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post #11 of 25
ddr3 will be slightly faster,
its probably cheaper than ddr2 now.

so grab a motherboard and some ddr3.
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post #12 of 25
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My 6gb DDR2 is 800mhz is that the fastest ddr2 u can get or am i getting confused?

thanks for the help btw
post #13 of 25
No there is faster. i might look for a ddr2 board if were you if you have 6gb of it. ddr2 800 is good for over clocking how ever yours came out of an OEM or store bought machine so it's not made with OCing in mind and may not perform that well in the OCing category. Do you know what brand it is?
Edited by cdoublejj - 6/10/11 at 4:25am
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Don't worry about getting a board with DDR3. I had the 680i, 780i, both are DDR2, then changed to the 790i ultra that uses DDR3 and went from DDR2 1066mhz to DDR3 2000mhz and there was no real gains. Only $600 out of my pocket. Just grab a good board that uses DDR2. Find a 750i Sli board. It has Pci-e 2.0 witch will go good with your new 560 card. Other than that, you'll be looking to get a new Cpu, board and ram. You will be fine with that. Look on EVGA's site in B-Stock. You can find some great deals in there. http://www.evga.com/products/moreInf...board%20Family

Edit: With this board you will not need better ram. You can use "unlinked mode" so you just adjust the FSB and not the Ram Freq.
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post #15 of 25
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Originally Posted by Hambone07si View Post
Don't worry about getting a board with DDR3. I had the 680i, 780i, both are DDR2, then changed to the 790i ultra that uses DDR3 and went from DDR2 1066mhz to DDR3 2000mhz and there was no real gains. Only $600 out of my pocket. Just grab a good board that uses DDR2. Find a 750i Sli board. It has Pci-e 2.0 witch will go good with your new 560 card. Other than that, you'll be looking to get a new Cpu, board and ram. You will be fine with that. Look on EVGA's site in B-Stock. You can find some great deals in there. http://www.evga.com/products/moreInf...board%20Family

Edit: With this board you will not need better ram. You can use "unlinked mode" so you just adjust the FSB and not the Ram Freq.
I agree, it's the CPU's design that doesn't fully take advantage of the ddr3. Doubt there's a point going over 1600MHz ddr3 for the core 2 series. Even with the sandy bridge it's not worth going over 1866 in my opinion.
If you can get a low voltage ddr3 and an ssd you would future proof your upgrade
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post #16 of 25
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My ram is labeled Transcend ddr2 800 dimm.
2x2gb
2x1gb

Ill look into getting another board anyway.

Looking at mine it has pci-e 2.0. would that help me out with a 560ti?
Edited by RJD2 - 6/10/11 at 12:27pm
post #17 of 25
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Get a cheapo p35 or p45 mobo for LGA 775 and you're good to go. Mind you. You need a mobo with a decent FSB capability, cus the multi will limit the overclock.
this, ^^^
the Asus P5Q deluxe is one of the best S775 motherboards you can get, used they go for around £50-£60
depending on where you are, there is a for sale sction on this site

this is a very basic explanation of overclocking

its basic maths. your Q8300 is rated at 1333mhz. you always divide this number by 4 so 1333/4= 333, this is your fsb. (or cpu frequency)
then your processor (cpu) has a multiplier of 7.5 (or cpu ratio)
so 333 x 7.5 = 2500mhz or 2.5GHz

unlink the ram, so it stays at its stock speed, this way it does not interfere with the cpu.

can you raise the fsb? yours is now 333. try rising it to 350
boot into windows
download realtemp and coretemp (google them)
install and run them
then download intel burn test (ibt) and run it.
have a look in task manager and notice how much free ram is listed.

in ibt set threads to 4 (for 4 cores) and then click on custom ram and enter an amount just below the free amount.
eg. i have 2520mb free ram. so i enter 2500 into the custom ram.
run the test for 5 passes.
keep an eye on temps (do not let it go over 70.C) iirc.

if test runs fine, go back into bios, and change frequency (fsb) to 370 and repeat the tests.
keep doing this in 20mhz steps until windows will not boot. then just go back a step (remove 20 from the fsb) to the last stable frequency,
or
just raise the cpu voltage a couple of levels. it should now boot.
its a balancing act, higher voltages will get you higher fsb, but it will also give you higher temps.
you are fine upto 1.36v

the trick is to do this step by step, just take your time

also if going down this route, please get a proper cpu cooler.
there is a for sale section on this forum.
or a decent budget cooler is the Hyper 212+ and should get you a higher overclock.
also your motherboard is not that good for overclocking

also here are some bios settings, but these are on a different motherboard, so may not work on yours.

Oveclocking 3600Mhz default voltage in bios 1,2875V cpu-z show 1,250V
Load Line Calibration = Disabled
C1E support = Disabled
Intel Speed step = Disabled
FSB :480Mhz NB=1,41V ,Cpu PLL volt= 1,56V,FSB Termination Voltage = 1,26V
FSB strap to NB : 333Mhz
other options AUTO.
Cpu power consumption 3600Mhz 1,2875V = only 60[W]
Q6600 = more than 100watts
All 4-core temps are under 50C,Zalman CNPS9500 led,high 12V (2700rpm)
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ng-thread.html
Edited by j.col - 6/10/11 at 1:54pm
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post #18 of 25
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You don't wanna do that perhaps you have heard of these motherboards frying mainly MSI thats what happens when you buy cheap gotta have a decent board with good VRM setup.

Don't believe me? see here

http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/94...hy-choose.html
Every sub80$ board is cheap to me. I wasn't referring to 20 buck, half broken mobo's.
post #19 of 25
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Don't worry about getting a board with DDR3. I had the 680i, 780i, both are DDR2, then changed to the 790i ultra that uses DDR3 and went from DDR2 1066mhz to DDR3 2000mhz and there was no real gains. Only $600 out of my pocket. Just grab a good board that uses DDR2. Find a 750i Sli board. It has Pci-e 2.0 witch will go good with your new 560 card. Other than that, you'll be looking to get a new Cpu, board and ram. You will be fine with that. Look on EVGA's site in B-Stock. You can find some great deals in there. http://www.evga.com/products/moreInf...board%20Family

Edit: With this board you will not need better ram. You can use "unlinked mode" so you just adjust the FSB and not the Ram Freq.
+1 Here

Micro ATX Right? Here ya go.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128357
or this one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131616
    
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post #20 of 25
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Every sub80$ board is cheap to me. I wasn't referring to 20 buck, half broken mobo's.
Hardly any Micro ATX mobo's have great VRM.
    
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