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Cheap P35:: Asus P5K v/s Gigabyte DS3R - differences?

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P5K is around $150 and P35-DS3R is around $200.

I have a E6600 and noob to OC. I need to get around 3.4GHz-ish. I do HDV video editing and Photoshop CS3 - so stablity is important.

Which one is better...
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post #2 of 7
Here is a review of the P35-DS3R

Personally, I would go for the P35-DS3R because of the 6 phase power and the RAID ability of ICH9R
 
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Gigabyte. Again for the raid interface, but the ds3 is also supposed to be a collossal overclocker as in >enter a number between 100 and 700<
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Hi, and welcome to the forum.

Can you go here and add your current system specs? It might well be possible that a different purchase than a motherboard might help you better...

3.4-3.7GHz is a pretty challenging overclock (3.4, ok, but 3.7 is pushing it), unless you have watercooling. Make sure you have excellent coolign, even for 3.4GHz.

Both boards look pretty good to me.. I haven't really looked into them in depth... .but I am liking the Gigabyte board
    
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Thanks for the quick feedback!

I thot hitting 3.7 was easy (410FSB x9), as I read for newbies dont go above 420FSB. Now I know that is for pros.

Since I dont have any extra cooling (just the stock fan), I will stay within 3.4 or below.
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post #6 of 7
with stock fan, 3.4GHz is already pushing it.

Again, what are your otehr system specs. Are you sure the motherboard is your problem?

I would highly recommend aftermarket cooler if you do ANY overclocking.

Generally, 3.5GHz is the max for an E6600 on air (exceptions of course). Yes, the motherboard can easily handle over 400FSB (even 500), but the CPU can't handle that speed
    
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post #7 of 7
also depends what stepping it is. do you know its week? I'm planning on getting my 6600 to about 3.4Ghz, but thats with a top of the line air cooler (either Ultra-x, 120 extreme, or Tuniq tower)
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