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post #11 of 24
I'm sure both would work fine.
post #12 of 24
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I'm sure they will both be great too, but I am not so sure that I will be able to find any threads explaining how to OC the GIGABYTE GA-P35-DQ6. Sorry for being so complicated, I just want to try something different than ASUS, but I also want to be able to find threads that address OC with the GIGABYTE.

Thanks, Jon
    
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post #13 of 24
you are all forgetting something very important.

I learned this the hard way.

p35 chippies natively support 1333fsb. some p35 chippies support 1600fsb, but that's only by OC, and by max.

my board ga-ep35-ds3p cannot do anything past 1600mhz fsb, and i doubt any other boards can do much higher either.

if u're going q6600, better get an x48 board.

EDIT: i ment it won't do past 1600mhz fsb at 9x multi.

i'm not trying 8x multi, and now my fsb is at 1800mhz gonna do prime, see how it goes.
post #14 of 24
what do you all now think is the best OC Quad board? this thread is a bit old and new boards are available now.
post #15 of 24
p35 chipset no doubt. p5k premium FTW!! currently running 457fsb
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post #16 of 24
Hello, sorry for refloating an old topic, but, it's exactly what I need:

I'm looking for a board to OC my Q6600, G0 VID 1,3125. Intel boards won't work, because I have a pair of 8800GT's in SLI.

I had a Gigabyte DS4L with 650i Chipset... it worked perfectly. I was able to achieve 3,60GHz perfectly stable, and when adding prepared ice to the watercooling, I was even able to get 3,95GHz for a limited time (heat). Everything 9X multiplier.

I changed that board, because it has a few BIOS errors, and some problems with my G.Skill RAMs. I bought a 750i FTW from EVGA.
Pure crap. I can't reach 3,10GHz, and being stable at 3,00 took me 30 minutes. I tried modifing GTL VREF (Don't show me any tutorial... probabily I already saw it. I tried my best for learn to use it and the board doesn't seem to respond). There is NO way, absolutely not, to get to 3,20 stables for 5 minutes.

So, I'm so tired of this crappy board (That seems to be crappy only for me, look at the first image of this post: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=184998 ), so I'm going to see if I can sell it and use another board to overclock my Q66. I can't believe a 80€board (DS4L) overclocks Q66s better than the so famous 270€ 750 FTW.

So... now, what SLI capable, DDR2 and reach-1600MHz FSB for Quad capable should I buy? I'm open to hear any opinion. To be possible, not reaching 200€, the price I'm planning to sell my EVGA board.

What you think?
post #17 of 24
Gigabyte P45 boards work well and are reasonably priced. I'd look at the GA-EP45-UD3P. My rig uses the very similar (but not quite as OC friendly) GA-EP45-DS3R.
    
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post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by Chucko View Post
Gigabyte P45 boards work well and are reasonably priced. I'd look at the GA-EP45-UD3P. My rig uses the very similar (but not quite as OC friendly) GA-EP45-DS3R.
That's why I'm not going for a X38 or X48. Because I have two 88GTs in SLI. SLI is a feature only provided by Nvidia motherboards
post #19 of 24
To be honest, I think you'd be best to get a P45 and replace the cards. I don't know how well nvidia boards can OC, but I haven't ever heard good things. The P45 will be cheaper (Gigabyte EP45-UD3P or UD3R are great) and you can spend that money ontop of what you get for the 8800's for a new ATI graphics card. You can crossfire later on the Intel board.
    
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post #20 of 24
Asus P5B Pro. Got my Q6600 to 3.6 at 1.45v.
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