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Hey there,
So I am in a bit of a pickle with this one, the problem is that the motherboard I have now can't oc and I honestly don't want to upgrade to an i5 system at all, but from what I can see there is an obvious lack of LGA 775 boards in the market now and I need help finding one that will let me oc to extend the life of my Q6600.

I've looked online on Australian retailers Mwave and Pccasegear and there is only 2 that I can seem to choose from, the Gigabyte GA-G41m-Combo and the ASUS P5G41T-M-LX3. From what I have heard the G41 isn't that great for oc'ing (or is it?).

I am quite lucky to actually be able to buy and ship to an american address, Singapore address, Australian and an Uk address (Preferably Aus/Singapore).

Any help would be appreciated smile.gif

(Also if I happened to go with one of the ones I mentioned would it actually be worth upgrading to ddr3?)

EDIT: Do you think it would be worth just upgrading to an i5 2500k and whatnot? Feel like it would be a bit of a waste with my Q6600 sitting there tho...)
Edited by JoeyTB - 4/19/12 at 1:09am
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G41 is a decent chipset for OCing, but its no P45. I would recommend it if you had a wolfdale dual core to OC on it, but for a Q6600 w/ a low multiplier, its not worth it as G41 board tend to top out around 340mhz bclock (1364mhz FSB).

At this point i would recommend you upgrade to a 2500k build. LGA 775 is breathing its last breaths after about 10 years of service and its getting increasingly impossible to find a good board for it. A 2500k build would be much more powerful, use less energy, run cooler, and overclock very well. as for the q6600 you can just sell it off, im pretty sure someone will buy it. Check your PMs because i know someone in Australia who could make good use of a C2Q
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Good 775 boards are scarce and cost more than they're worth compared to the cost of a newer socket mobo. If your mobo doesn't support OCing you could still BSEL mod the chip for a speed bump. Probably best to start by doing that then if the extra speed is not to your liking look at upgrading to a newer setup.
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