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?