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Should I trade my P5N-E SLI for a MSI P7N Platinum?

post #1 of 7
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Been having trouble overclocking my Q6600 on the Asus. Anyone here had good luck overclocking their quad cores on the MSI board?
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Q6600 G0 MSI P7N Platinum 750i 8800GT x 2 SLI 4GB DDR2 800 CL4 
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Q6600 G0 MSI P7N Platinum 750i 8800GT x 2 SLI 4GB DDR2 800 CL4 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD and 750GB WD Lite-On DVD-R +DL Windows XP Sceptre 20" 1680x1050 wide 
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Microsoft Ergonomic 500W Enermax, 80plus cert Antec 1200 Logitech MX518 
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post #2 of 7
I had a p5n-e SLI before i got my quad, found out later it's total junk with quads. I'm not sure of what the good sli boards are for the quad oc's.
post #3 of 7
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Ya, I don't want to dump my SLI, but this board sucks butt for overclocking.
Intel Q6600 SLI
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 MSI P7N Platinum 750i 8800GT x 2 SLI 4GB DDR2 800 CL4 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD and 750GB WD Lite-On DVD-R +DL Windows XP Sceptre 20" 1680x1050 wide 
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Microsoft Ergonomic 500W Enermax, 80plus cert Antec 1200 Logitech MX518 
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Q6600 G0 MSI P7N Platinum 750i 8800GT x 2 SLI 4GB DDR2 800 CL4 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD and 750GB WD Lite-On DVD-R +DL Windows XP Sceptre 20" 1680x1050 wide 
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Microsoft Ergonomic 500W Enermax, 80plus cert Antec 1200 Logitech MX518 
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post #4 of 7
I don't want to recommend something I really have no experience with, but that MSI board is based on the 780i chipset, which I think plays a little better with the quads. Since you're going to want to keep SLI, check for reviews on boards running the 7xxi series and see what results people are getting.
post #5 of 7
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http://www.over clock 3d.net/reviews.php?/cpu_mainboard/msi_p7n_sli_platinum_750i_based_motherboard/5

Looks like they got to 470fsb and 3892mhz on their Q6600. I hate to trust just one review though, but much better than my current board.

http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles...474&cid=6&pg=3

good results here too.

Also, the egg has it for $144 after MIR.
Intel Q6600 SLI
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 MSI P7N Platinum 750i 8800GT x 2 SLI 4GB DDR2 800 CL4 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD and 750GB WD Lite-On DVD-R +DL Windows XP Sceptre 20" 1680x1050 wide 
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Microsoft Ergonomic 500W Enermax, 80plus cert Antec 1200 Logitech MX518 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 MSI P7N Platinum 750i 8800GT x 2 SLI 4GB DDR2 800 CL4 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD and 750GB WD Lite-On DVD-R +DL Windows XP Sceptre 20" 1680x1050 wide 
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Microsoft Ergonomic 500W Enermax, 80plus cert Antec 1200 Logitech MX518 
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post #6 of 7
i'd look around a little more but so far the results look promising. if you've got the cash, i'd say go for it.
post #7 of 7
Well, you'll never find a more stable motherboard then an MSI (I've owned three, loved them all) and it's a pretty solid overclocker, it's no DFI but really, 470fsb is nothing to scoff at.
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