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I plan on getting a Q6600 this summer. My RAM is what's holding back my E8400. So, I had 2 questions:

1.) Would I better served plopping the Q6600 into my P35, and getting a cheaper P35 for my E8400, or to buy an X38 when I get the Q6600?

2.) How many Q6600s (G0 or otherwise) go much past 400 FSB? My RAM only likes to be stable up to about 420, so I wanted to know whether I should upgrade RAM to get the most out of the Q6600, or if 400 FSB is pretty much as high as it will go, anyway.

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I plan on getting a Q6600 this summer. My RAM is what's holding back my E8400. So, I had 2 questions:

1.) Would I better served plopping the Q6600 into my P35, and getting a cheaper P35 for my E8400, or to buy an X38 when I get the Q6600?

2.) How many Q6600s (G0 or otherwise) go much past 400 FSB? My RAM only likes to be stable up to about 420, so I wanted to know whether I should upgrade RAM to get the most out of the Q6600, or if 400 FSB is pretty much as high as it will go, anyway.

Thanks,
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I've ran both my quads at 450fsb on a P965, P35 and my X38.
Zero issues, G0 and B3
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Well my B3 can do 400FSB 24/7 and is benchable at 425 so I reckon a G0 could do it quite nicely.

Most seem to be able to do so with the right boards.

I would also say that your RAM cannot be holding your E8400 back.
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My RAM is definitely what's holding me back. At 6-8-8-10 timings, with 2.275V, at 440 FSB, I get Memory Dump BSODs.
    
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My RAM is definitely what's holding me back. At 6-8-8-10 timings, with 2.275V, at 440 FSB, I get Memory Dump BSODs.

1:1?
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why not just better ram?
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i thought G skills were good
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Yes, I'm running them 1:1. These the crap of the crop for G Skills.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231122

And I want a quad core. I was seeing if I could keep this RAM and still get the most out the Quad.
    
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Yes, I'm running them 1:1. These the crap of the crop for G Skills.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231122

And I want a quad core. I was seeing if I could keep this RAM and still get the most out the Quad.

If it's your ram holding you back then it will no matter the proc you have.

Have you ran memtest at default ram settings?
Maybe it's bad.
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Yes, I'm running them 1:1. These the crap of the crop for G Skills.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231122

And I want a quad core. I was seeing if I could keep this RAM and still get the most out the Quad.
Have to be very careful when purchasing ram.

I actually had 4gigs of the crappy HK G.Skill.

With my Team Xtreem I run 1:1 450x8 24/7 100% stable.
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