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Old 02-07-2009, 08:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-G31M-ES2L LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

budget overclocking mobo, for my E8400 possibly?

Is this a good one yes, no?
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it probly wont get a e8400 to 4GHZ+ but it will probly do a 1GHZ oveclock on it.

this one will get you to 4GHZ+

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP43-UD3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

but will cost a little moar
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im not going to 4GHZ+ ill maybe go to 3.6GHZ, that much speed to me is just unneeded for what i do
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then the first board will most likely get you to 3.6GHZ, but there are no guarntees. each chip and mobo overclock differently.
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it probly wont get a e8400 to 4GHZ+ but it will probly do a 1GHZ oveclock on it.
Contradicting yourself there . 3GHz + 1GHz gives you 4Ghz.

Both of those boards are good. Should be able to do 3.6GHz on the G31 chipset. I know I've done it.
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The g31 is a low end chipset so don't expect much on the feature side. it should be ok at overclocking, but again don't expect any miracles. You get what you pay for.
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I remember looking into that board for a friend's build. On average they do overclock very well but in games at the same clock speed it was like 5% or 7% slower than a p43/p45 or something like that.
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Yep that's purely because of the Northbridge dario.
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Contradicting yourself there . 3GHz + 1GHz gives you 4Ghz.

Both of those boards are good. Should be able to do 3.6GHz on the G31 chipset. I know I've done it.
i know i am slow sometimes. what i meant was, dont expect to get over 4GHZ.
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I wouldn't expect to get very far with that board. I'd bump up your mobo budget a little more and look to spend like 100ish on one.
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