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Are 780i mobo's any good at OCing Quads? Or should I get a P35

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I've currently got a Asus 650i P5N-E SLI, but they are terrible at overclocking quads. Can't get my Q6600 stable at anything over stock. Going to buy a different mobo in hopes of getting the Q6600 to 3.2-3.6ghz

I'm looking at geeks.com refurbished mobos and they have a 780i for only $5 more then a P35 chipset. I was planning on getting a P35 as I've had one before and overclocked a Q6600 to 3.2ghz fairly easy. However I like the option to run SLI. How are the 780i's? If they are anything like the 650i I'm going to pass
post #2 of 7
I've had a good experience with the EVGA 780i SLI board. I was able to get my old Q6600 at 3.6GHz with 1.48v
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Go for the P35. Nvidia chipsets are inferior to Intel's. Even at the same clock speed they don't perform as well.
post #4 of 7
P45 boards are good too. But the P35 was king back in the day
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My 780I has been nothing but good to me.. Almost hit 500 fsb... I just didn't have the chip cold enough.. I know it's a dual core but it's great board.. Now if your not doing sli... Then why not go and get yourself a p45
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post #6 of 7
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Thought about SLI. Looks like I'm gonna go for a P35/P45. Was reading about the Asus 780i and it seems to have the same problems as my Asus 650i
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Yeah... I had an Asus 750i... Asus + nvidia = failure.
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