Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Hediir, Jan 8, 2008.
what are good motherboards for overclocking Q6600?
gigabyte ds4-r or the abit one that uses the P35 chipset
Abit IP35 Pro @ 3.6GHz on air (Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme w/ 2 Scythe S-Flex fans for push-pull config)
I also have the Abit IP35 Pro, Q6600 at 3.4ghz on air
anyone familiar with this board?
XFX nForce 680i LT SLI Motherboard, NVIDIA, Socket 775, ATX, Audio, PCI Express, SLI Ready, Gigabit LAN, S/PDIF, USB 2.0 & Firewire, Serial ATA, RAID
on tigerdirect its original price is at $195 but its on sale for $99 ....
are nForce 680i boards good in general for OC?
the problem with 680i boards is their northbridge runs too hot
check the nvidia or nforce forums
if you don't get active cooling on the northbridge, high ocs will just result on BSODs.
if you have no plans for SLI, just get a P35 board
nvidia chipsets are not great lately. intel > *
still my old one doc
Crucial Ballistix DDR2-1066
That's pretty badass. Did you have to underclock the memory or anything to get
those results? How about your voltages?
remember my Q6600 build thread?
I got stuck at 3.4ghz because if I raise the voltages more, temps gets really high.
What I did is reseated the heatsink, add another fan for push-pull configuration, and added a Corsair Memory cooler.
In short, it improved temps so I was able to increase the voltages more to reach 3.6ghz stable.
This is what it looks like now.
Pardon the cables, there are 6 hdds and 2 optical drives hooked up right now.
I raised all voltages except RAM.
Here's a screen shot of my settings (big pic): " Click me "
that is pretty
i got mine stable at 3.5ghz, 1.42v, on an asus p5w-dh
staying right around 50c under prime95 with zalman 9700
it won't do 3.6 though
try 8 multiplier, disable C1E and EIST
it's easier to reach 3.6ghz that way
this rig is more of a media center,... archiving and video/audio editing
reason for the quad and lots of hdds
I do play COD4 and Crysis on this machine too.
and of course,... porn
how's the sound level of that memory cooler? i was thinking of getting that same one.
nice rig btw. wish i had that many HDs have you thought of using drobo for all your harddrives?
doomsday, did you do an vmods to your mobo? vdroop, vcore, vdimm, etc.
that corsair cooler is very noisy at full speed. i'm running it at 50%.
i'd consider the drobo once it has FW800 or esata
I would have done the vdroop mod but since the oc was 40hrs stable with Prime95 and Orthos, I just didn't bother.
i thought the drobo supported any drive that wasn't IDE?
yes, sata1 or sata2 only. IDE won't work
it connects via USB
FireWire 800 or eSata would be better