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Q6600 is double the cores and draws alot of Watts when overclocked. Big difference.
Well i know that, just i didn't ever think the q6600 would just Stop responding after 3.08, just completely stop...i assumed it would POST, and then BSOD, i bump up Vcore and go from there. Guess in OC, anything can happen.

and a Wall between 335 and 345....great. and i figured getting this over the G31 version would be a good idea, your saying i should of stuck with the cheaper G31? i thought MB have the same rule as PSU's, more $ the better item you get. G31: $65, My G41: $95. So i figured this would be a nice board.

Well anyways, what did you dig up 2thAche?
 
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Unfortunately this board is not a good overclocker. The main reason is because this is the G-series which has onboard video. The onboard video card limits the overclock by limiting the northbridge from operating at a higher frequency.....(Onboard uses the northbridge).

But like people said, find your FSB wall first.
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Unfortunately this board is not a good overclocker. The main reason is because this is the G-series which has onboard video. The onboard video card limits the overclock by limiting the northbridge from operating at a higher frequency.....(Onboard uses the northbridge).

But like people said, find your FSB wall first.
Well its 343 with my C2Q. I was able to go higher with my Duo, but i guess the extra cores and power needed might be working against me. and yes i know my Duo had x11 muti, but i was able to do 8x400 with it...so does my FSB Wall change with CPU's??
 
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Looked through the BIOS, there is no MCH core voltage setting on the G41. That pretty much tanks your chances. G31 can hit 400, but it has MCH core voltage settings.

Yes the G31 is a better clocker, but like I said I killed one with a Q6600, the power phases couldn't take the load. G31 would be good for a dual core 65nm at best or moderate clocked 45nm dual. G41 is pretty much good for a HTPC, which is what I do with mine. I have the G31/E8400 in the den and a G41/E6600 in the sunroom.
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Looked through the BIOS, there is no MCH core voltage setting on the G41. That pretty much tanks your chances. G31 can hit 400, but it has MCH core voltage settings.

Yes the G31 is a better clocker, but like I said I killed one with a Q6600, the power phases couldn't take the load. G31 would be good for a dual core 65nm at best or moderate clocked 45nm dual. G41 is pretty much good for a HTPC, which is what I do with mine. I have the G31/E8400 in the den and a G41/E6600 in the sunroom.
Great...why would they make the Cheaper board better? and i would cook it anyways if your point stands true to all G31's.

So I am ****ed unless i get a P45 or higher? Can you suggest the *Cheapest* Mobo that would happily OC my Q6600? Preferably DDR2, but if there's a cheaper DDR3 MB, suggest it also Thank You.
 
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Any good X38, X48 or P45 should be able to make the 400 needed to OC that chip. Some P35s can do it as well.

The BIOS settings in those G series Gigabyte boards are pretty stupid. The G41 has CPU reference settings and VTT but no MCH core etc, which makes absolutely no sense. And they just don't have the power phases (or even heatsinks on the FETs).
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Any good X38, X48 or P45 should be able to make the 400 needed to OC that chip. Some P35s can do it as well.

The BIOS settings in those G series Gigabyte boards are pretty stupid. The G41 has CPU reference settings and VTT but no MCH core etc, which makes absolutely no sense. And they just don't have the power phases (or even heatsinks on the FETs).
When you say good, you mean these? Gigabyte, ASUS, DFI, Anything else?

Well P45 is $140+, X38/X48 are $160+. Which one of the chipsets has the Ability to go to 4Ghz easiest? i know that's Water territory, but i want Overclock-ability for future CPU's, like the QX Series.
 
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You'd be very lucky to ge 4.0 out of a Q6600. P45 would be your best bet for that if it were possible. For 3.6, just don't get a budget board. My Q6600 is on a DFI X48 T2RSB Plus. It fails at about 436FSB. P45/P35 can do better. ASUS or Gigabyte is what I'd look for.
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Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post
You'd be very lucky to ge 4.0 out of a Q6600. P45 would be your best bet for that if it were possible. For 3.6, just don't get a budget board. My Q6600 is on a DFI X48 T2RSB Plus. It fails at about 436FSB. P45/P35 can do better. ASUS or Gigabyte is what I'd look for.
Okay P45 and ASUS or Gigabyte. Check. and the 4Ghz was just meaning i want a damn good mobo lol

Well would a Q9/QX9 series fair better for 4Ghz? and btw, when do i need to stop paying out the azz for C2Q and just go to i5/i7?? (Basically when does Costerformance Ratio start tanking?)

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If you're looking for 4.0 on a Core2 quad you'll be buying a Q9550 and EP45 UD3P. By the time you pay for those and 2x2GB of DDR2 1066, you may as well go SB.
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