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is this a relevent topic for ga-p35-dq6?
just picked one of these up of ebay as my asus p5n-d was annoying me and becoming flaky.

So far, system as signature, e8400 @ 9x470 (4230?mhz) memory @ 2.4 multiplier (1128 mhz)
core volt, 1.29 (actual in cpuid) , memory 2v (2.1v standard for 1060 operation) fsb and mch voltage up 1 notch from stock.

7 hours prime 95 blend stable, some gaming.

temps, 32 idle, 55 max load on prime 95.

Now it seems like im at an FSB wall, have tried higher core and slowing the ram, but just cant bump into 500 yet, Whats the best thing to try? upping fsb and mch? bearing in mind i have minimal airflow over the chipset, is the system temp the actual nb temp? or jsut a generic in case temp?

thanks
No, the system temp is not the actual NB temp. You can try the information found in this post to see if you can get a reading from the NB, but I don't guarantee it. That is for the EP45-UD3 series of boards, but the concept is similar. Make sure that the NB Heatsink is getting very warm (almost hot) to the touch. If it isn't then it probably isn't making good enough contact with the chipset and would need to be removed, cleaned, have a good TIM like Arctic Cooling MX-2 or MX-3 applied (Arctic Silver does a very poor job for this), and reseated. You might need to add a cooling fan around the chipset and the cpu socket area if you are water cooling to help keep things cooler.

But that's probably as much as you will be able to get out of it. It is a P35 chipset and a lot of them hit a wall around 440 so you are fairly lucky to have gotten that high with it. Most of the people getting higher fsb on the Gigabyte P35 chipset boards are doing so on the later Rev 2.0 versions, and there wasn't one for the DQ6. Maybe someone else will come along with some additional ideas as I know that a couple of guys did have some success with high fsb on the Gigabyte P35 boards.
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Hey quick question.

I'm looking into SSD's right now (specifically the c300) and one thing I'm seeing but not really understanding is the sata controller. Does this mobo have a good enough sata controller to maximize performance? I understand that it's sata ii so it won't be fully great until I get a sata iii, but as far as sata ii, will this board suffice?
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It only has a SATA 2 controller which will limit you to about 300MB/s. The drive is capable of 450 or more. It will function just fine on the board though as long as you enable AHCI and you'll still see the almost instantaneous access times. It's just you won't be able to see the max read/write throughput that you would on a good SATA 3 controller. It will still be nite and day more responsive than a mechanical hard drive.
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Wonderful, thank you. I plan on upgrading to sandy bridge/bulldozer this summer but I really want an ssd now
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That sounds like an excellent plan. You won't be sorry as long as you purchase the right SSD and the right Motherboard. You might want to post in the Intel Motherboard forum and the SSD forum (found in the Hard Drive Forum area) here to get some recommendations for those boards that will support a SATA 3 SSD to it's fullest capacity. I know that the Marvell SATA 3 controllers have problems with them but I don't know enough details about it nor do I have any personal experience with them.
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First time posting. I have a GA-P35-DS3L (Rev 2) collecting dust in my Lian LI case paired with a E6750 2.66G and Radeon HD 3850 512MB.

It's obviously time to upgrade the CPU and GPU, but I was wondering.. with Sandy Bridge out now, is the money best spent on a new MOBO and CPU? Or is there still a lot of life I can get out of my current options?
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sandy bridge is to be supersceded later i nthe year by ivy bridge? i believe, so id wait a few months for the drops
however, imho, im more than happy with my (oc) core duo (4.23ghz) for gaming and most improvement (for gaming) in your setup would be in the graphics card.

But it all depends on what your doing with your pc, and how much cash you have to spend, that will determine the best route.
Start with maxing what you have first imho

I contemplated an i5 setup, and hte outlay for a decent board, processor (would have ot be unlocked) and memory was frightening for the benefit i would see

And to put things in persepctive, i put crysis 2 and mw2 on my pc hooked up to the telly, its a pentium 4 3ghz with 1500mb ram and a 9600gt and the (modern) games were playable at sensible resolutions.
    
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Well what's the best CPU I can get for this board? All i do is gaming on this thing. I want to get a GPU in the $250-$300 range but I fear I'll limit it's ability by the lack of CPU power.
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Well what's the best CPU I can get for this board? All i do is gaming on this thing. I want to get a GPU in the $250-$300 range but I fear I'll limit it's ability by the lack of CPU power.
pretty sure all p35's can take any core duo or core quad
so the top duo is an e8600 and quads.... not sure (i have an e8400 3ghz stock at 4.23 ghz in a gigabyte p35 board)
im not sure how far you can go with your standard cpu but id imagine you can get close to 3.5-4ghz (dont quote me)
    
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