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Thinking of Buying a New Mobo to OC my Q6600 Higher

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Hey guys,

I have a Q6600 G0 Lapped CPU and a P5N32-E SLI Motherboard, and was disappointed to find out that my motherboard has a lot of trouble OC'ing a Q6600 past 3.1GHz due to the GTL Reference Voltage.

I'm considering selling my motherboard and picking up a new one, however I would like to first find out if it's a feasible thing for me to do.

1. What would be the best motherboard to overclock the Q6600 on for preferably sub-$150? I heard the DFI LANParty Dk P35-T2RS is one of the best -- is this true?

2. Given my current computer setup and heat conditions (Antec P180 case with stock fans, Zalman 9700nt as my CPU fan, my Q6600 is lapped, and I also have an 8800 Ultra producing a lot of heat inside my case, and my room ambient temp is probably around 20-25 degrees Celcius), how high do you think I would be able to push my Q6600 if I pickup a new motherboard? I just need to make sure that I can get enough of a boost out of the overclock to warrant buying a new motherboard just for it. I'm hoping for 3.6-3.8 (24/7) for it to be a worthy purchase.

Thanks in advance guys,

Chris
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post #2 of 15
1.) Its a great motherboard

2.) You should be able to keep it at 3.6
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This GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L board should OC your chip very well and it's a great buy.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hout17 View Post
This GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L board should OC your chip very well and it's a great buy.
That motherboard is actually on sale where I plan on buying it from so it's a good $20 cheaper than the norm, so that's sort've swaying my decision towards buying that.

1. Have people been able to OC the Q6600 G0 to 3.6-3.8 with relative ease on the GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L given proper cooling compared to the DFI Lan Party one I mentioned above?

My Q6600 is OC'd to 3.0 right now and maxing out my cores with Prime95 raises my core temps to 50-60 degrees celcius (right now my temp maxes out at 57, but I've seen it go higher when my room ambient temps were hotter). Since most games won't raise my CPU's temps as much as Prime95, I'm hoping that I'll be able to run my CPU at 3.6-3.8 without having temperature become a problem.

I'll do some more research on that motherboard now as the price point does look appealing.

Thanks for all the help.
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post #5 of 15
Go to this thread and it look for people with Q6600's. It will give you a good idea of what you can get your Q6600 to with this board.
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Would I have any trouble mounting my Zalman 9700nt to blow out the back of the case with this mobo?

Thanks.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cwestmac View Post
Would I have any trouble mounting my Zalman 9700nt to blow out the back of the case with this mobo?

Thanks.

No, because i did it yesturday :-þ
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post #8 of 15
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Also, does this motherboard support raid + non raid running simultaneously? For example with the P5N32-E SLI mobo I chose to have SATA slots 1 + 2 as raid enabled for my fast hd, and Sata slot 3 has raid disabled as it's my big storage drive.

I'm going to try to do some research on it as well, however if I'm going to buy it before the deal expires then I'm kind've in a rush to get it ordered soon, hence all the questions, hehe.
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post #9 of 15
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Hmm, actually it appears that this mobo might not support raid at all. Guess I may have to look into another mobo.
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post #10 of 15
In that case get the gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R - That has RAID.
Or the abit ip35-pro
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