Guide to High End & Pro P35 Motherboards.

 

Although many computer enthusiasts can figure out what CPU is best suited to their requirements simply by comparing various features such as number of cores and frequency, matching them to a motherboard is a much more difficult task. There seem to be countless motherboards for each socket and chipset combination, thus it is often well nigh impossible to figure out which motherboard / CPU combination is the best for you. If you are building a new Intel system, you likely are using a Core 2 Quad or Duo (or Extreme versions of those CPUs), thus you will most likely want a motherboard built around the P35, X38, or X48 chipsets. Here is a list of popular High End and Enthusiast & Professional level P35 motherboards that will suit most computer power users and overclockers.

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HIGH END

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Abit IP35 Pro XE

FSB: 1600 / 1333MHz

Southbridge: Intel ICH9R

Number of RAM Slots: 4 x 240pin

Memory Type: DDR2 1066

Maximum Memory: 8GB

Dual Channel: Yes

PCI Express x16: 1 x PCI-E x16 1 x PCI-E x16 (x4 bandwidth)

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Asus P5K-E

FSB: 1333 / 1066MHz

Southbridge: Intel ICH9R

Number of RAM Slots: 4 x 240pin

Memory Type: DDR2 1066

Maximum Memory: 8GB

Dual Channel: Yes

PCI Express x16: 2 x PCI-E x16 (blue @ x16 mode, black @ x4 or x1 mode)

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Asus P5K-E / WiFi-AP

FSB: 1333 / 1066MHz

Southbridge: Intel ICH9R

Number of RAM Slots: 4 x 240pin

Memory Type: DDR2 1066

Maximum Memory: 8GB

Dual Channel: Yes

PCI Express x16: 2 x PCI-E x16 (blue @ x16 mode, black @ x4 or x1 mode)

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Asus P5KC

FSB: 1333 / 1066MHz

Southbridge: Intel ICH9

Number of RAM Slots: 6 x 240pin

Memory Type: 2 x DIMM, DDR3 1333 / 1066 / 800 MHz, 4 x DIMM, DDR2 1066 / 800 / 667 MHz

Maximum Memory: 8GB

Dual Channel: Yes

PCI Express x16: 2 x PCI-E x16 (blue @ x16 mode, black @ x4 or x1 mode)

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BIOSTAR TP35D3-A7 Deluxe

FSB: 1333 / 1066MHz

Southbridge: Intel ICH9R

Number of RAM Slots: 4 x 240pin

Memory Type: DDR3 1333

Maximum Memory: 8GB

Dual Channel: Yes

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DFI LP LT P35 T2R

FSB: 1333 / 1066MHz

Southbridge: Intel ICH9R

Number of RAM Slots: 4 x 240pin

Memory Type: DDR2 800

Maximum Memory: 8GB

Dual Channel: Yes

PCI Express x16: 3 x PCI Express x16 slots (PCIE1 at x16, PCIE3 at x4 or x1 and PCIE4 at x1)

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DFI LANParty DK P35-T2RS

FSB: 1333 / 1066MHz

Southbridge: Intel ICH9R

Number of RAM Slots: 4 x 240pin

Memory Type: DDR2 800

Maximum Memory: 8GB

Dual Channel: Yes

PCI Express x16: 1

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JetWay HI03

FSB: 1333 / 1066MHz

Southbridge: Intel ICH9

Number of RAM Slots: 6 x 240pin

Memory Type: DDR3 1066 / DDR2 800

Maximum Memory: 8GB

Dual Channel: Yes

PCI Express x16: 2

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JetWay HI03-Extreme

FSB: 1333 / 1066MHz

Southbridge: Intel ICH9

Number of RAM Slots: 6 x 240pin

Memory Type: DDR3 1066 / DDR2 800

Maximum Memory: 8GB

Dual Channel: Yes

PCI Express x16: 2 x PCI-Express x16 (1 x 16 lane, 1 x 4 lane)

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Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3P

FSB: 1600 (O.C.) / 1333 / 1066FSB

Southbridge: Intel ICH9R

Number of RAM Slots: 4 x 240pin

Memory Type: DDR2 1200 (O.C.) / 1066

Maximum Memory: 8GB

Dual Channel: Yes

PCI Express x16: 2 x PCI Express x16 slots (The PCIE161 slot supports x16; the PCIE162 supports x4.)

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Gigabyte GA-EP35C-DS3R

FSB: 1600 (O.C.) / 1333 / 1066MHz

Southbridge: Intel ICH9R

Number of RAM Slots: 6 x 240pin

Memory Type: DDR3 1333 / DDR2 1066

Maximum Memory: DDR3 up to 4 GB DDR2 up to 8 GB

Dual Channel: Yes

PCI Express x16: 1

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MSI P35D3 Platinum

FSB: 1333 / 1066MHz

Southbridge: Intel ICH9R

Number of RAM Slots: 4 x 240pin

Memory Type: DDR3 1066

Maximum Memory: 8GB

Dual Channel: Yes

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MSI P35 Platinum Combo

FSB: 1333 / 1066MHz

Southbridge: Intel ICH9R

Number of RAM Slots: 4x240pin DDR2 2x240pin DDR3

Memory Type: DDR3 1333 / DDR2 1066

Maximum Memory: DDR3 up to 4GB DDR2 up to 8GB

Dual Channel: Yes

PCI Express x16: 1 x PCI Express x16 1 x PCI Express x4

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ENTHUSIAST & PROFESSIONAL

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Asus P5K DELUXE / WiFi-AP

FSB: 1333 / 1066MHz

Southbridge: Intel ICH9R

Number of RAM Slots: 4 x 240pin

Memory Type: DDR2 1066 / 800 / 667 MHz

Maximum Memory: 8GB

Dual Channel: Yes

PCI Express x16: 2 x PCI-E x16 (blue @ x16 mode, black @ x4 or x1 mode)

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Asus P5K WS

FSB: 1333 / 1066MHz

Southbridge: Intel ICH9R

Number of RAM Slots: 4 x 240pin

Memory Type: DDR2 800 / 667 Native DDR2 1066 Support

Maximum Memory: 8GB

Dual Channel: Yes

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Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS4

FSB: 1600 (O.C.) / 1333 / 1066MHz

Southbridge: Intel ICH9R

Number of RAM Slots: 4 x 240pin

Memory Type: DDR2 1200 (O.C.) / 1066

Maximum Memory: 8GB

Dual Channel: Yes

PCI Express x16: 2 x PCI Express x16 slots (The PCIE161 slot supports x16; the PCIE162 supports x4.)

 

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