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Old 04-11-2009, 08:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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what do i look for in a mobo for good overclocking/overclocking at all?
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It depends, mostly chipset is where you wanna look. What processor are you looking to overclock?
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the intel E5200 im just fine tuning my build lol. i dont wanna spend 100$'s on the Mobo itsself so i was looking in the range of 50$-$100 give or take, if that helps at all
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The less you spend on a board the less you'll be able to get in terms of oc'ing potential. I'd look for a p45 board, definitely an asus, msi, dfi, biostar, or gigabyte for manufacturer. You can sometimes get a pretty good board open box for cheap.
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open box? and im not planning on doing alot. deffinatly take it from 2.5 ghz to 2.8-3 ghz thats it nothing spectacular
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open box is just a board that was bought on newegg, then returned. It isn't a DOA board so you just get it for cheaper. Even so I'd rather have a good solid mobo then a cheap one.
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i wouldnt know how to find that ? and these P45's are really expensive
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Not all of them. If you're using newegg, you can just search for open box stuff and also search for p45.
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