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does anyone know whats the highest someone has overclocked with a conroe on a P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe MB?<br><br>
Cuz i have an E6400 and the highest i've gotten is 2.4 ghz
 

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I know that the overclocking on that board is mediocre at best, but this seems very crappy to me.<br><br>
Is there anything that would hold you back, like RAM and so on?
 

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</div>Nothing will ever hold an Intel CPU more than an nForce 4 based motherboard. He could have the G.Skill DDR2 1000 and the PCP&C 1000w PSU and LN2 and still he wouldn't be able to go any higher......you know that, we all know that. <br />
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I'd say the only way you could see that E6400 hit 3.0ghz+ is by getting a P5B Deluxe Wi-Fi, otherwise 2.40ghz isn't that much great at all.
 

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Bad mobo, get new one or something to overclock better
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Nothing will ever hold an Intel CPU more than an nForce 4 based motherboard. He could have the G.Skill DDR2 1000 and the PCP&C 1000w PSU and LN2 and still he wouldn't be able to go any higher......you know that, we all know that. <br />
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I'd say the only way you could see that E6400 hit 3.0ghz+ is by getting a P5B Deluxe Wi-Fi, otherwise 2.40ghz isn't that much great at all.</div>

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</div>I know that, but 12-13% seems even lousy for that board.
 
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yeah i know, it really holds back the potential of the chip. the SLI is nice but i dont even use it. I find SLI a really cheesy gimmick. ive seen reviews and getting two 7600GT video cards doesnt even match the 7900 in performance. what a crock by nVidia. why bother buying two cards when youll pay more for less performance than getting one card that performs better than both.<br />
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So, why exactly is this chipset so bad for overclocking? and is it possible to sell it off to somebody?
 

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The nVidia nForce chipset is originally designed for AMD systems I believe, and the transfer to the Intel platform just did not yield good results.<br><br>
SLI, like Crossfire, is not just a gimmick. However, it was never designed with two mid-range cards in mind. SLI and Crossfire show their power truly at high resolutions (1600 x 1200 or 1680 x 1050 as bare minimum). At those resolutions, with high levels of AA, AF, and/or HDR, dual graphic solutions, and even Quad SLI, really are beneficial.<br><br>
However, for most folks who have a 19" monitor, and in many cases a 20" monitor, a single card is more than sufficient.<br><br>
You might have luck selling it on eBay... do some research.
 

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That is the highest nForce 4 can push and Intel CPU. From the early Smithfield days to Conroe, there's no hope for that chipset nor there will be.<br><br>
IMO, the cause of not being a successful overclocking chipset, it's because of HyperTransport, I think for as long as that feature is embedded in the chipset, forget about getting a high overclocking setting like on an Intel chipset.<br><br>
I remember the first time the nForce 4 came out, $289 for that and lots of people bought it but....suddenly down to <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131578" target="_blank">You look</a>, it's ridiculous and to make matters worst & funny at the same time, that's exactly the same chipset used in the current <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131071" target="_blank">C2D nForce 4 motherboard</a>, yet almost 3x more expensive. Sure one does support it but the other does, no biggy because both equally suck!
 

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Ok... I knew those boards sucked at overclocking...but thought it would get something like 20% or so... this seemed just too bad to me.<br><br>
Thanks for enlightening me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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FUGGER at XS killed the first nForce4 at 300fsb (100fsb overclocked), then the 2nd nForce 4, the one with dual x16 lanes, killed at 267fsb (a 67fsb overclock), so basically they could OC that high but most likely the board will die. What's the fun on that? It's like buying a puppy which eventually he'll run under a truck and the truck will..........well you figure.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">yeah i know, it really holds back the potential of the chip. the SLI is nice but i dont even use it. I find SLI a really cheesy gimmick. ive seen reviews and getting two 7600GT video cards doesnt even match the 7900 in performance. what a crock by nVidia. why bother buying two cards when youll pay more for less performance than getting one card that performs better than both.<br />
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So, why exactly is this chipset so bad for overclocking? and is it possible to sell it off to somebody?</div>

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</div>What do you want for it? Send a screen shot with CPUZ?
 
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heres the screen shot with cpu -z<br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/b/b0/b0fefe1d_vbattach33393.bmp"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.overclock.net/b/b0/525x525px-LL-b0fefe1d_vbattach33393.jpeg" style="width:390px;height:459px;"></a>
 
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heres another screen shot for the motherboard<br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/6/69/6943b628_vbattach33394.bmp"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.overclock.net/6/69/525x525px-LL-6943b628_vbattach33394.jpeg" style="width:390px;height:459px;"></a>
 

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Yea, board's not that great. SLI and Crossfire only if you have a big panel.
 

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you dont need P5B.....badaxe 2 is great too ( using badaxe 1 ) im at 3.52 ghz....<br />
you can always get DS3....DQ6.....P5W-DH....not necessarily P5B Deluxe -.-
 

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The (very very expensive) ASUS P5W64 Professional is very good also. Close to 500MHz FSB right out of the box. And, the ABIT A9W MAX (or whatever the model number is). Also, high FSB, but only one PCI slot, which is useless when running dual graphics.<br />
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I'd still pick the P5B over the other P965 Express boards though.
 

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I like the badaxe.... nuff said lol !....anyways the highest ive gotten with the P5N SLI ( not deluxe ) was 300 fsb... no higher than that......it sucks and its the lamest board asus made for overclockers....well its a cheap budget sli C2D mobo though....thats all I can think of
 
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yup same problem here: 300 fsb and any higher and it just craps out. meh got paid today, must cut spending habits, but i really want to bring out the potential of this chip here and the p5b seems liek the easiest thing i can purchase interms of walking distance. there no places around here that sell the bad axe. how much does that mobo go for anyway?
 
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Mad"> jesus, that mobo is $275, forget the bad axe. going to get the p5b on friday. i'll post the results of the overclock over the weekend.<br><br>
thank you all for the wonderful advice and insight. you've been a great help.
 
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