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post #1 of 14
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Want to upgrade because I have the need for a faster system for my business.

I was looking to install Vista x64 so I could get 8 gigs of RAM (I will consumed this with my programs), and getting a Q6600.

My question is, can I overclock the G0 edition to at least 3.6-3.7 with the amount of ram i want in the current board or should I replace board also.

I need recommendation for RAM and board if I do need it.

Thanks

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post #2 of 14
Your HZ's are Micron D9's so you don't need to get new ram with your G0 Q6600. It will go 3.6Ghz with 1.45 volts or so.

G0's seem to be doing 3.6Ghz easy with good cooling.

Mine booted up easily at 3.6 but I backed it down to let my thermal grease set. Zalman STG usually takes a week or so. After that I will for sure bump it up to 3.6 where im confident I can keep it stable and cool enough.

Q6600 is the best buy right now hands down. Also, with the release of SP1, i'm for sure going to finally upgrade to 64bit OS. I got the complete Vista ultimate pack so I got both x86 and 64 bit Ultimate in the same package.
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post #3 of 14
ASUS Maximus or Striker Extreme... highly overclockable!!! See if you can find BIOS update for you board for quadcore support too.
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post #4 of 14
I would say replace that 965 board. Don't know about your budget. 8GB? Have to stick with topic. How about ASUS Maximus Formula or Abit IP35 Pro and GSkill 4x2GB kit?
post #5 of 14
You should be able to with any decent mobo and a good aircooler. You will have 400 fsb with a x9 cpu multi = 3.6ghz on the q6600 and you can just put the ram at the 1:1 ratio so it will only be running 800mhz. You shouldn't need special ram for this. Just get TRUE/Tuniq aircooler and a decent mobo(IP35 Pro, Blood Iron, Gigabyte DS3L, the new DFI one) and you should be fine.
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post #6 of 14
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my water cooling is awesome so not worried about temps as u can see from my current year old overclock.

Pretty much my board won't hold so I have to upgrade board eh ?

Also I was looking at this ram

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231122


Really worried about the overclock with so much ram.

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post #7 of 14
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I flashed my bios on the P5B to new quad-core and 1333mhz support, but it won't work ?

If that's the case i'll go with

Asus Maximus http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131227

G.Skill 8gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231122

Q6600 G0 rev. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115017

and my good water cooling system.

Opinions ??
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What exactly are you planning on doing with this system?
    
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post #9 of 14
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I'm a professional photographer, so I do a lot of editing with diferent kind of programs.

Sometimes I feel the need for a faster system even though my current ones is fast.

See originally I was planning, to keep the P5b Mobo since i already flashed bios, upgrade to a Q6600 and vista x64 so I can double my Ram.

Lots of people recommend me to go to a diferent mobo though. I mean I have the money to do anything I want, but I rather not take mobo out, since I'm always pressed on time.
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post #10 of 14
I think you will have to pull the MB when you update anyway. For starters, if your case does not have a removable MB tray, please get one. It is an amazing time savings when it comes to upgrading etc.

Also, the 2x2Gb ram kits are not going to OC as well as the 4x1Gb. The 2x2Gb kits are still good but they do not offer nearly the OC ability of 4x1 ram with Micron D9 IC's.

You should be good either way tyou go. Both set-ups will be extremely fast with that quad!
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