Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Few Queries..

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Southend-On-Sea
    Posts
    125
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked
    4 times in 4 posts
    • IainM's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5K-E
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6600 G0
      • Memory:
      • 2GB Geil PC2-6500
      • Storage:
      • Samsung Spinpoint 400GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus X1950 Pro
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520
      • Case:
      • Antec Nine Hundred Ultimate
      • Monitor(s):
      • 19" Widescreen Hanns.G
      • Internet:
      • 8Mb/s

    Few Queries..

    Hey,

    I'm about to build a new system since my current is showing it's age..

    I'm looking at getting something that will be fairly "future-proof"..

    I've read a lot of threads regarding the Q6600 vs E6*** and i've chosen to go quad.

    I was looking into getting a gigabyte motherboard with the new P35 chipset.. The ones that grabbed my attentiion were the ones that were DDR2 and DDR3 compatible.. The GA-P35C-DS3R looked a good choice since it had four DDR2 slots and an additional two DDR3 slots so if i did choose to take the step to DDR3 i could..

    As for the RAM i was a little confused.. The board supports PC2-8500 but i wondered if i would majorly benefit from having it.. I was looking at the OCZ PC2 8500 Reaper HPC Edition but obviously if i wouldn't majorly gain performance i would drop down to a lower spec..

    If anyone can shed some light onto whether the current components above will work well together or whether i'll face any problems i'ld be greatfull..

    Thanks,
    Iain.

  2. #2
    Efficiency freak Queelis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Vilnius, Lithuania
    Posts
    849
    Thanks
    130
    Thanked
    78 times in 72 posts
    • Queelis's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX
      • CPU:
      • AMD Ryzen 5 3600
      • Memory:
      • Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 32 GB 3200 CL16
      • Storage:
      • Adata XPG SX8200 PRO 512 GB, Toshiba E300 3TB, WD Green 1TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI GeForce 1060 ITX OC 3GB
      • PSU:
      • BeQuiet PurePower 10 600W
      • Case:
      • be quiet! Silent Base 601
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Professional
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell P2414H
      • Internet:
      • Gbit

    Re: Few Queries..

    If there's such thing as future-proofing in the IT world, it's quad.

    I wouldn't take a combo motherboard, as it only has 2 DDR3 slots, so you won't have much space to fill, and the performance gains will be nigh. You can't use DDR2 and DDR3 at the same time.

    The PC2-8500 RAM is only useful if you are planning to overclock, and not even necessary. The highest supported standard is PC2-6400 (800MHz), so the higher clocks will only be used when you overclock. But since Q6600 is on a 1066MHz FSB (266MHz quad-pumped), 800MHz ram will be quite enough.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    1,457
    Thanks
    33
    Thanked
    75 times in 71 posts

    Re: Few Queries..

    By the time ddr3 is is both plentiful, affordable and, most importantly, worth it (atm ddr3 doesn't show signifant gain over ddr2), it will prob be time to upgrade again. DDR2 will be around for quite awhile yet).

    There's nothing (that I know of) wrong with the Gigabyte mobo, just don't buy it just because they say it supports ddr3.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Southend-On-Sea
    Posts
    125
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked
    4 times in 4 posts
    • IainM's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5K-E
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6600 G0
      • Memory:
      • 2GB Geil PC2-6500
      • Storage:
      • Samsung Spinpoint 400GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus X1950 Pro
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520
      • Case:
      • Antec Nine Hundred Ultimate
      • Monitor(s):
      • 19" Widescreen Hanns.G
      • Internet:
      • 8Mb/s

    Re: Few Queries..

    Oh right thanks,

    THe other thing that i forgot to mention was the fact that the motherboard actually supported PC2-8500.. Which is the reason that i was looking into getting the PC2-8500.. The board says on the it that it supports DDR II 1066 so i presumed that i would be able to use PC2-8500 without having to overclock..

    Any further help would be greatly appreciated,

    Thanks,
    Iain
    Last edited by IainM; 11-08-2007 at 01:57 AM. Reason: typo

  5. #5
    TMD
    TMD is offline
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Kingston/Brighton - UK
    Posts
    135
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    6 times in 6 posts
    • TMD's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte DS3
      • CPU:
      • Intel C2Q Q6600 @ 3.2GHz
      • Memory:
      • 4GB Geil DDR2 ULL
      • Storage:
      • 1X500GB WD AAKS, 2XMaxtor 300GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800 GTX OC2
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX620W
      • Case:
      • Akasa Eclipse 62
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407WFP
      • Internet:
      • 20MB Virgin Media BB

    Re: Few Queries..

    If the motherboard supports it then it will run at that speed which is fine...but if i were you i would buy some good Pc6400...the GeIL Ultra Low Latency DDR2 for example...and run it at the higher speed. Ive got mine sitting with a E6600 and its clocked to PC8500 speeds and its just fine at stock volts

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Southend-On-Sea
    Posts
    125
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked
    4 times in 4 posts
    • IainM's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5K-E
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6600 G0
      • Memory:
      • 2GB Geil PC2-6500
      • Storage:
      • Samsung Spinpoint 400GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus X1950 Pro
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520
      • Case:
      • Antec Nine Hundred Ultimate
      • Monitor(s):
      • 19" Widescreen Hanns.G
      • Internet:
      • 8Mb/s

    Re: Few Queries..

    Thanks,

    I'm going for the Asus P5K Deluxe Motherboard, C2Q 6600 and a set of OCZ PC2-6400C4 Dual Channel Platinum Revision 2 XTC Series..

    Thanks for your help,
    Iain.

  7. #7
    TMD
    TMD is offline
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Kingston/Brighton - UK
    Posts
    135
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    6 times in 6 posts
    • TMD's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte DS3
      • CPU:
      • Intel C2Q Q6600 @ 3.2GHz
      • Memory:
      • 4GB Geil DDR2 ULL
      • Storage:
      • 1X500GB WD AAKS, 2XMaxtor 300GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800 GTX OC2
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX620W
      • Case:
      • Akasa Eclipse 62
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407WFP
      • Internet:
      • 20MB Virgin Media BB

    Re: Few Queries..

    Quote Originally Posted by IainM View Post
    Thanks,

    I'm going for the Asus P5K Deluxe Motherboard, C2Q 6600 and a set of OCZ PC2-6400C4 Dual Channel Platinum Revision 2 XTC Series..

    Thanks for your help,
    Iain.
    good choice!

  8. #8
    Lover & Fighter Blitzen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Between Your Mum & Sister
    Posts
    6,310
    Thanks
    539
    Thanked
    382 times in 300 posts
    • Blitzen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ABIT iX38 QuadGT
      • CPU:
      • Intel Quad Q6600 @ 3.6Ghz : 30 Degrees Idle - 41-46 Degrees Load
      • Memory:
      • 4 x 1GB OCZ Platinum PC6400 @ 4-4-4-12
      • Storage:
      • 2 x 500GB Samsung Spinpoints - RAID 0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX 285
      • PSU:
      • Enermax MODU 82+ 625W
      • Case:
      • Antec Nine Hundred
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Viewsonic Q22wb 22" Widescreen - 5ms
      • Internet:
      • O2 premium @ 17mb

    Re: Few Queries..

    Quote Originally Posted by IainM View Post
    Thanks,

    I'm going for the Asus P5K Deluxe Motherboard, C2Q 6600 and a set of OCZ PC2-6400C4 Dual Channel Platinum Revision 2 XTC Series..

    Thanks for your help,
    Iain.
    Nice set up.. I bought that OCZ memory and i love it.
    Unfortunately when i bought the first set of 2gb i paid £129 for it ... 5 weeks later i bought another set for £67

    Microdirect are the cheapest around for that one atm.
    http://www.microdirect.co.uk/(16746)...R2-PC6400.aspx

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Southend-On-Sea
    Posts
    125
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked
    4 times in 4 posts
    • IainM's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5K-E
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6600 G0
      • Memory:
      • 2GB Geil PC2-6500
      • Storage:
      • Samsung Spinpoint 400GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus X1950 Pro
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520
      • Case:
      • Antec Nine Hundred Ultimate
      • Monitor(s):
      • 19" Widescreen Hanns.G
      • Internet:
      • 8Mb/s

    Re: Few Queries..

    Cheers,

    Just ordered a set.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. RMA queries
    By Toge in forum SCAN.care@HEXUS
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 17-08-2006, 10:39 AM
  2. ZM80D-HP and SLI queries
    By wizlah in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 13-07-2006, 03:16 PM
  3. Returns queries
    By tfboy in forum SCAN.care@HEXUS
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 07-02-2006, 01:27 PM
  4. Nebula DigiTV Card queries
    By The Hand in forum Graphics Cards
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-02-2005, 04:31 AM
  5. Console queries...
    By Rhyth in forum Graphics Cards
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 27-01-2005, 01:10 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •