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post #21 of 30
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Originally Posted by ericeod View Post
Gigabyte EP45-UD3P

*Note* this is one of only 2 boards I know of that will push 500 FSB OC with quads (the second being the $400 Rampage Extreme w/ddr3)
To put a finer point on that, this board is only about $120 USD average with various dealer discounts applied. For that, you get possibly the best possible board for a DDR2 + 65nm Quad Core solution that's hit the market to-date.

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My Q6600 has a VID of 1.2750v and is currently rock-solid stable at 3.4GHz (42% or 1000Mhz O/C) @ 1.2500v @ +20C over ambient room temps.

On my ASUS 680i board, my load temps @ stock were about the same as my OC temps at load on this board. It's absolutely amazing, in my most humblest of opinions.
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C2Q Q6600 G0 SLACR (lapped) GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P GIGABYTE 8800-GTX 768MB (4) 2GB OCZ (OCZ2F8004GK) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
(2) WD Caviar WD7500AAKS 750GB (2) Samsung SH-203B 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Windows Vista x64 SP1 (2) Samsung 226BW "S" 2ms (GTG) 700:1(DC 3000:1) 
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C2Q Q6600 G0 SLACR (lapped) GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P GIGABYTE 8800-GTX 768MB (4) 2GB OCZ (OCZ2F8004GK) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
(2) WD Caviar WD7500AAKS 750GB (2) Samsung SH-203B 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Windows Vista x64 SP1 (2) Samsung 226BW "S" 2ms (GTG) 700:1(DC 3000:1) 
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post #22 of 30
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Originally Posted by arjo_reich View Post
To put a finer point on that, this board is only about $120 USD average with various dealer discounts applied. For that, you get possibly the best possible board for a DDR2 + 65nm Quad Core solution that's hit the market to-date.

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My Q6600 has a VID of 1.2750v and is currently rock-solid stable at 3.4GHz (42% or 1000Mhz O/C) @ 1.2500v @ +20C over ambient room temps.

On my ASUS 680i board, my load temps @ stock were about the same as my OC temps at load on this board. It's absolutely amazing, in my most humblest of opinions.
Yeah, the UD3P is the best board on the market ATM:

Here is Robilar's thread with links to XS:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...tml?highlight=


671 FSB with dual core and DDR2 1400:
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Originally Posted by boostedevo View Post
Ballistix 8500s D9s work just fine for me. Board is 100% stock, air cooling. Mem is 2.40V set in BIOS (haven't measured real).

I wanted to get to cold benching this weekend, but have the flu, so that might need to wait til next week unless I can at least muster enough energy to drop the single stage on it. Picking up DI or LN2 tomorrow isn't likely at this point, but I'll post results when I get them.

DDR2-1400:


671FSB
Here is a quad core at 500 FSB

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Originally Posted by nugzo View Post
I've had this board up and running an hour. I previously had 2-Striker 2 Formulas, 1-MSI P7N diamond, 1-EVGA 780 FTW,
2- Maximus 2 formulas and 1- Rampage Extreme.My goal was a Q9650 4500Mhz 500x9 on Air. None of the other boards could do it.
Closest stable was 490x9 with the MIIF. I've only had 1 BSOD with this board and it only took an hour for the beginnings of an oustanding OC session.
This is what i call FUN! I've booted into windows at 533X8 only to get my 1 and only BSOD after 10-15 seconds.
That was with no extra voltage over what i'm running now. I'll be checking for max FSB Next.

Thanks to napalm for some bios settings.

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post #23 of 30
DO you already have the Quad and memory? If not, X58...
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post #24 of 30
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Originally Posted by arjo_reich View Post
To put a finer point on that, this board is only about $120 USD average with various dealer discounts applied. For that, you get possibly the best possible board for a DDR2 + 65nm Quad Core solution that's hit the market to-date.

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My Q6600 has a VID of 1.2750v and is currently rock-solid stable at 3.4GHz (42% or 1000Mhz O/C) @ 1.2500v @ +20C over ambient room temps.
My glory shots for this board...(ambient, idle and load temps respectively)
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C2Q Q6600 G0 SLACR (lapped) GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P GIGABYTE 8800-GTX 768MB (4) 2GB OCZ (OCZ2F8004GK) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
(2) WD Caviar WD7500AAKS 750GB (2) Samsung SH-203B 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Windows Vista x64 SP1 (2) Samsung 226BW "S" 2ms (GTG) 700:1(DC 3000:1) 
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C2Q Q6600 G0 SLACR (lapped) GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P GIGABYTE 8800-GTX 768MB (4) 2GB OCZ (OCZ2F8004GK) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
(2) WD Caviar WD7500AAKS 750GB (2) Samsung SH-203B 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Windows Vista x64 SP1 (2) Samsung 226BW "S" 2ms (GTG) 700:1(DC 3000:1) 
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post #25 of 30
Thread Starter 
Yeah, I have decided to either go with the ASUS Maximus 2 P45 Chipset, or the 750i FTW! I know there is a huge price difference but I am thinking in the future because of how long it's going to be before I can SLi Is a couple of years so I think I should get the P45 since It's suppose to be really easy to OC the Intel CPUs with the P45s and such!
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post #26 of 30
why go with the 750i over the 780I?
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1TB WDC CAVIAR 2 SAMSUNG DVD+- BURNERS WINDOWS VISTA 64bit 2-22 ACER WIDESCREEN 
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post #27 of 30
Thread Starter 
Sorry, I ment 780i FTW lol Yeah I'm pretty sure I am just going to get the ASUS P45 Maximus 2! It has really great reviews and looks really great! I will see how it performs when I get it!
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post #28 of 30
does the ASUS P45 Maximus 2 have a led or lcd post?
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB WDC CAVIAR 2 SAMSUNG DVD+- BURNERS WINDOWS VISTA 64bit 2-22 ACER WIDESCREEN 
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LOGITECH G15(BLUE LED) KING WIN MACH 1 1000 WATT MODULAR TAGAN BLACK PEARL MX REVOLUTION 
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post #29 of 30
so the 780i of any model is great for overclocking?

I really wanna hit 3.7
Edited by jdub - 12/19/08 at 5:03pm
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Q6600 3.4ghz EVGA 780I FTW EDITION EVGA GTX295 8GB OCZ 4X2GB 1066 REAPER 
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1TB WDC CAVIAR 2 SAMSUNG DVD+- BURNERS WINDOWS VISTA 64bit 2-22 ACER WIDESCREEN 
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Q6600 3.4ghz EVGA 780I FTW EDITION EVGA GTX295 8GB OCZ 4X2GB 1066 REAPER 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB WDC CAVIAR 2 SAMSUNG DVD+- BURNERS WINDOWS VISTA 64bit 2-22 ACER WIDESCREEN 
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LOGITECH G15(BLUE LED) KING WIN MACH 1 1000 WATT MODULAR TAGAN BLACK PEARL MX REVOLUTION 
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post #30 of 30
I really reccomend the Maximus II. I swapped my 680i out for it a few weeks ago (good board but touchy as hell and lousy high-voltage RAM support) and I can't think of enough good things to say about it. It's very stable, bridges stay cool no matter what you throw at them, it definitely loves quads and it's a beautiful looking board besides. It does have a full size LCD poster which is sort of a little blue backlit picture frame shape on a long wire so you can stick it anywhere.

As mentioned, it only does Crossfire, but if you're sticking with one vid card anyway it won't really matter.
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