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Hey guys,

Ive been doing alot of extensive research on which board to use for OC'ing my 2.80ghz E6300 Dual core processor - From what I have read (and the main reason I bought this CPU all these years ago) is that it can take a beating with OC'ing and a few people have successfully overclocked it to approx 4ghz and has been stable for many years

The board I am using at the minute is one of the G41 series and limits my FSB to around 300 giving me an overclock of 3.1ghz - From what I understand I need to look for one of the P41/P45 series to be able to Overclock fully. I am using 8gb of paired DDR3 ram

Anyone have any advice they want to share?
What boards are out there that will do what I want it to do?

many thanks in Advanc!
post #2 of 13
P43/P45/X38/X48 or even P35 are good boards for overclocking but these boards aren't manufactured anymore so your best bet is a used one from Gigabyte or Asus. However I don't think spending money on 775 would be a wise thing to do, rather go 1155 or wait for Haswell if you can afford.
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post #3 of 13
ep45-ud3p, asus striker, maximus formula are all excellent 775 overclockers and can be found for pretty cheap if you know where to look.
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My Striker Formula II has never overclocked well. Windows always seems to get corrupted for unknown reasons. I've been disappointed with that board since the day I payed waaay too much for it when it was new. I wish I had gotten a Rampage board.
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P5K-E Deluxe thumb.gif
Also some P965 like P5B Deluxe were quite decent ocers but most of the stuff you won't be able to get anymore nowadays.
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My Striker Extreme was fairly good, but I never went for any records. Just dabbled. I don't think I even overclocked the one I have now. The last one got a corrupted bios a couple of times and was determined to be a hardware issue. That board has been sitting unused for about 2 years now.
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Thanks for the fast reply guys!

i would much rather upgrade to one of the more up to date cores - Problem being is that I would need to spend in excess of £400 for both the motherboard and new CPU.
The plan was to upgrade my motherboard at a minimal cost to OC my CPU to squeeze out more performance until its out of date etc then to fully overhaul my machine when theres nothing else I can do with it.

Ive had a look at a few of the boards that were suggested, Some are highly expensive which I assume is due to them being both discontinued and rare.
I have found a DFI LanParty DK X48 T2RS Intel LGA 775 Motherboard

There seem to be some good reviews and comments about them
What do you all think?
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i would much rather upgrade to one of the more up to date cores - Problem being is that I would need to spend in excess of £400 for both the motherboard and new CPU.
The plan was to upgrade my motherboard at a minimal cost to OC my CPU to squeeze out more performance until its out of date etc then to fully overhaul my machine when theres nothing else I can do with it.

Not what you want to hear but

I think you overestimate the cost of upgrading.

A lower end i5 and b75 board could be had for around £200

An i5 3570k and a reasonable z77 board could be had for £260-ish (give or take a bit depending on mobo requirments)

Either would be vastly more powerful than anything you can OC out of the older dual core you have and in my opinion far wiser than spending on an obsolete motherboard.
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post #9 of 13
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I understand what your saying.

The way I have always done my PC builds is to squeeze every little power out of the out of date gear then do a massive upgrade to the best thats out at the time so its lasts longer.
As a pose to making smaller upgrades more often. I did have this machine overclocked to around 3.8ghz but since adding more powerful RAM I cant seem to break 3.2GHZ
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My P35 was capable of 440fsb. I ran an e2180 (2.0ghz stock) at 3.8ghz for years.

/edit It was a Gigabyte P35-DS3L
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