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Not sure about it though. I currently have a P35-DS3R and I can get my chip to 3.7 but that's about as high it will go while being stable. Vdroop on this board is not good either, so...

do you think I should get the board? What other advantages could there possibly be aside overclocking?
 

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that board is very good for overclocking and good for the price.
i would recommend it

i bet it has vdroop control and many overclocking features. and it's a gigabyte so it's very stable

maybe better raid, more stable, faster chipset
 

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But do you think the 3.7GHz is the limitation of the chip or the board? Or is there no way to tell? I don't really want to spend £100 to find that I can't get it any faster
 

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Wouldn't it be better to get the UD3P over the UD3R?
 

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I'm going to get the R because I will probably never have 2 GPU's. I have Nvidia at the moment so I couldn't get another one anyway
 

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Originally Posted by Skullzaflare View Post
UD3R has ddr2+ddr3 doesnt it?
why not just get the UD3P?
The UD3R and UD3P only differ by one extra PCI-E and one extra gigabit lan jack. They're both DDR2.

Is it really worth the upgrade right now? A 3.7ghz quad-core is plenty while the software catches up. Better idea is to go i7 or wait for 32nm.
 

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Originally Posted by DUNC4N View Post
I think it would end up being a gamble, and not worth it.

Yes those ud3* boards are great, but there's no saying that you haven't hit the chip limit.

Ask yourself if 200ish Mhz is worth the money. (Guessing on your increase in oc)

Just my oppinion.
I agree thats a pretty good overclock already my guess is you could get to 4.0 with LLC turned on but its not a sure thing. I know the UD3R wont limit your overclock thats for sure
 

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Originally Posted by Skullzaflare View Post
UD3R has ddr2+ddr3 doesnt it?
why not just get the UD3P?
DDR2 only

The DDR3 version is the EP45T
 

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1.275v vid
 

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Do you think I could get it to 4GHz? Bare in mind 1.55v isnt even enough to get 3.8 stable. I'm just not sure if that's the chips fault or the boards?
 
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