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Old 04-26-2007, 01:14 PM   #1
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Default Best overclocking motherboard for C2D?

What is the best motherboard for overclocking the E6300? I am looking at new motherboards, and I am thinking of going with a 650i. An MSI branded one at that. But I want to look at some of the best overclocking motherboards for the E6300. I have aircooling now and I want to get it to a higher speed than 1.93ghz.
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id say if u got the money got the nvidia 680i mother u can over clock like crazy on that
also if u got money go for the 6400 as it has 4mb of catch instead of 2 but if u don the 650i is a great bord as well
id recomend u buy from evga great customer support
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id say if u got the money got the nvidia 680i mother u can over clock like crazy on that
also if u got money go for the 6400 as it has 4mb of catch instead of 2 but if u don the 650i is a great bord as well
id recomend u buy from evga great customer support
The E6400 has a 2MB cache, the E6420 has 4MB
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Default Re: Best overclocking motherboard for C2D?

Or the 6320. It is almost the same as the 6300 , but with 4mb of cache. The 680i should be good for Oc'ing. I know someone who has a 680i board. He has a 300mhz oc. That is all he wants to push it though. It could easily go higher. Here is a link to the 6320.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115015
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I thought the 680i chipset ran hot, which would be a bad for overclocking
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no it dosnt get that hot the older moddel runs hot but the newwer one runs just fine with better cooling
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Old 04-26-2007, 02:57 PM   #7
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The Asus P5B line (P965 chipset) is pretty good in my experience. I've gotten the E6600 to 3.8 GHz stable with a Tuniq Tower.
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Default Re: Best overclocking motherboard for C2D?

I am not buying a new processor. I already have an E6300. I am buying a new motherboard. I want something around $130-$150. Are teh 650is good for overclocking? I have ddr2 667 Ram right now, will that cause any problems? And can the 650i boards over clock almost as well as say a, P965?
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it sounds like a hood buy for for it great over clockers
get the zalman kooler with artic silver and ull get to 3 ghz
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Default Re: Best overclocking motherboard for C2D?

I have an aftermarket cooler, but not the zalman, it was offbrand but had great reviews. I am getting an MSI 650i I think. I will never use SLI cause I have 2 monitors, but I will get a physics card for the second slot sometime.
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its got 3 pci x16 i think
so u can have both =)
sli as of right now dosnt do much unless u want really high reslolution
very few games/programs can take control of sli
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Default Re: Best overclocking motherboard for C2D?

No, sadly only 2 slots. Butthe problem is that SLI only allows one port open for only 1 monitor I think. Can normal grahpics cards be used for physics?

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Default Re: Best overclocking motherboard for C2D?

How high do you think I can get my E6300 with aftermarket aircooling on that 680i? 3ghz maybe?
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With a good cooler you should at least be able to come close to 3 GHz.
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Default Re: Best overclocking motherboard for C2D?

Cool. I think I am sure that is the motherboard I am going with. Only disapointment is that it only supports 8gb of Ram, and ram amounts are increasing vey quickly. My vurrent one supports 16gbs, but I think by the time I have 8gbs of RAM, I'll be getting a new mobo.
Would I find a big difference between ddr2 667 and ddr2 800 RAM? I dont know if I should sell my current RAM with my mobo and get some new ddr2 800 as well. I dont want to, but idk how much of a difference it will make.
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With an E6300, DDR667 is fine. The only thing I'd worry about is it holding you back in overclocking.

Believe me, you won't be using more than 8 GB of RAM anytime soon.
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some one said it before, but the 680's are great for OC'ing. if you're getting a 650, take a look at the one by evga. I love their quality and lifetime warranty. I've never really had good luck with MSI products so that kinda turns me away from thier equivilent.
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That MSI had top ratings tho. The others didnt and were getting a little out of my range. Anyway, whatever I get it will be better than my ECS 570.
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get 800 deff better or over clock ram
oh and if u run sli u can have 4 monitors
4 dvi ports

and u wont need more then 8 for a while
i mean right now the standered is 1 gig 2 for gamers
so ya ull be needeing a new pc by then
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No, in SLI the ports on the other card are disabled, so you could only have 2 monitors.
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