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Old 23rd Jan 2012, 14:18   #1
Heffer23
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Best motherboard for the Q6600 to sit in

Hi all,

Qucik & easy one for you all.... I hope

What's the best board for a Q6600 to sit in.

I currently have a Inno 680i which is awful for overclocking my Q6600

Any help would be appreciated.

PS Please don't respond if its telling me to buy a diff CPU (money not available for full upgrade - i.e. mobo, cup, fan, ram etc)

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Old 23rd Jan 2012, 14:29   #2
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for overclocking the P35 chipset was always good. Avoid the nforce chipsets, though by the sound of things you have come to that realisation by yourself. To be honest any of the p35 / X38 / P45 / X48 chipsets are fine, though most X48 boards take DDR3 RAM so don't get one if you have DDR2.

From recollection, the asus boards all had good reputations, especially the p5k, p5e and rampage boards - though a rampage may be overkill for you. The DFI lanparty boards were also supposed to be quite good, though i never owned one.

See what you can pick up second hand. I recently managed to pick up an asus p5e X38 board for about 40

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Old 23rd Jan 2012, 14:32   #3
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Is that a G0 version Q6600?
P5Q Deluxe is regarded as the best for ocing Q6600.
But I've had a G0 Q6600 on a Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R board and a Abit IP35 Pro board.
Both P35 Chipsets(P5Q range is P45 Chipset) but happily ran 3.2GHz at stock volts(1.325V) and 3.6GHz at 1.375V.
Ocing amount is very dependent on the components used - specially CPU, so your mileage may vary!

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Old 23rd Jan 2012, 15:31   #4
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I had a p5q with my q9550 and it was an outstanding board.

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Old 23rd Jan 2012, 15:34   #5
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P5Q Deluxe is regarded as the best for ocing Q6600.
Without a doubt.. I swapped a P5KC for this, unlocked more overclocking than i thought was possible. Still use it today

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Old 23rd Jan 2012, 15:41   #6
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+1 for the ASUS P5Q series boards - they really are excellent S775 boards and great for overclocking these quad cores.

I have personally used the P5Q-E and P5Q Pro Turbo and they were both very nice. So if you see any of the following for a decent price (sub-50) then you are onto a winner:

ASUS P5Q Pro
ASUS P5Q Deluxe
ASUS P5Q-E
ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo
ASUS P5Q Premium

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Old 23rd Jan 2012, 17:06   #7
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Yeah must admit p35 chipset is somewhat lacking but for OC it's an absolute dream.... 425mhz FSB for almost 5 years on my p5k says a lot. Extremesys nerds talk in terms of 500mhz+ for this board

As far as feature rich and best is concerned, definitely the p5q series of boards

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Old 25th Jan 2012, 00:02   #8
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Wow.... thanks all, very very helpful

Thread is well & truly closed

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Old 26th Jan 2012, 13:07   #9
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A little more info don't hurt

I had an Abit IP35 Pro with my Q6600 and it clocked to 3.6ghz but I didn't try very hard (probably could go further). I blew it up by plugging in a dead water pump!

I replaced it with a Asus P5Q Deluxe which I still use today and recently I thought I'd see what extra I can get out of my chip now as I'm not so worried about killing it and I'm at 3.8ghz (475x8) and still tinkering. Both really good motherboards.
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Old 26th Jan 2012, 13:21   #10
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ASUS P5Q Deluxe

It is regarded as the best s775 board and this includes overclocking.

My Q6600@3.5GHz is on the other board Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3LR which is a decent board aswell. However I do have a feeling that if I switched to Asus P5Q Deluxe, then I can overclock further as it is 8 or 16 phase board.

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Old 26th Jan 2012, 23:40   #11
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Not sure how different it is to the P5Q, but I have a P5K Deluxe which overclocks my Q6600 very nicely indeed.


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Old 27th Jan 2012, 08:54   #12
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just noticed your 3.6GHz at 1.321v

Must be some headroom there

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Old 3rd May 2012, 19:16   #13
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Hi all

I gave in & went all out.... please see my new signature for details (PPI came in LOL)

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