1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 16, 2009 12:49 AM by edwardzh

    Which CPU to get for Gigabyte GA-EP43-S3L mobo




      I have been building my new PC and have a question about which processor to use with a Gigabyte GA-EP43-S3L motherboard at the following URL:




      My question is, I can't seem to work out which CPU will be best for this mobo that will be running Windows 7 32bit version (not 64bit):

      1. Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.00GHz, 6MB L2, 1333MHz 45nm, or
      2. Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz, 6MB L2, 1333MHz, or
      3. Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 3.33GHz, 6MB L2, 1333MHz, or
      4. Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.00 GHz, 12MB Cache, 1333 MHz FSB?


      The website explains that it supports 45nm Intel Core 2 multi-core processors with FSB 1600 (O.C.) MHz

      Dual channel DDR2 1200+


      Other hardware components in my configuration are

      • Gigabyte GTX275 GPU
      • 4GB DDR2 800 RAM
      • WD VelociRaptor 300GB HDD for applications and OS
      • 1TB WD black HDD for data/storage



      Any advice here would be greatly appreciated