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Old 04-26-2007, 05:54 PM   #11
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Default Re: Best overclocking motherboard for C2D?

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
and use its power
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Old 04-26-2007, 06:10 PM   #12
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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?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130082
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Old 04-26-2007, 09:32 PM   #13
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How high do you think I can get my E6300 with aftermarket aircooling on that 680i? 3ghz maybe?
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Old 04-26-2007, 09:38 PM   #14
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With a good cooler you should at least be able to come close to 3 GHz.
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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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