Solved Is a G41m p26 board good for overclocking

October 14, 2015 at 14:05:38
Specs: Windows 8,1, Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66 Ghz / 2 gig ddr2 ram
I have a quad core q8400 on an intel motherboard , x2 2gb ram ddr2 to make 4gb.Gigabyte 375w PSU, MSi R 6870 hd gpu all running at default setup. I have o/c my gpu to about 950mhz clock running at 87 degrees celcius at full load. I have one front fan and an exhaust fan at the back, not mentioning the twin forzr on the gpu and processor, psu fans.and I was of an idea of also overclocking my processor. I cant o/c on the intel board so i dont know if i can utilise these motherboard m41 p26 and p5vd2-mx at my disposal. I would also like to ask besides the psu and ram if there is anything else i can do to omprove my gaming, Thanks

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#1
October 14, 2015 at 19:22:16
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The Asus board is out, it does not support the quad plus it tops out below the FSB of your CPU and it is a Via chipset. The MSI board is better and should generally support some overclocking BUT the G41 Intel chipset only supports up to FSB1333 which is what your CPU runs at at stock so there is very little head room for overclocking. In other words, it probably is not worth bothering since you will be limited (others will probably add their opinion as well here). You should look for a motherboard that has the P43 or P45 chipset so you can right off the bat go to FSB1600 with a potential OC of 400MHz x 8 (multiplier) which gives you a potential OC of 3.2GHz. If you can get your hands on one of these boards at a reasonable price then we can go into the details with you.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
October 14, 2015 at 19:32:59
Have you looked at the specs? The P5VD2-MX doesn't support your quad core CPU plus memory runs in single channel mode only.

The G41M-P26 supports your CPU but the board has to be overclocked just to run it at it's default speed. It supports memory in dual channel mode, but it uses DDR3, not DDR2.

Keep looking.


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#3
October 17, 2015 at 13:52:10
Thank you guys for both your inputs but is it worth going for the G41 in the sense of going for 4GB on the DDR3 or its not worth it for now, maybe just wait for the P43 or P45 since the FSB would be at 1333

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#4
October 17, 2015 at 21:07:48
The wider memory bus is a plus but you are then paying for memory also and still not getting the overclock. If you can find a decent P43 or P45 board at a reasonable price then you will get enough advantage to make it worth the effort.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
October 18, 2015 at 06:30:20
And pay attention to which southbridge is paired up with the P41/P43/P45. Stay away from the older ICH7. And if you intend to run a graphics card & have no need for onboard graphics, stay away from chipsets that start with a G (G41/G43/G45).

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...


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