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Incidently, with the new 1203 bios, I was able to get 538 FSB stable (with a 7x multi). Thats the highest I've been able to reach with this board to date.

My assumption of course is that this is far beyond what a quad is capable of. I have the Quad QX6850 on order (supplier is still waiting for backorder fill) so I'll be able to test it soon.

The nice thing about the QX6850 (other than its GO stepping) is with the unlocked multi, I should be able to emulate a variety of settings to test Quad overclocking on the P5N32-E.

Its pretty funny that my 11 year old daughter is going to have a C2D X6800 in her system (still debating on memory and motherboard for it, likely the Asus P5K Vanilla and 2 GB of OCZ DDR2).

I may hold out changing her motherboard until the X38 boards are released. If they support SLI, I will definitely be picking one up and then she can have my board as well.

Whats annoying is that I am going to be throwing an Athlon FX-57, Asus A8N32 motherboard and a GB of top end Corsair RAM into my parts box as I was never able to find an interested buyer in Canada.

Upgrading is annoying
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Incidently, with the new 1203 bios, I was able to get 538 FSB stable (with a 7x multi). Thats the highest I've been able to reach with this board to date.
Do you mean on a Quad or on the 6800?

You have a lucky daughter lol.

My settings
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Mem 2.25v
CPUVTT - 1.50v
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SB - 1.55v

In case someone says to raise the voltages etc, I've already tried it, and there's an FSB wall. I lowered the voltage to keep heat from building up, but at the same time still be able to pass prime95-quad 24 hours.

at a very stable 3.26GHZ Quad, can hit 3.37GHZ (375FSB) but puts alot of stress on NB on this summer season (NB reaches 50C). If I turn on the AC, then I can do 3.37GHZ with NB at 44C.
    
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With the X6800 C2D. Quads don't fare as well on this board (As you are aware )


The FSB wall you refer to seems to be between 350 and 390 FSB regardless of quad used. Thats the primary reason I'm going with the QX6850, its multi is unlocked and makes FSB only OC a moot point. If I end up with an X38 board that is much more quad friendly (again this is only if SLI is supported), then I may sell the new quad and pick up a Q6600. Its all speculation at this point though.
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With the X6800 C2D. Quads don't fare as well on this board (As you are aware )


The FSB wall you refer to seems to be between 350 and 390 FSB regardless of quad used. Thats the primary reason I'm going with the QX6850, its multi is unlocked and makes FSB only OC a moot point. If I end up with an X38 board that is much more quad friendly (again this is only if SLI is supported), then I may sell the new quad and pick up a Q6600. Its all speculation at this point though.
Hey Rob, if you don't mind giving me some details about overclocking the memory on this board now that I got my CPU to 3.8 stable and I plan on running it 24/7 like that. Keep it mind I need best gaming performance out of the memory OC so whatever you think would work better
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SPD-Z is here, flash your SPD for compatibility or increased performance ocz

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...633#post228633

Lest tweak....just found this looks nice, have to check it out
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Hey Rob, if you don't mind giving me some details about overclocking the memory on this board now that I got my CPU to 3.8 stable and I plan on running it 24/7 like that. Keep it mind I need best gaming performance out of the memory OC so whatever you think would work better


Your memory will run faster with tighter timings and 1T at 800 Mhz. (I've benched the memory at looser timings and 1066 to verify).

Run your ram at 800 Mhz, 4-4-4-8 @ 1T. With that cpu overclock, it will provide the best benching scores.
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SPD-Z is here, flash your SPD for compatibility or increased performance ocz

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...633#post228633

Lest tweak....just fond this looks nice, have to check it out
I had a look at this awhile before it was released. It will in theory re-write the timings of the memory based on OCZ testing.

I'll have to go back and look at my results from earlier to see if the updated tool provides better results.
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I had a look at this awhile before it was released. It will in theory re-write the timings of the memory based on OCZ testing.

I'll have to go back and look at my results from earlier to see if the updated tool provides better results.

Please do I'm going to squeeze the timings like you said and see if I get more FPS. What I found very funny was that I get the same FPS in Counter Strike Source between 3.0ghz and 3.8ghz. I ran the stress test on both and got 230ish everything completely maxed out. That's why overclocking the memory might make some difference.

Edit: Should I use memset or make my changes directly in BIOS?
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It doesn't look nearly as good as mine, to be honest. Too much information crammed into one spot on theirs. If LCD Studio could make multiple screens for one program, I'd do that.
No dude you choose what u want to display, then the font the size, bold...etc... then you move it around... this works for me cause I remember where is each number so I know where to look... it is easy to find the number at first glimpse too but if you want a huge visual guide for just a few aspects then you do have to go custom
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With the X6800 C2D. Quads don't fare as well on this board (As you are aware )


The FSB wall you refer to seems to be between 350 and 390 FSB regardless of quad used. Thats the primary reason I'm going with the QX6850, its multi is unlocked and makes FSB only OC a moot point. If I end up with an X38 board that is much more quad friendly (again this is only if SLI is supported), then I may sell the new quad and pick up a Q6600. Its all speculation at this point though.
Robilar, can we expect you to start a thread about the X38 mobo you go with..?
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