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Old 01-03-2007, 08:41 PM   #1
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i need 2 decide on a motherboard for my build and ive been looking at these 2.

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...753&CatId=2438

http://canadacomputers.com/index.php...413&cid=MB.157

i kno that overclocking would be better on the asus board but i dont plan to OC.

im just wondering which of the 2 would be more stable and reliable.

ive also heard that certain boards only take ram at "specific voltages". what does this mean?
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Old 01-03-2007, 09:08 PM   #2
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Both are good, but note that you can get the Asus board for 25 USD cheaper from Newegg:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131070
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Old 01-03-2007, 09:13 PM   #3
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They both look like great boards but personally I would go with the Asus board because I have one and in my experience it has been very stable and reliable. Plus Asus is a very good company and I have never heard many bad things about them.
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Most intel boards won't let you in BIOS, so go with the ASUS.

Freestyler: Newegg doesn't ship to CA, so he can't.
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Old 01-03-2007, 09:32 PM   #5
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Oh, and to answer your voltage question: 965 chipsets are JEDEC compliant, meaning they only take RAM that runs at 1.8V. Both of those boards are 965 chipset, so make sure your RAM is at 1.8V (example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820211064 )

I've heard rumors that it will run at 1.9v sticks, but its not worth the risk.
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Old 01-03-2007, 11:14 PM   #6
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ok so how can i tell the voltage of ram?
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Old 01-03-2007, 11:25 PM   #7
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on my board the Asus P5B Deluxe, I've heard after the new bios update, you can put in any ram you'de like you just need a stick of 1.8V ram to boot it up and then flash the bios...
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but how could you tell the voltage of the ram?
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ASUS is the Waysus
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If you're not overclocking, then I would go with whichever one has the features your looking for. Both companies make very good boards. I would go with the Asus personally, because if you ever decide to overclock in the future, then the Asus would be the way to go in this situation. Another one to consider is the Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3.
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