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  1. newtekie1

    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    I need a motherboard recomendation.

    Must be socket 775.
    Must support latest 45nm Quads and duals.
    Must support 533FSB Processors.(Celeron D)
    Must be a decent overclocker with modern processors.
    Relatively cheap is a must, around $100 is probably the max here.

    I was hoping for something like a P45 or P35 board, but I don't think these chipsets support 533FSB processors.

    An nVidia 780i or 750i would probably work, but I'm not sure if they support 533FSB processors. The most I can find is claims that they haven't been tested.

    I've got the P5B, which is 965P based, and fits the bill, but I'm not sure how it will handle overclocking modern processors. It needs to be able to get a Q6600 to 3.0GHz, and some 45nm duals up to 3.0GHz as well, I just don't know if it is up to the task.

    I'll probably be testing my 780i board with a 533FSB processor before I make any decisions, just to see if it will work. If it does, I'll just use that, but I'd like some other suggestions.

    Anyone out there with newer motherboards and some old Celerons laying around want to test for me? Or anyone already tried putting older Celerons in newer boards?
     
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    most boards that support 45nm chips dropped support for the older ones. you'd be looking at the 965 or P35 chipset at the newest.
     
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    That is my fear, I wouldn't really mind a P35, those were good boards. I'm not looking to run multiple GPUs, so it wouldn't bother me that the second slot is crippled.

    I am kind of hoping that the nVidia 780i chipset would have some holdover support for 533FSB, since the 780i is just a new revision of the 680i with an NF200. Did the 680i support 533FSB?

    Edit: Just found the CPU support list for all the recent Intel chipsets from nVidia here. Seems they all support the older 533FSB processors. Now I just need to cross my fingers that my eVGA 780i doesn't have some kind of screwed up BIOS that lacks support. Though I think eVGA uses nVidia's reference BIOS...at least I hope...
     
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    most P35's wont run a 533 bus. usually 800 and above only:(
     
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    i dont know any specifics about nvidia chipsets, i was on a Q6600 so i never even looked at them with their known quad issues.
     
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    Thats specifically why I jumped on the eVGA step-up offer to move from 680i to 780i the very first day they offered it. Upgrading to 780i was well worth the $80. The 780i doesn't have nearly the problems with Quads, runs my X3370 at 4.0GHz easily.

    Now I just have to cross my fingers that it works with a Celeron D as well...

    Anyway, I'm still open for suggestions for alternatives, just in case my 780i doesn't work. Or do you all think my P5B would be the next best choice?
     
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    I have the P35 in my specs, but if I was gonna part with it I'd need the RAM and CPU to go with it as well. I've been eying a new AM3 build with a 785G and a 720 for a while, but I just don't have a need for two systems. Anyway, the Asus P5B supports 45nm, right? I'd give it a go with your Q6600 / 45nm dual just to see how it does. Worst thing that'll happen is that you waste some time, but if it works then you saved yourself the trouble of buying another board.
     

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