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Motherboards for overclocking
B82R3S 
19/8/08 9:28:46 PM
Titan

I know this thread could sit in mobo's and ram but its about overclocking so im putting it here :)

Anyway after buying a P5B deluxe under the impression it could run high FSB's and being wrong and then getting a P35 DS3 which could not oc untill i got a new nb cooler and increased the power i figured i should get a informed decision.

If i was after a mid range board no SLI with the ability to run FSB's of 450ish what would i be looking at, not interested in replacing the cooling system and all that though.

Oh yeah wit hthe P5B i will admit it was partly my fault, at that point i did not know how to combat vdroop sucessfully. I could have increased the northbridge voltage but i didnt know if the cooling would allow for it and i wasnt interested in doing any resistor mods, i just want a board ready to go right from the start.

Cheers
Julius

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Debian Etch | AM2 X2 3800+ | 1GB DDR2 667 | 1.5TB Raid5 (4x500gb) | 1TB of corrupted Data =S

Tech-Kid 
19/8/08 9:35:20 PM
Champion
MSI P45 Neo3 FR / Gigabyte P45-DS3 / Asus P5Q

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B82R3S 
19/8/08 10:03:34 PM
Titan

Lol i put it in the wrong area again -.-

Does the DS3 have a ok cooler?

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Debian Etch | AM2 X2 3800+ | 1GB DDR2 667 | 1.5TB Raid5 (4x500gb) | 1TB of corrupted Data =S

Tech-Kid 
19/8/08 10:09:03 PM
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Well it IS a P45 so it should definitely overclock well. Or invest in a DS3P or DS4P :D

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TheFrunj 
19/8/08 10:10:18 PM
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Quote by B82R3S
I know this thread could sit in mobo's and ram but its about overclocking so im putting it here :)


So you put it in CPUs and Cooling? That makes heaps of sense :P

And yeah, the P45 chipset doesn't make oodles of heat - the Gigabyte EP45-DS3 that I tested for the mobo roundup in issue 93 didn't get warm at all under load, or even overclocked.

That is without any extra NB voltage, but even just the normal case airflow will be able to handle that.

/my 2c

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SceptreCore 
19/8/08 10:14:16 PM
Guru

That's not what he asked Tech-Kid!

But judging by this photo, I'd say... mmm yeah it's ok!
http://www.giga-byte.com/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2843

BTW TK, how is that MSI P45 of yours working out for ya!?

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B82R3S 
20/8/08 12:11:57 PM
Titan

TheFrunj: Thanks :)

Yeah its just because the stock P35-DS3 heatsink was a small aluminum thing which was held on weakly with two pressure pins and a small thermal pad. By replacing the cooler i got much better and more stable overclocks. Im not interested in buying another nb cooler when i get the next mobo.

**edit**

Yeah thats the kind of heatsink i had on my p35 board :(


Edited by B82R3S: 20/8/2008 12:12:20 PM

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Debian Etch | AM2 X2 3800+ | 1GB DDR2 667 | 1.5TB Raid5 (4x500gb) | 1TB of corrupted Data =S

Tech-Kid 
20/8/08 12:30:19 PM
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Quote by SceptreCore
That's not what he asked Tech-Kid!

But judging by this photo, I'd say... mmm yeah it's ok!
http://www.giga-byte.com/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2843

BTW TK, how is that MSI P45 of yours working out for ya!?



God I haven't even bought it yet. So poor :(

They're $142 at MSY. Anyone want to buy one and report to Atomic how it goes? :D

It's got a few downsides though. Only 4 phase power but it does have a phase or so for the chipset. Will it affect stability?

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osama_bin_athlon 
26/8/08 8:05:34 AM
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the P5Q is a great board. no heat issues, although I'm running it at 3.84G 24/7. it's as solid as a rock (12 hours ORTHOS). I'm running 2x RAID arrays on the ICHR (5 & 0), a 3870X2, 4G Corsair Dominator 1066Mhz, sb Ausigy, and a DVICO TV card all on XP x64 without any problems - it has heaps of connectivity, which is the main reason I bought it. - it's been running that way for at least 3 months. cost me $155 at MSY.
http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=709&l4=0&model=2164&modelmenu

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Doctor Octopus 
26/8/08 10:44:15 AM
Disciple
The DS3 on the P45 board's cooler is alright, I mean, it's okay. If you wanna get to high FSBs then you need something that as a larger cooler on the north bridge and a cooler at all on the MCH. Thereby, the DS4 would be a great buy, it would be using the same chipset, has a larger cooler that covers more surface area, as well as it doesn't have the backplate that the DQ6 has.

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