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I had my Athlon x2 6400+BE @3.529 before trading up to this Q6600. At stock, this quad was loading vista x64 and all my startup apps so fast, I thought I had lept 5 years into the future. So far my OC is at 3.15 with 8 1/2hrs Prime 95 stable. Tonight I am going for a little more (this is only my 3rd day with my new build)
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Well thanks for everyones input. i'm now at 3.0 ghz. i'm going to be lapping my cpu and block this weekend. i really thought OC w/ this DFI board was gonna take me like months. i guess if i wanted to fine tune the heck out of it. but i just wanted the short version now it's back to actually trying to understand what each option is the bios does as far as DFI is concerend. too bad it's not explained in the booklet or even in bios.but they can print out the instructions in 5 languages. anyways
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beg to differ there, but i suppose it comes down to personal opinion. there May be a few causes to why your system is appearing to be slower, but to be honest core 2 beats amd hands down...
Some might, most don't. Asus used to be great. Now they just blow chunks. I've had to RMA more Asus boards in the past year then any other brand ten fold. And don't even get me started on the Striker family of crap.
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Ive found on my Q6600 (retail) needs more volts to pass 3.0, 334x9 on 1.325 volts will keep your temps well below threshold. For me, its the vdrop that gets the better of my setup, loaded it drops to 1.31, and temps stay between 58-62.
My fan came with mirror polished base (thermaltake maxorb 120mm) bur being I bought a retail boxed cpu for 250$ Im gona wait on lapping it.

Maybe water cooling
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Foxconn mars, personally the best p35 board i have yet to lay hands on.
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