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Advice on Mobo for Core-i5-3470

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by paulb100, Feb 7, 2013.

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  1. paulb100

    paulb100 Thread Starter

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    I wondered if anyone could advise if H61 Chipset board (cheap £40 boards) is good enough too run the Ivy-Bridge Core-i5..? im sure it can as the boards advertised as 22nm Core-i chips - I just wanted to make sure thats all

    Iam wanting a mATX board with SATA3 and 1600Mhz RAM Compat.

    thanks
     
  2. Simba7

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    DDR3-1600? I'd suggest saving and getting a Gigabyte board. They're good, reliable, and rather well built. I have a few here that are slightly overclocked (Phenom II X3 720 BE @ 3.2GHz, Intel Pentium E5200 @ 3.75GHz) and have been for over a year without issues.

    Looks like you want their GA-H61M series.
     
  3. paulb100

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    Gigabyte are my first choice too - i like their Ultra-Durable Tech - the thicker copper for less resistance and better cooling etc, thing is you pay a little bit more for Gigabyte when compared to other boards
     
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    actually ive just read somewhere that you cant use any 6 series boards with this processor without first updating the bios with a 32nm CPU in first...is this correct?

    i dont have the page now but he said 7 series boards only?
     
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