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A1: The fabled 1:1 ratio isnt as important as it once was, you need to experiment to see what works best. I run 1:1 because it gives my ram a slight OC.

A2: NEVER use auto voltage, it usually adds way more voltage than you need and could possibly burn your chip up.

A3: http://www.overclock.net/intel-memor...explained.html

A4: I use F7 because it isn't a beta and it works just fine. You don't need f8a unless your running a 45nm architecture.

Also this is for an e6750 but should help you aout some: http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ml#post3490915
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I've been brand loyal to AMD and ATI for about 10 years now, but I cant convince myself to stay in their camps any longer. I got a stellar deal on a eVGA 8800gt, and I'm thinking about replacing my 4000+ with an intel proc.
I know nothing of intels or their boards, so could someone please advise me, is this a good setup?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128059
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115017
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835200035
+Case (recommendations welcome)

I'd LIKE to go quadcore, if its overkill I can drop it for a nice dual. The mobo seems decent, most people seem to like it based on the reviews. The heatsink seems like a winner for the $/performance standpoint. I know a TRUE would be better, but $ is an issue. Hopefully the form i filled out stuck in the sig this time to list the other components I have to transfer over.
Hi cgrimm,

I have both the motherboard you listed - Gigabyte P35-DS3L and a Quad Q6600 B3 stepping. I'm also using a Thermaltake Silent 775D heatsink on it with Corsair PC6400C4. This may run contrary to some here at OCN, but my results are this.

I'm running the 9 multiplier at 333fsb = 2,997Ghz. vCore = 1.4v in BIOS with 1.36v showing in cpu-z. The dreaded v-droop. It has been running 24/7 folding for 4 months. Temps range between 49-54degC with room temps in the 20-22degC range (68-71degF). There is a definitive relationship between room temps and cpu temps, and also realize that FAH does put 100% active use on the cpu.

A better cooler would probably keep the cpu temps down, as would keeping the room cooler. And I realize the OC on this Quad at just under 3.0Ghz is not world beating, but it has been very reliable.
The case I'm using is standard fare and has 3 fans in it as well. One 80mm inlet on the bottom front, one 80mm inlet on the side panel and one 92mm exhaust in the back. I run a very simple Thermaltake 420W power supply and PCI 5500 video card. That's it!! Remember it's a folding rig only and pretty basic...

A newer Quad would probably be of the GO version, which would also run cooler according to those here at OCN and a good friend of mine with the same voltages... My 2 cents.

BTW - As for the DDR. It is run totally stock. Stock voltages, timings (4,4,4,12) and at 1:1 ratio. I get about 5-6% an hour completion rate on the FAH SMP program.

I hope this helped, :-)
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If you want a nice cheap good flowing case I would recommend the Cooler Master Centurion 5 (or similar). I have one and with good cable management you can get a straight shot right through the case on the top and bottom.
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I think you should wait til April 20th. Intel is having a price drop, and it is a great opportunity to get a Q6700 for around 300 Jr. Bacon Cheeseburgers. With a 10x multiplier, overclocking potential is a little better than the Q6600. But if money is an issue, or you want it now, the Q6600 wont do you wrong.
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Thanks, and +rep to those being so helpful.
I have the Q6600 G0 intalled in the ds3l, with a Tuniq tower for cooling. So far, Vista is having a few hiccups with the hardware changes but thats nothing new as far as i am concerned.

I'm about to do some mild OC'ing, I'll post my results as I get them. I'll be aiming for some of the benchmarks posted here from other users with similar setups.
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Thanks, and +rep to those being so helpful.
I have the Q6600 G0 intalled in the ds3l, with a Tuniq tower for cooling. So far, Vista is having a few hiccups with the hardware changes but thats nothing new as far as i am concerned.

I'm about to do some mild OC'ing, I'll post my results as I get them. I'll be aiming for some of the benchmarks posted here from other users with similar setups.
It is highly recommended to reformat after doing a motherboard change.
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It is highly recommended to reformat after doing a motherboard change.
Hmm This comp actually started as a Dell insperion that has pretty much been gutted and rebuilt. I wonder if i'd have problems installing OEM vista on this rig now?

Currently at 2.7 on stock volts. 300x9.
I understand babysteps for OC'ing can someone give me an idea where to go next? Im currently testing for stability/temps etc
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Thanks, and +rep to those being so helpful.
I have the Q6600 G0 intalled in the ds3l, with a Tuniq tower for cooling. So far, Vista is having a few hiccups with the hardware changes but thats nothing new as far as i am concerned.

I'm about to do some mild OC'ing, I'll post my results as I get them. I'll be aiming for some of the benchmarks posted here from other users with similar setups.
Hi cgrimm,

I think you'll find your rig will do just about everything you want, with ease!! The Tunig tower was an excellent choice. I should have done that!

I'm not sure how Vista will handle the change. With XP, the HAL (hardware Abstract Layer) was the problem, and how Windows determined that you changes computers and invoked the WPA process.

You might be able to repair the OS, or like PaulDovi stated, save everything and re-format the hard drive. When I do that, I use an external USB hard drive to save all of my data/info and import it back unto the OS after the format.

I hope all of this helped, :-)
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Hmm This comp actually started as a Dell insperion that has pretty much been gutted and rebuilt. I wonder if i'd have problems installing OEM vista on this rig now?

Currently at 2.7 on stock volts. 300x9.
I understand babysteps for OC'ing can someone give me an idea where to go next? Im currently testing for stability/temps etc
Hi cgrimm,

You can continue to ramp up the FSB until it will not post. At that point, crank up the vCore from the stock settings. I think the stock is like 1.2V at first, if I remember right. There is a voltage droop, so a setting of say 1.4V in the BIOS will really be about 1.36V at the cpu. The program cpu-z will tell you the true voltage. My experience with the Quads I have is that stock voltage will handle up to about 310-315FSB or so... then it gets flaky. At least with my B3 Quads.

Here's some data from Intel: http://processorfinder.intel.com/det...px?sSpec=SLACR

cpu-z here: http://cpu-z.en.softonic.com/

I hope this helped, :-)
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I settled on a 430*7 for my B3.. got it on a Tuniq/P5K-vanilla combo. Doesnt get to warm, as long as I keep it under 3.2ghz. Vcore from there up raises temps to uncomfortable limits for me to run it there for 24/7 F@H use.

Its got a 1.28 VID and is running 3ghz on 1.28vcore after droop.
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