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So here's where I need help and what you may consider the challenge: This motherboard is ok-ish however my old motherboard (which still works) is a P5Q Pro Turbo and I "upgraded" to this one for various reasons (such as access to DDR3 memory, fast FBS, etc.) only to find out that not only I can't seem to figure out the board very well but also I noticed that it feels like my P5Q board was faster even though I have double the memory, a significant upgrade to my graphics card, AND a faster fsb (from 800 to 1333). My current build is as follows:

  • Intel q9650 Core 2 Quad (same from old board)
  • Asus GTX 650TI OC edition
  • 2x GSkill RIPJAWS DDR3-1333 (o.c. capable to 1600) 4gb sticks
  • Corsair 750watt PSU
  • 3 various harddrives = 4.5TB total space (no SSD's yet, also same from previous build)
  • DX38BT Motherboard.
  • Windows 7 Ultimate (same but clean re-installed on new build)

On my old board, I was able to (easily) OC my processor to 3.4 and it was extremely stable (didn't have to do anything cept drop my ram from 800 to 677 and OC the processor until ram hit 800 again), however with this board I can't even OC at all. I've looked at reviews and tried to find some guides. Anything to help me out but I haven't been able to find much. I've included pictures of each screen of the bios (except ones that have nothing to do with anything relevant) and everything from CPU-Z below. I'm issuing this notice of help/challenge because I know for a fact my processor can do much more and the fact that this system is actually slower than my previous set up even though it's supposed to be far faster and stable in every respect. (I apologize for some of the blurriness in the photos, it was taken with a very crappy camera phone, however you should still be able to see the information and details.)

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I'd buy a new better board if I could, but I can't afford it right now (can't find many boards that have lga775 and DDR3 anymore) and I especially can't afford a new processor at this time either.

Any information, tips, setting changes, recommendations for settings, anything really is welcome. I want to get my old performance back at the least (my processor up to 3.4 as I know it can handle that extremely well underload as it never crashed and never got temps above 60-65c)

Thank you for your time and any information I may receive.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Yorkfield (3.0GHz) P5Q Pro Turbo EVGA nVidia GeForce 9800GTX+ 4gb (1 2gb stick, and 2x1gb sticks) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar 2TB storage+ WD Caviar 320GB Main DVD Burner Win7 32 & 64bit CRT (KDS XFlat) 
PowerCase
Rosewill 1000Watt Bronze Series 80 Plus CoolerMaster HAF932 Full Tower 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Yorkfield (3.0GHz) P5Q Pro Turbo EVGA nVidia GeForce 9800GTX+ 4gb (1 2gb stick, and 2x1gb sticks) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar 2TB storage+ WD Caviar 320GB Main DVD Burner Win7 32 & 64bit CRT (KDS XFlat) 
PowerCase
Rosewill 1000Watt Bronze Series 80 Plus CoolerMaster HAF932 Full Tower 
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