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To add to that, what motherboard are you running? It matters when it comes to NVIDIA chipsets in the 600 series as well as older chipsets and their FSB speeds they can handle. If you have an NVIDIA 600 series board, you have no choice but to run the Q6600. Also, if you have an older 965 board, and it cant run a very high FSB OC, you wont get much out of the Yorkie since it is already running a 333 FSB, so again the Q6600 would be a better choice at 266 FSB.
I could have sworn my 650i board has 1333 FSB CPU support
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I could have sworn my 650i board has 1333 FSB CPU support
yes it is, I only meant the 965 chipset having issues with FSB speeds. I have an ASUS G965 and it tops out at 300 FSB OC...

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Also, if you have an older 965 board, and it cant run a very high FSB OC, you wont get much out of the Yorkie since it is already running a 333 FSB
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My sig rig...
I'm running the Q9300 @ 3.0Ghz on the eVGA 780i mobo. OCing was a as easy as changing the FSB from 1333 to 1600. I did have to update the BIOS but only a fool wouldn't have in my case. So far I have gotten 3.4Ghz stable but I'm sticking with 3.0Ghz just to save a little life. I have yet to find a reason for even OCing past stock other than bragging rights. If you do go for the Q9300 let me know and I will help you get her to 3.0Ghz. If you have any questions or want to see SS of temps let me know. I have some in both OS's I'm running.

And if the 750i and the 780i use about the same BIOS I don't see how it could be anything but easy to OC. Unless they just don't know how to update BIOS.
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i guess ill get the 2.4 its much cheaper and yall said it will Oc better?
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i also plan on using this zalman cpu cooler on it for oc temp issues


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118223
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if you're not gonna do dual video cards get the Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L and a Q6600
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im going to go sli as soon as the new cards come out but for now ill be using this 8800 gts
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130337
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i also plan on using this zalman cpu cooler on it for oc temp issues


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118223
The 9500 will not be an effective cooler. I would recommend the Tuniq tower or even better, the Thermalright 120 Extreme with an Scythe Kaze 120mm fan.

The Zakman 9500 just can handle the heat put out by the 65nm quads.
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post #29 of 53
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i also plan on using this zalman cpu cooler on it for oc temp issues


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118223
Good HS&F, I have the 9700 and she is great at keeping it cool...
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post #30 of 53
How come no one suggested the Q6700???
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115027

Higher multi than the Q6600 even.... and not much more expensive (still a little cheaper than the 9300.)
    
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