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Old August 10, 2009, 01:27 PM
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Default Difference between EP43-UD3L and EP45-UD3L

Well I've been looking at both to use as a value overclocking board for an E6600. Probably 400FSB, maybe a bit over depending how cooling goes (either the Hyper 212 or Corsair H50).

GIGABYTE - Product - Motherboard - Specification - GA-EP43-UD3L (rev. 1.0)
GIGABYTE - Product - Motherboard - Specification - GA-EP45-UD3L (rev. 1.0)

I can't seem to really find anything majorly different between them. Other than the obvious different heatsinks and chipset. Not like either has Crossfire or RAID support. Only thing I can find is that the P45 *might* overclock higher, though 400FSB should be doable regardless as it's "supported" on the P43 via OC by Gigabyte.

Only main thing is the $20 difference between them and well saving money is always nice.
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P43 chipset is a budget chipset, while the P45 is like mainstream if my facts are correct. I'd just go with the P43.

Can the E6600 hit 400FSB?
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I don't even have to look buy the p45 and forget the p43 ^ it's a budget board
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P43 chipset is a budget chipset, while the P45 is like mainstream if my facts are correct. I'd just go with the P43.

Can the E6600 hit 400FSB?
e6600 is good to about 3.4 maybe 3.6 if you have a good chip.

So 400fsb MAYBE possible but your better off aiming for 3.4
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I know it's possible as it's my old chip. It can get up to 4GHz and into Windows, though not totally stable
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I'm running the EP45-UD3L and its a solid board....took my E8400 to 4ghz on air.
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Well I just grabbed a P43. Hopefully it does the job.
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So far the EP43-UD3L has been perfectly fine. Running 333FSB without a hitch, haven't got around to pushing it to 400FSB yet though.

Also runs OSX nicely too, needed to find drivers for the onboard sound and NIC but it was pretty simple so everything works now.
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try for a big overclock a lot of reviews said the board has problems overclocking that's why i said get the p45
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OSX?! How'd you do that?!

Have fun with that board =)
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