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i was doing some reading around about overclocking, because ive never had any personal experience with intel cpu/boards, and one thing i read specific to the sandybridge if that i should get a p67 board if i want to overclock the processor... did i read that correctly?

are there any other things that are a must? or things i should stay away from?


the rest of the system will remain the same as my sigrig.


thanks.
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yeah get a p67 if you plan to overclock
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i was doing some reading around about overclocking, because ive never had any personal experience with intel cpu/boards, and one thing i read specific to the sandybridge if that i should get a p67 board if i want to overclock the processor... did i read that correctly?

are there any other things that are a must? or things i should stay away from?


the rest of the system will remain the same as my sigrig.


thanks.
Yeah, only P67 boards currently support overclocking. H67 boards only have the advantage of using the integrated graphics+quicksync on the processor. Future Z68 boards will be able to support both integrated graphics AND overclocking, but not necessarily worth the wait.

Everything else you have looks good to me. Overclocking the processor is easy as hell, didnt take really more than a couple button clicks for me, it felt like cheating. There are a few guides around this section, have fun!
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yeah get a p67 if you plan to overclock
thanks.

btw, i noticed you have a 2600k. i clicked the link... oh my god. the most clean and beautiful system ive ever seen.


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Another Overclocker awakened to the truth...jk. Seriously I am fresh from a phenom x 6 and I couldn't be happier. Enjoy your upgraded rig !

Also, make sure the board your going to is like a high phase board if you want big overclocks. I think its called ud4 and up. Double check though. My board has not that great of overcockability I only can hit 4.6 stable. Its a msi p67a-g45 so aim for better. If you got the cash that is.
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Congratz!

If Bulldozer is a disappointment, Intel here I come!
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Another Overclocker awakened to the truth...jk. Seriously I am fresh from a phenom x 6 and I couldn't be happier. Enjoy your upgraded rig !

Also, make sure the board your going to is like a high phase board if you want big overclocks. I think its called ud4 and up. Double check though. My board has not that great of overcockability I only can hit 4.6 stable. Its a msi p67a-g45 so aim for better. If you got the cash that is.
will "ud4" be used across all manufactures or just gigabyte? i have a ud4 board right now, amd of course =(


money isnt exactly flowing, but i do want a decent board. the one i have now for my phenom has been great, and it only ran me $120. im hoping to stay in that range. maybe a little less if possible for a p67 board.
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Congratz!

If Bulldozer is a disappointment, Intel here I come!
see you soon im sure.


ive always been one to say, "for the money, amd is great". and i guess it kind of is. but when you want more performance, you DO get what you pay for. ive got this nice new 560ti, but its being held back by a slow cpu. everywhere i look i see better results on an intel chip, or even on an intel chip with a gpu model lower than mine.
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Congrats, I just made the move to Intel also and couldn't be happier.
    
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see you soon im sure.


ive always been one to say, "for the money, amd is great". and i guess it kind of is. but when you want more performance, you DO get what you pay for. ive got this nice new 560ti, but its being held back by a slow cpu. everywhere i look i see better results on an intel chip, or even on an intel chip with a gpu model lower than mine.
Need a damn job first though .
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