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Am I the last person on OCN to use Striker Extreme in my rig? Striker owners, please come forward and share your stories!
    
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Bump! really?
    
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I just sold my P5N32-E SLI (aka Striker Extreme Jr.)

Do you need any specific info or help? I owned that board for a while and was able to OC with it quite successfully. Check out the link in my sig...
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I just sold my P5N32-E SLI (aka Striker Extreme Jr.)

Do you need any specific info or help? I owned that board for a while and was able to OC with it quite successfully. Check out the link in my sig...
Hey m8! I was just hoping to see more people using these great boards. I've owned mine since october 2007, and it's still running strong. It did have it's share of issues in first stages of BIOS development, and it is extremely picky about RAM. Ever since I bought Mushkin's CAS4 RAM, I haven't had a single issue with it. And I'm running it with Q6600@3.6ghz. Just wanted to hear what others had to say about it.
    
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Does 680i even support 45nm quads?
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Does 680i even support 45nm quads?
No, only 65nm Quads. It was great for OC'ing Core 2 CPU's, but a bear to OC quads. I did manage to get to 4.1 GHz with mine though, using a QX6850 Extreme CPU.
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No, only 65nm Quads. It was great for OC'ing Core 2 CPU's, but a bear to OC quads. I did manage to get to 4.1 GHz with mine though, using a QX6850 Extreme CPU.


That's what I thought.


It is a pretty sweet looking motherboard however.
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Hey m8! I was just hoping to see more people using these great boards. I've owned mine since october 2007, and it's still running strong. It did have it's share of issues in first stages of BIOS development, and it is extremely picky about RAM. Ever since I bought Mushkin's CAS4 RAM, I haven't had a single issue with it. And I'm running it with Q6600@3.6ghz. Just wanted to hear what others had to say about it.
I used the Mushkin blue line DDR2 800 CAS4 in mine. I was able to run it at 933 MHz CL4 at 2.15v.

Have you done the vdroop pencil mod yet? You should also figure out a way to cool your Northbridge chip better.
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For a time that board an the P5N32-E SLI were the bomb, and every overclocker was using them. Alas, I went though 4 of those boards due to toasty chipsets killing them selves, but that was my first overclocking board, and it was a blast!
    
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For a time that board an the P5N32-E SLI were the bomb, and every overclocker was using them. Alas, I went though 4 of those boards due to toasty chipsets killing them selves, but that was my first overclocking board, and it was a blast!
Yep, I literally spent almost a week getting a 4.0 OC out of mine with a Quad CPU. Pencil mod, additional cooling, extensive research, trial and error, etc. It took me about an hour to OC my new setup to 5 GHz.
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