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Which mobo for Core 2 Duo?

By cj20032005 ยท 5 replies
Feb 10, 2007

    RUDEBWOY TS Rookie Posts: 160

    i had that processor and got rid of it for the 2.6 ghz but i must say it does its just its really fast and i never over clocked it btw..and u can get a asus p5b mobo for it which is a pretty decent price.
  2. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    The difference between the E6300 and E6400 is negligable. I'd shoot for the E6300.

    For your motherboard could a reccomend a Gigabyte Technology. Its about $130, a little more than you intended to spend but it really is the best board around.
  3. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    If you want to overclock that processor, the best one would be the E6400, because it has a higher multiplier (easier overclock) than the E6300.
    But if you're really interested on overclocking, the Core 2 E4300 is the best choice, because it has a 9x multiplier, so you can buy a cheaper motherboard, and still be able to clock it around 2.7-3.0 Ghz.

    If you don't want to overclock at all, then you can get the E6300, and this Gigabyte motherboard (I have it, and it's very good):

    Regards :wave:
  4. Chimworth

    Chimworth TS Rookie Posts: 19

    I agree with Wolfram, 6400 is the lowest I would go and for the price it looks like a good set up. Keep in mind that using a P965 board that your're graphics card choice should be ATI, Nvidia fans would want to go with an eVGA 680i.
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    The E6400 has a slightly higher multiplier which means more overclocking headroom. It can be OC'd to ~2.2GHz easily on air and stock cooling and can go higher if u get a custom HSF. I wouldn't recommend the 680i it's a waste of money for features that are meant only for hardcore enthusiasts plus the northbridge gets really hot, really fast. The P965 is a tried and trusted, affordable chipset and the ASUS P5B and GigaByte DS3 are great mobos based on it.
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