Originally Posted by thirdshiftdj
Both are good choices. X48 runs alittle on the warm side but has a great memory controller. P45 runs cooler but has a weaker mem controller. Both will hit the same FSB but I'm giving the edge to P45. It's not unheard of to see 600+ on a dual or 525 on a Quad. Basically like you said it comes down to looks. As far as wcing just leak test it by tripping the psu to run overnight.
I was reading this link here:
actually it was a link to another forum, and in the back of my mind I didn't know if tech forums would be okay with that =P
Tripping a DC pump sounds pretty intense
I knew a guy in highschool who stuck a paper clip in a wall socket and was kinda setting it off, and one time he did it, it scorched the crap out of his fingers. (no affiliation)
Achieving 525x9 would be pretty intense, the highest my quad's ever seen (I really think it's mostly the rams fault in the past) One reason I am making the switch to this board is because I want a solid OC'ing board...
I previously had Crucial ballistix PC2-6400 sticks, on my P35-ds3r and would be lucky to maintain 388x9 on casual use with a tuniq tower.. granted I've currently switched to corsair dominators PC2-1066 and haven't attempted to OC much with those, I'm not certain this board could handle much with that... though do you think making the jump to one of these boards and possibly a WC system could widen my possibilities?