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    Cheapest and most value for money board to run Pentium D.. Office use really..

    Cheapest, most reliable.. as title..

    It needs to house a Pentium D 945 3.4Ghz dual core..

    From Scan please..

    EDIT: And best if comes with onboard VGA
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    bumpage
    Me want Ultrabook


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    How about something like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave87 View Post
    How about something like this?

    Dave
    Just beat me to it.
    Im using that board with a P4-3.6. Been fine so far
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Agreed ^^

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    Hmn.. how about the 4 slot DIMM equivalent?

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=443860

    Whats the main difference other than the 2 extra DIMM?
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    Just by looking, doesn't the 4 dimm version support higher memory speeds as it has it written on the board?

    The 2 dimm version has 533 and the 4 dimm 667 if I'm not mistaken. And a quick look at the Tech Spec says the 4 dimm version has a higher FSB (1066) although not sure if that makes much difference with the P4 D 945
    "I've heard there is a common problem with this item from forums" - If you read some forums they believe Elvis was abducted by aliens, doesn't mean it's true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sawyen View Post
    Hmn.. how about the 4 slot DIMM equivalent?
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=443860
    Whats the main difference other than the 2 extra DIMM?
    Well, it has DVI out for a start; and if you're planning on using it with a flat panel that supports DVI, I'd argue that that made it worth the extra, regardless of anything to do with memory.

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    Hmn.. I have heard some i945 chipsets do not work well with the D9x5 processors? Just a rumour really.. anyone mind to corroborate or links to show otherwise?
    Me want Ultrabook


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    Quote Originally Posted by sawyen View Post
    Hmn.. I have heard some i945 chipsets do not work well with the D9x5 processors? Just a rumour really.. anyone mind to corroborate or links to show otherwise?
    Mines fine and ive never heard of an issue !
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
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