i mean i could just buy a PCI PATA thing.
Or a x1 card to use those new fangled PCIe slots.
So the P35 chipset is a better overclocker and all around chipset than the 650?
Especially when it comes to overclocking the quads, yes. It may not have as many blue crystals marchitecture bullet points, but I value Intel chipset's stability over Nvidia's not-so-solid track record.
I could totally care less about SLI.
Good, then you are all set on the P35.
so the yorkfield are the new 45nm core 2s right?
Yup. Yorkfield = quad, Wolfdale = duo, Penryn = mobile (also an umbrella term for the whole family of the 45nm chips).
Is yorkfield going to be released in cheap versions
There is one with only 6MB of total L2 cache supposedly costing the same as today's Q6600. Details here
I mean should I be looking for a board that supports it.
The VRMs have not changed, so even the 965 can deal with those.
I am all about going price/performance. I'm not looking to spend 1000 bucks on a CPU.
You don't have to, but you may have to wait a bit. The current rumours are putting the Wolfdales on January 20 and the Yorkfields a bit later in the quarter as they are working on an erratum (now that Intel has one, the DAAMIT fanboys are thankfully shutting up, balance has been achieved).
So the Asus P5n will not overclock a q6600 very well???? Why would it overclock that card any worse than an e4300.
They just do apparently
(same thing seems to apply to the 650 chipset).
All I would be doing is raising the FSB as much as possible. The Asus reportably gets to 450.
The ongoing conspiracy theory is that Intel did not give Nvidia all the info they need, but then again this is not the first time
Nvidia chipsets have trouble forward-supporting CPUs.
In short, stay with Intel chipsets.
The Model M is not for the faint of heart. You either like them or hate them.
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