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Which Conroe Board?

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Thread Starter 
Just about ready to go Conroe but need a bit of help selecting a board.

I've been looking at the Asus P5N 32 SLI Premium WiFi. Is this any good for overclocking?

If not could you guys reccomend a high end, good overclocking board? Dosen't matter which manufacturer, just has to be high quality.

Thanks
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post #2 of 12
For overclocking the 965P or the 975X are the way to go for sure.
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What about the Intel Extreme D975bx-305 975X? Just saw it on a UK site
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post #4 of 12
Thats not a bad motherboard but I reckon go for a P5B or DS3 variant. Those things push 400 FSB eaaasyy...

Mine did 412 x 6 withour additional cooling.
post #5 of 12
Intel boards are not overclocking boards. Look at the Asus P5B Deluxe, P5W DH Deluxe, the Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6, or the Abit AW9D-Max.
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Originally Posted by Namrac
Intel boards are not overclocking boards. Look at the Asus P5B Deluxe, P5W DH Deluxe, the Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6, or the Abit AW9D-Max.
All of which ar tremendously expensive . THe Dq6 is a waste IMO. Overkill to the max.
post #7 of 12
Fine, if you're more budget minded, look at the Gigabyte S3 or DS3, both of which are under $150.
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Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info guys. That'll give me a good selection to think about.

I have a question about overclocking a conroe, I have the E6600 and 2gb of Corsair XMS2 6400 and I need a few tips on what to do, being an AMD.

Lets say I get 3.5 Ghz out of the cpu (maybe, maybe not?), what would be the best settings? Is it a similar setup to AMD man?
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post #9 of 12
the best settings will be whatever you can get out of it

you just gota experiment really

and yeh 3.5ghz is a nice goal to get to, they usually get around the 3.6ghz mark, maybe more maybe less
    
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Originally Posted by Namrac
Intel boards are not overclocking boards. Look at the Asus P5B Deluxe, P5W DH Deluxe, the Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6, or the Abit AW9D-Max.

I'm glad someone's suggesting the AW9D Max, normally most people throw out P5B, and P5W DH.


But yeah they are expensive
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