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Gigabyte EP45-DQ6 is greeeeeeeaaat!

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So, the new board is up and running, smooth as can be.
Overclocking experiments are on-going, but right now i'm at 3.7Ghz stable (Orthos, games, folding, etc...) at 8x multiplier (9 wasn't as stable, can someone explain why?), temps are good as well.

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congrats to you and ur board on this endless venture in oc'ing. and as to answer your question, some chips likes it at stock settings(as much as we also want our chips this way) but when the temps on the chips gets too high or if the fsb is just a bit too high for the default multiplier to handle it'll crash, yet turning it down to a lower multiplier would help because its release less heat due to less stress. i know it doesn't make anysense but its from what i've learned/read in the past. but hey it doesn't matter whether its 9x or 8x right? what matters is that YOU GOT THERE. =] so congrats again and have fun playin with ur rig.
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Nice, I like Gigabyte boards they are awesome. I used an EP35-DS3R in my mother's rig and it's a great motherboard, so the P45 is probably even better
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Used to be with the Asus crowd. Once you go Gigabyte you don't go back, they are such good mobos, don't think I'll be buying different brand anytime soon. Good luck with your OC, I was working on my E8400 recently, here are a few helpful threads I found helpful.

What's the best batch code of E8400's? Post here when you finish your OC.
C2D and Quad Temp guide by Computronix
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