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wil this motherboard be able to overclock to what i want

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December 11, 2007 10:40:24 PM

im looking at building a new system, and am getting a q6600 and overclocking it to 8x375 which is a nice 3.0ghz, now im looking to get a nice budget board till i decide to upgrade again

im currently looking at MSI P35 Neo2-FR LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130098

will this be able to sufficiently power the cpu and will it be a good well working motherboard for me
December 11, 2007 11:00:59 PM

It'll do 3 GHz without a problem.

Edit: For the record, you'd be better off with 333x9 and then using better memory dividers.
December 11, 2007 11:16:15 PM

i kinda of wanted to leave it at a 1:1 ratio, but im not really sure of any advantages or disadvantages of changing the multiplier or leaving it the same, got any advice towards it, thanks
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December 11, 2007 11:31:42 PM

monste4321 said:
i kinda of wanted to leave it at a 1:1 ratio, but im not really sure of any advantages or disadvantages of changing the multiplier or leaving it the same, got any advice towards it, thanks


1:1 with memory?

There really isn't an advantage or disadvantage. Running at 333x9 is the same as 375x8. However at 375x8 with 1:1 you come up with DDR2-750 which is under specs. You end up with a couple options:

333x9 - And try to drop the timings at DDR2-667.
333x9 - And run it at specs at DDR2-800.

You won't feel much of a difference, but it may benchmark slightly different.
December 11, 2007 11:45:34 PM

i can drop the timings a lil running it at 750 and if i set it at 333x9 i wont have a 1:1 mem ratio, and if i run it at 667 doesnt that defeat the point of getting ddr2 800 ram
December 11, 2007 11:49:38 PM

monste4321 said:
i can drop the timings a lil running it at 750 and if i set it at 333x9 i wont have a 1:1 mem ratio, and if i run it at 667 doesnt that defeat the point of getting ddr2 800 ram


Yes and no. Good quality DDR2-800 ram can run 3-3-3-9 timings at DDR2-667. You aren't going to notice a performance hit in most applications.

If you really want to run in 1:1 I would just aim for 3.2 GHz and 400x8. That would make more sense than 375x8 and underclocking the RAM anyways. Wouldn't running it at 750 defeat the purpose of having DDR2-800? :kaola: 
December 11, 2007 11:53:11 PM

lol touche or however the heck u spell it, but 750 is closer to 800 then 667 lol ok well then at 3.2 ghz ill need a decient cpu cooler, any good cheap cool suggestions lol
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