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hello. i am getting a maximus extreme MB this week as a trade for a video card (see wh33ls fs thread), and i want to know how this MB stacks up against my 780i. Will i get any better OC's with this board? Can someone link me to a good OC guide for this MB and a q6600? i want this MB because of the x-fire support, as this generation of cards i am going with ATI.

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Intel chipsets almost always overclock better,If you have a low vid on your q6600 you'll get maybe a little higher. If your getting 3.6 w/1.41 vcore you might get 3.8 or 4.Don't have an oc guide tho.
    
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The Maximus series can get huge FSBs... It's definitely not an easy board to tweak without reading any manuals, since it has a TON of options in the BIOS for tweaking memory settings.

This thread is good and has lots of pointers:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=179580
This is the MF thread on this forum:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...help-area.html
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thank you. +rep.
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