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Asus Intel P965 Motherboard 533MHz (Socket 775)

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Despite the advertised price here... is this a good motherboard for my following components:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Conroe (2.13 GHz / 1066 MHz FSB / 4 MB L2 Cache)
GeForce 8800 GTS (640MB DDR3)
G-Skill RAM (2 GB PC2-6400)

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The P5B is one of the best and proven boards out there. However, it's strange that it has 533MHz. I don't see any of the models on newegg only supporting 533. I'd get one that at least says it supports 800.

I think this is it on newegg. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131030 It says it supports 800 MHz. I bet you just have to update the BIOS. But, it has the ICH8 south bridge. I'd check and make sure it supports what you need. You might want the P5B-Plus with the ICH8R southbridge (probably supports different/better hard drive configurations?).

I'd recommend getting the RAM with the 1.8-2.0V rating. Intel's P965 chipset ... well just read this..

Notice: Only DDR2-800 memory supporting JEDEC approved 1.8V operation with timings of 5-5-5 or 6-6-6 is supported on Intel Desktop Boards based on Intel 965 Express Chipsets.

Edit: If you already have the memory, it would probably work even if it's the 2.0-2.2V. Just have to change the voltage in Bios to 2.0V. (I think?)
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Originally Posted by Boggs
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Despite the advertised price here... is this a good motherboard

Frankly? Yes! and No!

This right here would definitely be a better board: ASUS P5B-Plus

Or, if you want to go for something newer and perhaps even better, the ASUS P5KC would be a better choice.
Why? Newer chipsets and support for 45nm CPUs.
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I have a asus p5b-vm.. i am new to the overclocking scene. i also have a celeron d processor.... anyone can help me with overclocking?? do i need a floppy disk drive to update the bios.. and is it good to use clockgen to overclock? it says i have overclocked to 3.024 with the clockgen program..but my bios says 2.92.. my stock speed is 2.66... on bios i upped the speed to 2.92... but then i used clockgen and it is up to 3.024..pc wizard says my clock speed is 3.024 and so thos sisandra...what u guys think?
Kingjude-> I dont think the vm series supports overclocking..You might consider using a 'pad-mad' for your Celeron, to boost its default speed.

*and yes, clockgen is a pretty good Windows OC program, though BIOS is the only way to run for 24/7 use.
i was gonna get a graphics card.. nvidia gforce 8500gt sonic... xpertvision sells them already overclocked..what u guys think of that one?? and how do i go through the bios to overclock? i am stuck at 147 through the jumperfree config... when i go up to 148 it turns off and on again but doesnt fully boot.. i dont even see the asus screen
Could be a # of things..CPU vcore, RAM, NB strap..PSU..anything. Kinda hard to say.
P5B is a great series of motherboards. just make sure you get one with the ICH8R southbridge.
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