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Tr1cK
03-11-08, 10:25 AM
Should I ditch it now or just wait and rebuild with all new including CPU? I might be able to squeeze a better OC of my current chip out of a new board. SLI is not planned...ever.

ViN86
03-11-08, 10:34 AM
tbh id probably wait for the next socket. if the next intel socket lives as long as the LGA775 has, it should offer a very good upgrade path. only problem is you will need to get DDR3.

Libertysyclone
03-11-08, 10:57 AM
If you are not planning on updating until Q408/Q109 then I would wait.

Like Vince said there will be a new socket next year, I would put my money into a new GPU later this year rather than a new mobo.

DDR3 should come down then end of this year early next year.

jolle
03-11-08, 11:39 AM
If you are not planning on updating until Q408/Q109 then I would wait.
Doesnt that, by definition, mean that you ARE waiting..

stevemedes
03-11-08, 12:12 PM
i think i might wait for nehalem

Libertysyclone
03-11-08, 01:35 PM
Doesnt that, by definition, mean that you ARE waiting..

I was referring to a major update, Full system.

Lenin
03-11-08, 07:57 PM
Just wait a little longer for P45 :D

Dazz
03-12-08, 07:46 PM
As you have a 8800GTS 320MB i don't think the extra clock speed would help you too much. If you are wanting to buy a new board to overclock you might as be better off just getting a new CPU instead and overclock it. A new board will not garentee you a higher overclock. I replaced my board but the max FSB attainable is still 388MHz, however with these E4300's i have noticed once you get past 3GHz you really need to crank the voltage so you will need high end aircooling (eg Thermaright 120Ultra) or better yet watercooling.

Tr1cK
03-12-08, 08:25 PM
I have a Tuniq Tower. I also get more voltage droop than I would like under load.

I was hoping to eliminate the voltage droop and possibly hit 400x8 instead of the 333x9 like I currently have. RAM 1:1 would be nice. I notice a ton of FSB holes with this board as well.

I had an Asrock board before and all utilities showed it ran cooler than it does now with the stock cooler instead of the Tuniq. I don't see how the cooler can be the culprit unless it's defective, must be the board.

nekrosoft13
03-12-08, 09:25 PM
if it works, no reason to change

mythy
03-12-08, 09:51 PM
meh P5K Deluxe

methimpikehoses
03-12-08, 11:38 PM
I think you are overestimating your wang.

Tr1cK
03-13-08, 07:46 AM
I think you are overestimating your wang.
Merwang needs luvin!

crainger
03-13-08, 08:35 AM
Should I ditch it now or just wait and rebuild with all new including CPU? I might be able to squeeze a better OC of my current chip out of a new board. SLI is not planned...ever.

Just wait. I love my 650i. Been surprisingly stable, even with a quad core. ::D: