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  1. CrAsHnBuRnXp

    CrAsHnBuRnXp

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    So here is my situation. When I originally bought my computer, I had it with gaming and what not in mind. Now that I dont really play games as often as I do anymore, I feel that the computer is WAAAYYY overpowered for what I need/want.

    Here is my dilemma. Should I keep the board and get a new CPU? Or get a new board and keep the CPU? Because at this point, the way the DFI x38 oc options are, they are mad insane. (like the P35 and x48) I dont now what to do with all the options because after a certain point and time, you have to mess with GTL's to get a stable overclock and I dont have the time nor the patiece to do that. And since i dont have the time or the patience, I am not getting the full potential out of this chip. I had it at 3.5GHz 14+hrs prime stable and then yesterday, I started getting blue screens and random game freezes. Tested with prime and all cores failed in under 5 seconds.

    If I get rid of the CPU, what should I get in its place? If I keep the CPU, what board should I get in its place? (that doesnt have GTL's to mess with)

    Thoughts?
     
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    E8400 :toast:

    Speedy chip, but not overkill.
     
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    Yeah I would Agree:

    E8400
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    E8500
    Very good CPU's.
     
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    Well, I would keep the chip. 8400 is great but more of a gaming chip, which you said you won't be doing as much. For most other things, the x3350 is better. I say sell the board and get a nice p35, your not using the crossfire anyway.
     
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    CrAsHnBuRnXp

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    I tried putting my mobo up in the FS/FT/WTB section and got no bites. :(
     
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    farlex85 New Member

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    Aw somebody's gotta want that board. x38s were always in demand I thought. You could try ebay.
     
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    Especially the DFI x38. That was a rare motherboard. Kinda still is.
     
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    What's the model number on it? I have a DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R coming tomorrow.
     
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    Well mine is the LT anyway.
     

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