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Motherboard for Core 2 Duo Intel E6300 1.86 ghz

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January 29, 2007 10:37:58 PM

Hi! I need some help in choosing the best motherboard for this processor. Can anyone give his/her opinion? Thanks!

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January 30, 2007 9:36:04 AM

An idea of your budget/needs would help.
You've posted in the overclocking section so we'll assume that's a priority.
Probably the best mobo at the moment is the abit AB9 QuadGT as it not only does over 500fsb but does so on the 1067 strap which gives better performance than the 1333 that most other mobos use to get there.

At the other end of the scale the Biostar 965PT is probably the best bang for buck C2D oc mobo.
January 30, 2007 10:35:20 AM

Buff, have you found any posts that back up your assertion that the mobo can/does go over 500?

Thanks.
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January 30, 2007 11:35:32 PM

Thanks for your help BUFF! I really appreciated your attention! :D 
February 2, 2007 10:57:13 AM

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Hi! I need some help in choosing the best motherboard for this processor. Can anyone give his/her opinion? Thanks!

Just finished overclocking my e6300 to 3Ghz. I used a Gigabyte DS3 revision 2 board. It was easy as pie. My idle tempts are 28c with stock cooling. Even though I am a novice overclocker, my opinion is that this board is an overclocker's wet dream!

My setup:

e6300 @ 3Ghz
1GB stick of Kingston Value Ram DDR800
"STOCK COOLER" Came with the CPU Why pay more?
Nvidia 7600GT "Silent Pipe" No cooling fan.
Ac Bel 525watt Power Supply
iCute case with a side 220mm fan.

If it weren't for my WD Raptor hard drive making the occasional gurgling sound, I'd swear the PC was turned off.
February 2, 2007 3:00:43 PM

I also have a Gigabyte DS3 motherboard, and have got my Core 2 Duo E6300 up to 3.43ghz. To be fair, it wasn't stable at this speed, but that is purely down to the RAM, which was running far faster than it was meant to be able to . With faster RAM there is no reason to suspect that I couldn't get the FSB beyond 500, seeing as it is 490 in my best overclock with the slower RAM. I saw posts of the FSB reaching beyond 500 with 1ghz ram, in different forums, and in reviews of the board before I bought it back last summer. It's a safe bet for any overclocker I would say. Only problem is high northbridge temps, so make sure the case has good airflow.
February 3, 2007 4:15:14 PM

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Buff, have you found any posts that back up your assertion that the mobo can/does go over 500?

yes, several incl. Gary Key from Anandtech.

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With faster RAM there is no reason to suspect that I couldn't get the FSB beyond 500, seeing as it is 490 in my best overclock with the slower RAM. I saw posts of the FSB reaching beyond 500 with 1ghz ram, in different forums, and in reviews of the board before I bought it back last summer.

very true but it will do so on the 1333 strap (it switches automatically at ~400fsb) - the QuadGT will do it on the 1067 strap thus giving better performance clock for clock over 400fsb.
February 4, 2007 3:23:27 AM

hey, thank you all for the help! :D 
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