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    Lightbulb Core2Duo Motherboards...

    Considering the core2duo is still relatively new on the market, good motherboards are few and far between.

    I've read that the ASUS P5B Deluxe and Intel D975XBX are decent, but I'm curious as to what else is out there...
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    can anyone say if there's a release date on the nforce chipset mobo's that are conroe ready? If they even exist yet...

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    I would be interested to know which motherboards would be ok to perform moderate overclocking of say the E6600 (pref without voltage changing), would the AsRock conroe range even do this (945 chipset)? I have heard that the E6600 can hit 4Ghz!
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    Quote Originally Posted by geezerone
    I would be interested to know which motherboards would be ok to perform moderate overclocking of say the E6600
    The boards I mentioned previously (ASUS P5B Deluxe and Intel D975XBX) overclock very well according to reviews. The difference being that the ASUS is slightly better, but it has no crossfire/SLI support like the Intel board.
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    the p5b can unlock the multiplier downwards on the conroe

    just my 2 cents


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    Quote Originally Posted by geezerone
    I have heard that the E6600 can hit 4Ghz!
    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=110121

    ^^

    4.5ghz to be precise

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    many pps claim ASUS P5W DH Deluxe is better than the 965 based ASUS P5B Deluxe the p5w is based on the older 975 chipset. Looking round Xtreme systems etc the p5w seems to get higher fsb overclocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supershanks
    many pps claim ASUS P5W DH Deluxe is better than the 965 based ASUS P5B Deluxe the p5w is based on the older 975 chipset. Looking round Xtreme systems etc the p5w seems to get higher fsb overclocks.

    luck
    I think its very much dependent on which reviews you read.

    From what I've read the P5B is a much better overclocker, but the DH does offer some cool features and it does support crossfire/SLI.
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    All the current boards suck tbh... none of them are free of significant issues, although admittedly the situation is getting better with subsequent BIOS updates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sumanji
    All the current boards suck tbh... none of them are free of significant issues, although admittedly the situation is getting better with subsequent BIOS updates.
    ^^agreed with the above understatement

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    Currently, the best board for overclocking is the Asus p5b-Deluxe

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    I'm with Sumanji
    All the current boards suck tbh... none of them are free of significant issues, although admittedly the situation is getting better with subsequent BIOS updates
    I pointed out the ASUS P5W DH Deluxe as one of the main boards being used atm, which was unmentioned.

    As far as i'm concerned the fact that i'm an observer rather than a player at this time adds to Sumanji's point.

    luck

    PS Just found this thread Which motherboard do you recommend for Core 2 Duo overclocking? Here's how the vote is atm for non members State of the poll
    Last edited by Supershanks; 27-08-2006 at 11:03 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supershanks
    As far as i'm concerned the fact that i'm an observer rather than a player at this time adds to Sumanji's point.
    Yeah same... I think I'm gonna use by C2D budget to get a new AV receiver and DVD player instead.

    Gonna wait for the next Conroe stepping and 2nd gen. motherboards that can actually boot up without having to be sprinkled with magic fairy dust first

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    Gonna wait for the next Conroe stepping and 2nd gen. motherboards that can actually boot up without having to be sprinkled with magic fairy dust first
    Hehe Sounds a plan 2 me, my own preference is a new monitoor & gfx card


    New Stepping is supposedly on it's way the nvidia 500 intel chipset may be ok:- NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI Intel Edition & NVIDIA nForceĀ® 500 Series

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