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will this c2q Q6600 work in a xfx nforce 680i Lt mobo.

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the mobo is 1333 fsp but the core 2 quad is 1066 fsb...
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No the Q6600 will shoot out of the motherboard socket and explode
    
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Yes it'll work just fine. The motherboard can handle any CPU up to 1333FSB and below so the Q6600 will work.
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Yep, but don't expect phenomenal overclocking - the LT versions of the 680i aren't very good at OC'ing quad cores.
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ah... what chipset do you recommend then? dont want to spend more then 200$ on a mobo.
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No the Q6600 will shoot out of the motherboard socket and explode


just put some duct tape on it, it will hold it in place, and work as thermal paste
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ah... what chipset do you recommend then? dont want to spend more then 200$ on a mobo.
If you don't need SLI, the best bet is the P35 chipset. There are three major brands that make very good P35 motherboards.

1. Gigabyte:
Look for the GA-P35-DS3L, GA-P35-DS3R, GA-P35-DS4.

2. Abit:
Abit IP35-E, Abit IP35 Pro

3. DFI
P35 Blood Iron, P35 Dark

Another option is the Asus P5K, another great board.
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ah... what chipset do you recommend then? dont want to spend more then 200$ on a mobo.
If you're not going SLI, get a P35 mobo ie the P5K I hit 3.6 on it. It's going for like 130.00 ish here in canada..

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just put some duct tape on it, it will hold it in place, and work as thermal paste
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i want an sli board , i already have a second 9600
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i want an sli board , i already have a second 9600
If I were going SLI i'd get either the EVGA 680i AI, or the XFX 780i. Both are > 200 Dollars, which, provided your chip is a good clocker, both should take you to 3.6.
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