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well ive been saving my money for close to two years now, and im getting a buch of parts to make a few builds, and i need a good overclocker for an E6600 and i was hearing alot about bad OCing boards, can anyone steer me in the right direction?
 

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I'm not an intel guy but I do believe most talk is of the p5b series boards...someone will come along and help you shortly..Welcome to oc.net<br><br>
Edit check this thread<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/intel-motherboards/127258-best-cheap-mobo-core2duo.html" target="_blank">http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...-core2duo.html</a>
 

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The P5B-D WiFi has been an excellent OC'er for me (w/ the 0711 BIOS).<br><br>
You will most likely want to replace the stock HSF with something with more surface area and a larger fan:<br><br>
Big Typhoon<br>
CNPS9500<br>
...or any of the tower coolers, such as the Noctua (one that supports 120mm fans).<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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If your budget allows, you can also consider the P5W64 WS Pro, or the<br>
P5WG2 WS Pro as well. Both of these are great overclockers and are packed with features - but you'll pay for them.<br><br>
Otherwise the P5B Deluxe is great (see if you can get the latest revision).
 
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Just like most people here will recommend the P5B Deluxe WiFi, I got one myself and if you decide to get this board, I can show you the BIOS screen shots to run an E6600 to 3.0ghz easy. So easy, everything is at "auto" mostly.
 

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The Gigabyte DS3 has been getting some sweet OCs, and you can run SLI or Crossfire with modded drivers.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The Gigabyte DS3 has been getting some sweet OCs, and you can run SLI or Crossfire with modded drivers.</div>
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The one potential downside with this board, however, is more limited memory compatability. IIRC, this board boots with 1.8v to the memory, and not all memory will run at this voltage, often requiring 2.0+.<br><br>
So it'd be good to double check this prior to purchasing a DS3/Memory combo.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The one potential downside with this board, however, is more limited memory compatability. IIRC, this board boots with 1.8v to the memory, and not all memory will run at this voltage, often requiring 2.0+.<br><br>
So it'd be good to double check this prior to purchasing a DS3/Memory combo.</div>
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Dood! You good...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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The gigabyte DS3 has issues running SLI or Crossfire (Especially SLI with the modded drivers). This is also true of the Asus P5B (like the gigabyte board, they are both 965 chipsets, with a 8x/4x split on pci-e channels). The problem is that the PCI-e slots are 8x/4x. True sli boards like the P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe from Asus has dual 16x/16x pci-e channels and the 975x boards (like mine) have 8x/8x. Using modded sli, there have been a number of corruption issues. Xtremesystems.org has a number of documented cases (that site is the originator of the modded drivers). If you intend to go sLi eventually (with a second 7900gtx) or switch to a crossfire setup, then you will want to get the Asus P5W DH Deluxe. Its no slouch in overclocking either.
 

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I plan on getting a 6600 or up, not sure what yet, but i dont want sli. I plan on getting an 8xxx series. theres no way i could afford 2. I need a very overclockable board, wifi would be great. are the allendales very good overclockers?
 

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yes but the conroe has 4 mb cache
 

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P5B-D all the way <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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I agree with Joeking. If you are going single gpu solution the P5B Deluxe is the best choice with an E6600.
 

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What are you guys saying, the Gigabyte DS3 only has ONE PCI-E slot!<br />
So its impossible for it to support modded/hacked SLI or Xfire.<br />
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I would recommend the P5B Deluxe for overclocking a E6600, but a Gigabyte DS3 if you plan to get an Allendale (E6400/E6300).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I agree with Joeking. If you are going single gpu solution the P5B Deluxe is the best choice with an E6600.</div>

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</div>The P5B-D is dual gpu ready isn't it?
 

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yes buts its 8x4x for slots and yes the DS3 has only one pci-e slot but i was talking 965 chipsets in general the asus has two.
 

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I've got the P5B-D and my manual clearly states that I have 2 x PCI-e 16 slots <img src="/images/smilies/confused.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Confused" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
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"This motherboard has two PCI Express x 16 slots that support PCI Express x 16 graphics cards complying with the PCI Express specifications"
 

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Nope, it runs a pci-e card at 16x in the primary if you put in two then its 8x4x, its a limitation of the 965x chipset<br><br><a href="http://usa.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=307&model=1295&modelmenu=2" target="_blank">http://usa.asus.com/products.aspx?l1...95&modelmenu=2</a><br><br>
"2 x PCI-E x16 (blue @ x16 mode, black @ x2 or x4 mode)"<br><br><br>
2 x PCI Express x 16 slot for <b>discret</b><b>e</b> graphics card<br><br><br>
for the Asus P5W DH<br><br><a href="http://usa.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=248&model=1198&modelmenu=2" target="_blank">http://usa.asus.com/products.aspx?l1...98&modelmenu=2</a>
 
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