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I would like the name of a motherboard very compatible for ML (iATKOS ML2) that is the most economical possibile. match to a i3-3225
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GA-Z77-DS3H


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very kind, wanting to spend less, even giving a sata 3 and usb 3.0?

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GA-H77-DS3H


AsRock H77M

AsRock H77 Pro4-M

MSI ZH77A-G41
MSI ZH77MA-G43

The two Gigabyte mobos are very very compatible, native power management without patching bios or AppleIntelCPUPM.kext

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a motherboard with the same chipset, but cheaper, would do the same?

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yep, also mobos with older chipset like: Z68, P67, H67, H61

When you choose a mobo, you should take a look also to other devices. Stay away from VIA audio chips and Broadcom Lan. IMO

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what are the characteristics to be avoided at all?

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I've only said "stay away from VIA audio chips and Broadcom Lan".

i.e. I would not buy http://it.gigabyte.c...-z77m-d3hrev_10 because it mounts the VIA VT2012 audio.
i.e. I would not buy http://www.asrock.co...=Specifications because it mounts the Broadcom BCM57781 Lan.

I would buy GA-Z77-DS3H because it is one of the most compatible motherboard that I ever seen and it's really cheap.

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For a cost effective solution, I can recommend 2 Gigabyte boards. B75M D3P which has 3x SATAIII (1 on Intel Chipset & 2 on Marvell Chipset) and 5x SATAII with USB3.0 or the cheaper option B75M D3H which has 1x SATA III & 4x SATAII. Both of these boards are perfect budget UEFI boards with ALC887 Sound and Realtek LAN which are the most common chipsets ever. ML even detects the Marvell SATAIII ports on the D3P version. I run both without the need for a DSDT file - Sleep works, everything works. Although you will need a DSDT if you want HDMI Audio. I have no need for HDMI so have not tied that. I use a patched 887 AppleHDA with an HDAEnabler which gives me 5.1 audio.

You cannot go wrong with these 2 boards as economy solutions. Unless you want to overclock.

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Asrock G41M-S3, Asrock G41M-GS3 or Asrock G31M-GS R2.0 for 775 is compatible?

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Yep, but i3-3225 has a different socket 1155

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agree, was a possibility for a Quad Core 9450.All 3 equally compatible, or a model is better than the other?

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yep, you can combine Asrock G41M-S3 withQ9450 :)

it is really suitable?



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was not to throw the processor, Asrock G41M-S3 is fine for a hack then? (iATKOS ML2)





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