Originally Posted by Lord Xeb
I kinda miss my old Q6600. Had so much fun and learned so much using it. Still remember pushing it to 4.2GHz in the cold and having my UD3P inductors squeal from the power it was pulling.
Can't agree anymore, It's a very scholastic platform! Overclocking on nowadays boards just like riding your daddy's rapid car while with the older sockets you're the guy behind the wheel and as you said it's so much fun to play around with these old stuff just like an old car getting pimped out!
Originally Posted by kithylin
the P5E3's a crossfire board... so just using 1 in it right now. Haven't found a decently powerful SLI-capable board that's compatible with XP-32 for < $100 on ebay in a while.. maybe some day.
Always had dreamed of getting my paws on a EVGA nForce 780i SLI FTW motherboard some day.. all the used ones on ebay are like $150 - $200 still though.. probably one of "the ultimate SLI 775" boards. Maybe some day I'll get lucky and find one $50 or less if I keep looking.
If you're willing to settle on this socket I think it's better to look for a P45 board it's a superior overclocker to the 780i and you will benefit from the Intel ICH10 chipset harddrivers performance.
And as for the SLI, Did you try the SLI on a non-SLI Motherboard Patch? I don't know so much about it but here's a link it might help; http://www.overclock.net/t/670810/howto-sli-on-a-non-sli-motherboard-gtx5xx-compatible-1-0-final-released
Originally Posted by Hydroplane
I will have to try changing those GTL settings on mine, thanks
You are welcome I hope it's gonna to work for you. Do not worry about optimizing your GTLs, but do not go beyond the limits! All technical documents from Intel suggest 0.720x is the limit and also remember that GTLs are derived from FSB Termination voltage so let's say that you set CPU GTL Ref [0/2] to 0.64 and your vFSB is 1.26v then the actual GTL voltage would be 0.64 x 1.26 = 0.8064v for these two pairs of cores what I want to say don't go so high with VTT when your bumping up your GTLs as anadatech has sent their QX9650 to death with 1.5v of VTT so play it safe and don't exceed 1.4v, 1.45v would be your absolute max but I think with some NB/CPU GTLs tweaking you'll managed to greatly lower your VTT!
Also you might want to play with Ai Transaction Booster\"common performance level" I can't post with 10 or lower, 11 isn not stable but 100% stable with 12 I think i can tighten it with more nb voltage so try to loose it when you're tweaking your voltages then put it to the lower stable value. and make sure to set your Ai Clock Twister to light or even lighter I can't stand for 2 passes in IBT with "strong" but it's fine with moderate!Edited by Malik Sajid - 10/18/17 at 1:28pm