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post #11 of 21
I have a p5n-e with a e6750 and its a great motherboard, never chucked a quad in it though...
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post #12 of 21
yup my p5n-e oc'd my e6400 perfectly, never any probs, they just never bothered with ample support for quads, and being such a popular board that many people have, not releasing a bios update for quad oc support just means everyone upgrades, good news for mobo manufacturers.
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post #13 of 21
I broke mine in half as it wouldnt boot, tossed it in the junk
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post #14 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by nicoloco View Post
Why? The P5N-e is perfect for your CPU. I'd rather get a new Graphicscard first
Are you kidding me? The p5n-e is horrible for quad cores.


Trust me buddy return yours
post #15 of 21
Get a better graphics card first. CPU overclocks are not that important for games.
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post #16 of 21
The P5N-E SLI is well known for not being a good Quad OC'er. Then again it all depends on your components to determine how high of an OC you can get.

Have you tried loosening your RAM timings?

I have my E6750 OC'd to 3.8 ghz on this board so I can't complain.
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post #17 of 21
My P5N-E SLi was absolute junk, get rid of it imo.
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post #18 of 21
Everyone telling you the P5N-E SLI is horrible for quads is correct. The Quad core his highly dependent on the GTL REF voltage at higher FSB clock speeds. Unfortunately, the 650i, and all ASUS 600 series boards in fact, cannot supply the quad the required GTL REF voltage it needs. This is a hardware issue and will never be fixed with a bios update.

There are a lot of great P35 motheboards out there. The main difference between some of the budget boards and the more expensive P35 offerings is the southbridge. Any board with an ICH9 SB chip will not support RAID. The Gigabyte DS3L is a good example of a sub $100 board with this SB. The ICH9R SB chip includes RAID. Boards like the Gigabyte DS3R and the DFI LANPARTY DK P35-T2RS have the ICH9R SB and can RAID.

If you want a motherboard that is easy to OC in the bios, get a gigabyte:
Gigabyte P35 boards

If you want a more complex bios to squeaze everything out of your overclock, get a DFI:
DFI P35 boards

The Abit offerings are popular as well:
Abit P35 boards

Out of the many ASUS boards, I would recommend the P5K or P5K-E:
ASUS P35 board offerings (narrowed down to ICH9R boards)
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post #19 of 21
What about the 750i if they wanted to stay with a similar configuration such as RAID (I think) and 2 IDE headers? I would hope that with Quads being as popular as they are this board would be properly designed for those who want to tinker with them.
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post #20 of 21
Here are some overclock results of a Q6600 on the MSI 750i P7N Platinum:

Source: I cant link the page directly for some reason, but here is the google search with the first article (Overclock3D article) at the top being the reference.




Q6600 Overclocks



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