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so you guys think for sure this board OC better then the mobo i have now? and better temps or whta?
No, nothing wrong with your DQ6.
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The DFI board just has a gazillion options. If something is tweakable, the DFI BIOS has an entry for it. The Gigabyte BIOS is decent, and has all the relevant overclocking tools, but is a bit sparse in advanced tweaking settings.

Let's say that if the Gigabyte board will allow you to hit 3.6GHz on a Quad, you probably can use the advanced tweaks in the DFI board to get 3.7GHz to be stable. Not a huge difference by all meanst (both boards are excellent), but the DFI is just a hair more advanced.

However, as stated before, all those options can be daunting. If you already have the Gigabyte board, I'd keep it and enjoy it. If you're in the market, then the DFI is the best pick imo.
    
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i just wnat to make sure im getting a great boad. but why am i paying so much more then the DFI then? for same chip set and what not?
    
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You have a great board. Yours is actually one step up the ladder... the DFI is directly comparible with the DS4, and you have the DQ6 thus, you should compare with the DFI board that compares to the DQ6, which is this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136049
    
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they both are good motherboards but the DFI has more tweaking options and i like the pbc colors
    
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i dont like the overclocking options at all on this board. what so ever. the +.20v blabla bs
    
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post #27 of 46
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You have a great board. Yours is actually one step up the ladder... the DFI is directly comparible with the DS4, and you have the DQ6 thus, you should compare with the DFI board that compares to the DQ6, which is this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136049
so you think that DFI is better for the buk? then giga
    
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Just to be clear, I am the thread author.

I don't mind you, Ghost, getting info for what you need in the thread, in fact I'm glad that people other than me are learning things, but in the case that people were confused over who the thread author is, it's me...

ON TOPIC: In comparison to my ASUS P5E, what will the BIOS be like on the DFI, and will it overclock better?
    
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Just to be clear, I am the thread author.

I don't mind you, Ghost, getting info for what you need in the thread, in fact I'm glad that people other than me are learning things, but in the case that people were confused over who the thread author is, it's me...

ON TOPIC: In comparison to my ASUS P5E, what will the BIOS be like on the DFI, and will it overclock better?
Apologies. You indeed are. My bad

Again, the differences aren't shocking. Don't expect a 3.5GHz chip to suddenly to 4.0GHz. However, the extra tweaking tools might push you a little further, and esp. the detailed RAM settings can squeeze the last ounce of performance out of your RAM. The offset it complexity, and DFI can be finnicky with RAM (but then again, so is Asus in many cases).

So, you have an Asus P5E now, and you're thinking to switch to DFI or Gigabyte. right? May I ask why?
    
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Apologies. You indeed are. My bad

Again, the differences aren't shocking. Don't expect a 3.5GHz chip to suddenly to 4.0GHz. However, the extra tweaking tools might push you a little further, and esp. the detailed RAM settings can squeeze the last ounce of performance out of your RAM. The offset it complexity, and DFI can be finnicky with RAM (but then again, so is Asus in many cases).

So, you have an Asus P5E now, and you're thinking to switch to DFI or Gigabyte. right? May I ask why?
Well, I'm building a rig for my bro, I made a thread concerning it somewhere (pretty irrelevant though), and will be using my P5E in his new, yet somewhat "scrap" rig. I figure I'll use my mobo in his rig and upgrade while I have the chance. Don't get me wrong, I like ASUS, but I would also like to explore other brands.

Just out of curiosity, could I be looking at a better DFI board? I would like an X48, but haven't really looked at the LT series...are they better?

I would like to keep the prices below $250, if possible.

Once again, thanks everybody so far.

BTW Chozart: Please don't feel bad, like I said, I'm glad others are learning here as well...

EDIT: If you really want to know, the reason my bro's rig will be considered "scrap" is because I'm using an old 6800GS, and an old 400w PSU, along with an old case, etc...
Edited by x7337H - 6/11/08 at 11:47pm
    
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