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Hello P35 Giga owners:

After my unsatisfied experience with the Asus P5K-Deluxe, I'm thinking of switching the board to one of the higher end Giga P35 boards.

I've a few questions to ask here:

1. Does the 12phase P35 DQ6 really that better than 6phase P35 DS3P in terms of better future compatibility for quad-cores? If it's just for C2D, how much differences will there be btw the two?

2. How's the quality of the stock heatpipe based heatsinks on the DQ6? Is it firmly seated on top of the MOSFETs and NB/SB?? Did you had go through the hassel of removing them and reapply the thermal paste??
**Will a backplate based heatsink like the popular "Zalman" CNPS series CPU cooler fit with the DQ6's "Crazy Cool" back plate on the back of the DQ6's mobo??

3. I've read quite a few P35 Giga mobo's reviews and I'm still not too jumping up and down about the DQ6 or DS3P. Performance and stability wise, how do you think your boards compare to the Asus P5K-Deluxe NOW and in the FUTURE? (One thing I read is that the DQ6 is cooler than P5K-Dlx, especially in the MOSFET areas)

4. Any known major flaw in DQ6 or DS3P's overclockability? future BIOS fixable?

5. Asus P5K-Deluxe has a wonderful feature called "CPU Voltage Damper" and every PK5-Dlx owners including myself find it really works wonders, literally little to none "Vdroop" at all. I wonder how's the Vdroop on the DQ6 or DS3P in particular??

Much appreciated your help and suggestions
    
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Q6600 Batch# L723A765 VID: 1.2625 Asus Rampage Formula (X38 Edition) XFX 8800GTS Extreme 320mb Kingston HyperX T1 4GB DDR-II PC-8500 
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WD2001FASS/WD6401AAKS/WD20EARS (AHCI) Pioneer 212D DVD-RW Vista Ultimate x64 SP2 BENQ E2420HD 
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