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Hey OCN People,

I've been questioning myself over getting an X3350...

Sites such as OCUK, reviews and odd forum threads have put the X3350 as a very good OC'er

The X3350 is the Xeon version of the Q9450,

The max stated voltage for the X3350 though is 1.212V

I understand that with the 45nm quads, its not advisable to go over 1.37v for 24/7 Use - If im going to overclock the Xeon, do i stick to this rule? Or do i go for a more modest 1.3v seeing as its the server flavour

Oh, this'll be running on a DFI DK P35 T2RS [Read through your thread on it, was very impressed!] and a Zalman 9700NT [Mmm...Shiny]

All input is welcomed and appreciated

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seems like a good plan.
    
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Still a Yorkfield, right? I say stick with the same "rules" that apply to the Q9450.
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Cheers guys

I'm considering getting the cheaper Q6700 so i can get an extra 2GB of RAM + Vista 64bit

1. Do i need loads of different drivers for Vista 64?

2. Will a DFI DK P35 Have trouble OC'in a Q6700 to 3.2GHz with 4 1GB Twiglets of RAM?
    
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1 different drvers?
2. it should do it rather easily
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I hear a lot of programs act differently in 64 Bit and that you have to download different drivers, for programs, GFX Cards etc

I take it setting up RAID would be the same under 64bit?
    
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oh ya .. you will
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At this point, 64-bit drivers are way more available than they were a few years ago. Anything you'll be able to get in 32-bit, you should be able to get in 64-bit trim as well. Of course, I'm not accommodating for any weird ancient hardware you might have laying around.

Four sticks of RAM should be just fine in that motherboard.
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Awesome

Thanks guys

I think i'll get the Q6700 then

Q6700
DFI DK P35 T2RS
4GB [4 1GB OCZ DDR800 RAM]
Vista Home Basic 64Bit [I care not for features, i play games and benchmark]
A couple of HDD's in RAID0 [Im thinking Barracudas...Sounds cool

Sound savvy?

Might see if Dad will give me extra since this will be for my 18th, [Getting a Car, Holiday to Berlin n stuff - not just computers lol] as the Xeon X3350 Would be nice

Thanks for all the input!
    
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why dont you get a 2x2gb kit
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