Having been using this MSI P965 Neo Mobo for 3 monthes, I am now thinking selling it.
So many guys report they OC E6300 to more than 3G, but mine stays at 2.23G @ 320MHz.
It is a HUGE pain! Besides, this board does not support RAID and has some small problems.
I need your suggestion on this issue: should I sell and replace it with an asus or gigabyte mobo?
of course I will buy faster memories for Overclocking.
I'd have to say yes, if you want a P965 board. MSI sadly seems to have screwed up on the 965 chipset , overclocking wise.
If you need something relatively cheap, I've had a lot of Asus P5B's hit 401 (strap change) Mhz np (with a fan on northbridge ofc).
Gigabyte's 965 is good also, but go for the 965-DS3P
, not the regular DS3, the P version is a much nicer board...
If you can afford a little more, Asus P5B deluxe is a real good one. I wouldn't buy the gigabyte DQ6 as it has a copper cooling plate at the back wich interferes with some aftermarket cpu cooler mounting mechanisms.
good luck !