus you can get better ram, that board will run 1600 native and 2000Mhz OC...

Not sure where you shop over on your side of the pond, but DDR3 is pretty cheap right now, specially the 2x2GB 1.65v ram, you can get a really good kit for around $65 US here..
couldnt u please explain what does it means to run 2000MHZ in OC mode?
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It means if you buy DDR3 2000 you will have to manually set it to run at that, the board wont just recognize it and boot up... It will boot up and run it at 1600 or 1333 until configured in bios to run differently. You may have to make some voltage adjustments as well

I would recommend getting 1600MHz with a low cas latency tho, 1600 vs 2000 is usally an even race due to the different cas latency..
1600 cas 7 = 2000 cas 9, and you would barely see any advantage in normal PC use..
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post #9 of 10
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any more opinions on the mobo?is it a good deal?
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post #10 of 10
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does also anyone know what are those buttons on the motherboard? looks like an On/Off switch?! what is their use?
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