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Jsunn
11-12-08, 11:55 PM
Hello All,

I was looking to get some input on what you think is the best motherboard for my new E8500. I am currently running an eVGA 680i-T1 board and I think it is time to upgrade. I am not planning on switching to the i7 any time soon and I don't think I will go SLi or Crossfire any time soon.

I need a good overclocking MoBo.

budget ~$200+

thanks for your help!

-Jason

mullet
11-13-08, 12:53 AM
ASUS P5E Deluxe (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131317)

Wolken007
11-13-08, 02:50 PM
ASUS P5Q Deluxe
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131297

Jsunn
11-13-08, 05:08 PM
what about gigabyte boards?

Wolken007
11-13-08, 06:08 PM
what about gigabyte boards?


I have a Gigabyte P35 board, and it worked great. I don't know about their P45 chipsets or X48 chipsets. Personally, I like the options that the ASUS bios gives you. There are many more options to tweak and the values can be adjusted in smaller increments.

mullet
11-13-08, 09:12 PM
Yeah this is why I picked the P5E Deluxe, mature bios and its the solid P5E but with X48 chipset vs X38.

john19055
11-19-08, 11:59 AM
How high will it overclock on that 680i motherboard and does the bios update let you have the 9.5 multipler.

Jsunn
11-19-08, 12:25 PM
How high will it overclock on that 680i motherboard and does the bios update let you have the 9.5 multipler.


The highest stable I can get is 3.5GHz. I can set the 9.5 multiplier but it really hasn't helped. I seem to have a FSB hole from 1501-1720 (won't even POST between those values).

From 1720-1750 will boot into windows but I get BSOD in games.

3.5GHz is the only thing stable in games... I think it is the MoBo holding me back.

-Jason

john19055
11-21-08, 01:43 AM
Yes it sounds like your mother board is holding that E8500 back since most of them will do over 4gigs .

Absolution
11-21-08, 11:38 AM
See my sig :D:D


100$ less, and 2 more SATA ports, dual gigabit, firewire on the mb and backplate. A ton of USB ports.

Jsunn
11-21-08, 12:14 PM
Since I started this thread I have done a lot of research on the UD3P board from GigaByte. I am pretty sure this is what I am going to be getting.


Thanks for your input!

-Jason

Destroy
11-23-08, 09:49 PM
See my sig. Ran at 4.1Ghz for a while then had boot to Vista64 crashes after less than month. Down to 3.8Ghz 24/7 with zero issues. Prolly could do more but don't need the HD corruption hassle at this time.