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im returning my old board for the new one. Right now, i dont know what board to pick so any one have any suggestions please reply to this thread. Thanks all in advance.


What board will Oc easily with Q6600 up to 3.2 ~ 3.6 on air????


once again with ease and 100% full load stable 7/24


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I already posted this in your other thread. Just pick one of the below boards. Anyone of them will OC the quad to its full potential:

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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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I already posted this in your other thread. Just pick one of the below boards. Anyone of them will OC the quad to its full potential:

hi, thanks for replying. What i meant was if any one with any board + q6600 oced and its stable i wanna hear from them cuz i wanna do it exactly oc it up to 3.2 - 3.6 on air
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i have 6 Q6600's, (4) are go's. (3) of them are running on the Gigabyte P35-DS3L, all are running at 3.2 folding 24/7. i have had them up to 3.6, but never got around to fully dialing them in. all of them are completely stable at 3.2! so, if you want a suggestion, get the gigabyte P35 boards like ericeod suggested. they are under $100 at newegg.
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I have a gigabyte p35, but I can only go to 3.0 and maybe 3.2. 3.6 and even 4.0 was possible for me. I'm thinking of switching over to the DFI lanparty dark p35
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thienthancongtu View Post
hi, thanks for replying. What i meant was if any one with any board + q6600 oced and its stable i wanna hear from them cuz i wanna do it exactly oc it up to 3.2 - 3.6 on air
IT IS IMPOSIBle to get the q6600 to 3.2 or 3.6 on the p5n-e sli.

Its bad for ocing quads.
You need a new board.
Im getting rid of mine very soon, sorry for the bad news. Theres only like 4 people here that have gotten to 3.0ghz.
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right now i have q6600 at 3.2 Ghz on air using the maximus formula rev 1.03 bios 0907, all i did was increase FSB, didnt touch voltages (except for RAM to get it at about 1066 with crucial ballistix tracer ddr2 1066). i believe its stable, i ran prime95 for about 24 hrs with no error. cpu cooled with lapped TRUE
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Originally Posted by thienthancongtu View Post
hi, thanks for replying. What i meant was if any one with any board + q6600 oced and its stable i wanna hear from them cuz i wanna do it exactly oc it up to 3.2 - 3.6 on air
This will be my last post in this thread since I dont own one yet


I have built more then a few Quad systems using the Gigabyte DS3L and the ASUS P5K-E, as well as the 780i...

Here are the bios settings for the Q6600 on a DS3L board, should you be inclined to get one:

To get 3.4GHz-3.6GHz with your Q6600 assuming the CPU can handle 3.6GHz at 1.5v or less (this OC is very doable with these settings). These arent difinitive, it is all based on the CPU, but these settings are solid for the board itself and should get you started.

Advanced BIOS Features
CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) Disable
CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) Disable
CPU EIST Function (Note) Disable

MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
CPU Host Clock Control Enabled
x CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) 400
PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) 100
System Memory Multiplier (SPD) 800 (with your FSB at 400, it will 1:1)

System Voltage Control
DDR2 OverVoltage Control: +.03v (default is 1.8v)
PCI-E OverVoltage Control [Normal]
FSB OverVoltage Control +0.2v
(G)MCH OverVoltage Control +0.2v (This is your northbridge voltage, might need +0.3 when running over 400 FSB with quad)
CPU Voltage Control 1.40v - 1.5v (it might need less then 1.40v, or it might need a bit more... only testing will tell)

Depending on what bios you have, you might have to press [CTRL+F1] in the main bios menu to access advanced memory timing options.



You also need to download CPU-Z to check settings from within windows. The main CPU tab and memory tab are the important ones. Also use CoreTemp to monitor your CPU's temp at idle and load. To put a load and stress test your OC, run Prime 95. All of these programs can be found in the downloads section.
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post #9 of 10
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i have 6 Q6600's, (4) are go's. (3) of them are running on the Gigabyte P35-DS3L, all are running at 3.2 folding 24/7. i have had them up to 3.6, but never got around to fully dialing them in. all of them are completely stable at 3.2! so, if you want a suggestion, get the gigabyte P35 boards like ericeod suggested. they are under $100 at newegg.

thanks for the info imma get this one cheaper and better with oc
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Originally Posted by ericeod View Post
This will be my last post in this thread since I dont own one yet


I have built more then a few Quad systems using the Gigabyte DS3L and the ASUS P5K-E, as well as the 780i...

Here are the bios settings for the Q6600 on a DS3L board, should you be inclined to get one:

To get 3.4GHz-3.6GHz with your Q6600 assuming the CPU can handle 3.6GHz at 1.5v or less (this OC is very doable with these settings). These arent difinitive, it is all based on the CPU, but these settings are solid for the board itself and should get you started.

Advanced BIOS Features
CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) Disable
CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) Disable
CPU EIST Function (Note) Disable

MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
CPU Host Clock Control Enabled
x CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) 400
PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) 100
System Memory Multiplier (SPD) 800 (with your FSB at 400, it will 1:1)

System Voltage Control
DDR2 OverVoltage Control: +.03v (default is 1.8v)
PCI-E OverVoltage Control [Normal]
FSB OverVoltage Control +0.2v
(G)MCH OverVoltage Control +0.2v (This is your northbridge voltage, might need +0.3 when running over 400 FSB with quad)
CPU Voltage Control 1.40v - 1.5v (it might need less then 1.40v, or it might need a bit more... only testing will tell)

Depending on what bios you have, you might have to press [CTRL+F1] in the main bios menu to access advanced memory timing options.



You also need to download CPU-Z to check settings from within windows. The main CPU tab and memory tab are the important ones. Also use CoreTemp to monitor your CPU's temp at idle and load. To put a load and stress test your OC, run Prime 95. All of these programs can be found in the downloads section.



thanks a lot for useful infos and i will get the Gigabyte DS3L and will haf my Q6600 @ at least 3.2 GHZ on air ( since everyone said this is easy oclking board with quad)
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