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Alright guys, I want to get a Q6600 (Or another Quad?)...

I do a fair bit of 3DS Max work and such, As well as a lot of gaming!
But I think over all, a Quad Core would be more beneficial & Future Proof for me.

So, At the moment, I have a Gigabyte 965P-S3 rev 3.3 MOBO, With the F8 BIOS.

Would I be able to just stick a Q6600 in there, or is there anything that I'd need to do?

Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 26
I don't have that board, but I have a 965 board( Asus P5B) and the Quad works great in it. You "should" be good.
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post #3 of 26
you should be able thou id update the bios before hand
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post #4 of 26
I think that v3.3 supported quads right off the bat, and that my version, 1.0, needed a bios update to work correctly.

I doubt you'll OC too well though, since the voltages are limited to vcore, mch, fsb, and memory. IIRC, theres a special voltage that most other boards include for better overclocking with quads.
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post #5 of 26
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Thanks for the replies!

IIRC, what's that?
I would have thought my board would be a good OC'er?
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post #6 of 26
its not bad with quads its really good with dual cores
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post #7 of 26
I currently have a quad at 3.4 in my second rig with a p965-ds3.

One note of warning thou....be sure to either add a fan to the NB or replace it with aftermarket cooler..

The p965 runs hot as is, and with the quad in there it will hit 55 on idle. Trust me, I touched it, and burned my finger.

My board was not stable at all until I replace the NB with a hr-05.
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post #8 of 26
ya i killed my nb on my s3 due to heat or to much ram dimm voltage
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post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by Kornowski View Post
Thanks for the replies!

IIRC, what's that?
I would have thought my board would be a good OC'er?
IIRC, it's an acronym for "If I recall correctly".
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post #10 of 26
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I doubt the hr-05 would fit, I have the Tuniq Tower on there two. Could I just get like a 60mm fan and stick that on there, would that work?

Ok, So, with the F8 BIOS and a fan on the NB, I could OC a Q6600 to about 3.2Ghz, right?

I'm also hoping that a G0 stepping of the Q6600 will run cooler than my current E6300?

Thanks for the help so far!
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