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lol, if you suddenly get some money, you can always wait for the "Black Pearl". Though, I can't really tell what the difference is...?
Black Pearl has water blocks on the chipsets. If I was loaded and had watercooling, maybe. >.> But I am neither. Also, it's not available in the US.

Thanks for the info, bluedevil. Does that flash do anything about the Quad core issue or was that hardware based? What sort of extra options do you get from the flash? (BIOS flashing has always scared me... I don't want a $200 motherboard-shaped paperweight)
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Thanks for the info, bluedevil. Does that flash do anything about the Quad core issue or was that hardware based? What sort of extra options do you get from the flash? (BIOS flashing has always scared me... I don't want a $200 motherboard-shaped paperweight)
Believe me I thought the very same thing.....but I flashed it nonetheless and haven't looked back. I did however hook up my front USBs backwards and fried a 128mb flashdrive....oh well $5 opps. But anywho, the options I got we mostly quad-core support, and more voltage options. And the BIOS flash couldnt have been easier, just download the file. Open and it will format and install the necessary files onto a bootable floppy. Just leave it the floppy drive, restart, Flash, restart, remove floppy. Enjoy!!
    
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Black Pearl has water blocks on the chipsets. If I was loaded and had watercooling, maybe. >.> But I am neither. Also, it's not available in the US.

Thanks for the info, bluedevil. Does that flash do anything about the Quad core issue or was that hardware based? What sort of extra options do you get from the flash? (BIOS flashing has always scared me... I don't want a $200 motherboard-shaped paperweight)

Oh thanks. I'm not doing watercooling. It's a bit annoying, you have to check the valves and stuff. I'm not a type of person that would do that. =P
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I am glad I read this thread, cause im getting a Q6600 in july and I had no idea the TR- SE's had these kinds of problems. So My question is if I want to overclock my Q6600, this 680i edition is the one i want?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188012

also will ddr2 800 memory work on it?
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I am glad I read this thread, cause im getting a Q6600 in july and I had no idea the TR- SE's had these kinds of problems. So My question is if I want to overclock my Q6600, this 680i edition is the one i want?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188012
That or the A1, which apparently has a couple more features and more included stuff.
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That or the A1, which apparently has a couple more features and more included stuff.
The T1 and the A1 are the exact same board. the extra ~$20 is just getting you more goodies, and an exended warranty. If you're going to be using it for quite a while, the lifetime warranty might be something to consider. Otherwise the T1 isn't a bad deal at all.
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DDR2 800 should work great on these versions even though it says Memory Standard DDR2 1200?
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I am glad I read this thread, cause im getting a Q6600 in july and I had no idea the TR- SE's had these kinds of problems. So My question is if I want to overclock my Q6600, this 680i edition is the one i want?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188012

also will ddr2 800 memory work on it?
You should really get the new revision board like the T1 or A1. VR-Zone has a great article on the T1/A1 revision change over the TR/AR. Basically there are some hardware changes that improve overclocking for Quad cores.

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Quote: "the crucial difference lies in just one resistor change."
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