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    Skt 775 mobo advice, please.

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    I'm looking for a cheap motherboard to go with a E5200. My main requirements are 4 DIMM slots, and some basic overclockability, to take the E5200 to about 3ghz. Preferably ATX but wouldn't turn down a good uATX one.

    Budget of below 60 quid, cheaper the better.
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    Re: Skt 775 mobo advice, please.

    The cheapest one I know off is the Gigabyte EP31-DS3L. Many people have got good overclocks with it.
    How ever since it is a P31 based chipset it runs better with 2 of the dimms slots filled and not 4!!

    It is good value for around £53 delivered from Ebuyer:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/148802

    Scan have it also for a few quid more!!

    According to the compatibility lists it will work with your E5200!!

    Edit!! It can only take up to 4gb of RAM!!
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    Re: Skt 775 mobo advice, please.

    I think almost all mobos will take an e5200 to ~3ghz quite safely. Seems that 4 DIMM slots is the main criterion to fulfil, seems these are quite thin on the ground. I know some have 4 slots but have issues with using 4 DDR modules, so I can't recommend any mobo in particular. Are you looking to run 8gb RAM?

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    Re: Skt 775 mobo advice, please.

    I think that the main issues are whether you can lock the frequency of the PCI-E bus when overclocking and whether their will be any issues with the SATA when you increase the FSB.


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    Re: Skt 775 mobo advice, please.

    Cheers. I was looking for 4 dimm slots for future upgrading to 8gb but I'm beginning to think that's a bit superfluous when buying a cheap mobo for the present, especially if they run better with only two sticks of ram.
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