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Just curious as to which chipset I should look for on an Intel mobo.

Are there any that I should avoid or don't work well with others?

Thanks.
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I must assume you are going to use a CORE 2 duo processor in a new build because you did not tell us what you are trying to do. I would go for the 975 chipset if possible. This MB chipsets will have to most bang for your buck. The one caveat is they are expensive. I would not even look at the 945 chipsets, Via chipsets, or any SIS chipsets. I prefer using Intel or Gigabyte motherboards with intel CPU's as they just seem to have no problems with them. Maybe if they ramp up on production i might look into a Nforce 4 chipset motherboard but when they do come out with one for the core 2 duo i think i would wait to see if there were any problems on the forums before i would buy one. Im running a 945 chipset on a intel 2.4 and a 965 chipset on a intel 3.0 ceder mils cpu and they both work pretty good. I switched from a Via chipset to the 945 chipset on the Intel 2.4 and am much happier with it. The Via chipset did not like some games very well so would lock up.

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sorry about that, but yes, it would be for a core 2 duo cpu.

wow, you weren't kiding when you said they were on the expensive side :whistling:


thanks as always for the help!!

Edited by vraknari, 23 January 2007 - 10:18 AM.

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