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Old 01-08-2008, 10:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Motherboard opinions - 45nm support?

Basically wondering if this is a decent board. Pretty cheap and it seems to do everything.

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 (rev. 2.0)
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I was originally going for an Asus until I picked up a vibe looking around that their cheaper boards aren't that great.


Also, I need to know if it supports 45nm cpus. It says it does here

Supports Intel® Core™ 2 multi-core and Intel 45nm processors
but under the supported CPU thing it doesn't have any 45nm chips listed.... :\ RAAH

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Total budget?

If you want full blown 45 nm support without a shred of doubt save up for an X48 board. IM not sure if any are for sale atm.

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I'm not too concerned about it being full blown 45tn support, just so that it actually runs.. I was going to get a standard Core2 Duo E6750 2.66Ghz (Conroe 1333mhz) Processor but today this 45nm chip popped up on the site for pretty much the same price. It is also a 3.0ghz instead of 2.66... I assume that even without full 45nm support this CPU is a little superior.

As for budget I'd like to stay at $200AUD for the mobo, which this motherboard sits comfortably in at $179AUD

At the moment the three components I'm buying are Mobo, CPU and RAM. These are the parts I have selected.

Intel Core2 Duo E8400 3.0Ghz (1333mhz) Processor, Dual core LGA775 45nm 6mb cache

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3-V2 LGA775 M/B, 1333FSB, PCI-E x16, PCI-E x1, 3x PCI/PCI-E x1, 6x SATA, GigaLAN, Audio

Corsair Twin2X 2048MB 240-pin DDR2 XMS2-6400 Twin Pack (2x 1024mb sticks) w/heat spreader, 4-4-4-12

any thoughts would be great thanks this components research has been doing my head in.
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