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November 17, 2007 10:18:23 PM

Hello everyone! My first day here, hoping this forum will succeed where other forums have failed :) 

Quick question goes...

Do these components work together...

Q6600
8800GT Leadtek 512 MB
PC2-6400 Corsair XMS2 DHX CL4 (4x1024 MB)
GA-P35-DQ6 Gigabyte

... and with ...

430 W Antec PSU
Win XP32
CNPS 7000B?

I am aware of that XP32 will not use more than ~3,2 GB of all RAM, but apart from the 800 MB RAM loss, will there be conflicts if I don't get Vista- or XP64 regarding the memory?

Will the CNPS fit on this mobo, and will it be able to cool the Q6600 enough for me to boost the FSB from 266 to 400 so the RAM is satisfied?

Many great great thanks for your support and shared expertise!

Masklin

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November 17, 2007 10:45:02 PM

Masklin said:
Hello everyone! My first day here, hoping this forum will succeed where other forums have failed :) 

Quick question goes...

Do these components work together...

Q6600
8800GT Leadtek 512 MB
PC2-6400 Corsair XMS2 DHX CL4 (4x1024 MB)
GA-P35-DQ6 Gigabyte

Yes they should work fine.

Masklin said:

... and with ...

430 W Antec PSU
Win XP32
CNPS 7000B?

The PSU may be a bit weak (by reputation not wattage) but it could work
a better choice http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
if you can get it.

Masklin said:

I am aware of that XP32 will not use more than ~3,2 GB of all RAM, but apart from the 800 MB RAM loss, will there be conflicts if I don't get Vista- or XP64 regarding the memory?

Will the CNPS fit on this mobo, and will it be able to cool the Q6600 enough for me to boost the FSB from 266 to 400 so the RAM is satisfied?

Many great great thanks for your support and shared expertise!

Masklin

There shouldn't be any confilcts with the OS

The Zalman CNPS 7000 will probably not be enough to overclock the Q6600 to 3.6GHz (3.0GHz, 9x333MHz or 3.2GHz , 8x400MHz maybe).
A ThermalRight Ultra 120 Extreme might be enough with a good fan and case.
800MHz RAM can still work at 800MHz even if the FSB is not 400MHz. You just have to select the right ratio
FSB:RAM ==> 266:800 ==> a ratio of 3.0
FSB:RAM ==> 333:800 ==> a ratio of 2.4
FSB:RAM ==> 400:800 ==> a ratio of 2.0 for Gigabyte boards.

EDIT : added some text.
November 18, 2007 10:46:50 AM

I checked the specifications of the Zalman CNPS-7000B just out of curiosity.
It's motherboard compatibility list for socket 775 is unavailable and it's stated on Zalman's webpage that for socket 775 you need to buy an additional mounting clip : http://www.zalman.co.kr/eng/product/view.asp?idx=143&co...

From the look of the cooler I'd say it's not compatible with the GA-P35-DQ6 revision 1.0 : http://www.giga-byte.com/FileList/Image/motherboard_pro...
and could be with the revison 1.1 :
http://www.giga-byte.com/FileList/Image/motherboard_pro...

I could be wrong but you might want to find a different cooler.
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November 18, 2007 1:30:08 PM

Thanks for all your answers!

If no conflicts except the slight RAM loss comes with XP32, I'm not sad.

Concerning the overclock I was thinking of reducing the multiple to 7.5, Resulting in 3 Ghz with 400 FSB. I noticed though the max FSB for this particular mobo was 333 Mhz, but it also says it's compatible with PC2-6400? 6400 runs at 400 Mhz, no? Odd.

Moreover I'm a bit concerned about those "relaxed timings" you mentioned Paul, what is EPP?

Concerning the PSU... argh, I was hoping it would suffice. Perhaps I could try with the Antec 430 W and change if it doesn't work out? (Will anything come to harm out of voltage shortage?)

And about the CNPS, I can't get my hands on the revision 1.1. So that's unfortunate. But better coolers, aren't they also bigger meaning no cooler is compatible with this mobo? :/ 

Perhaps the best course would be to switch mobo? Asus maybe? or DS3?

You people are my last hope, really, so I'd be really grateful for continued support.

Masklin

PS. It seems like most coolers are very hard to fit into cases and onto mobos without spacial conflicts arise. Why is this?DS.
November 18, 2007 2:54:53 PM

The 7.5x 400MHz is not possible (only 6, 7, 8 and 9 are available for a Q6600 so either 2800MHz or 3200MHz @ 400MHz FSB.

The maximum stock frequency for the P35 is 333MHz or 1333MHz FSB.
A frequency of 400MHz or 1600MHz FSB means you have to overclock it a bit as well.

The relaxed timings are in the range of 5-5-5-15 @ 800MHz if you're unlucky (most chipsets won't manage 4-4-4-12).
EPP = enhanced performance profile, a preset that the motherboard reads from the SPD memory chip so it knows how much to drive the RAM.

I've bought a GA-P35-DS3P and a Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme.
They fit perfectly even with a large 120mm fan on the cooler.

To determine what cooler fits what motherboard the best way is to read either a cooler review (anandtech.com, hardocp.com, hexus.net) or check the manufacturers website for a motherboard compatibility list.

A cooler that I know fits the DQ6 is the Tuniq Tower 120.
As for the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme I know it doesn't fit.
November 18, 2007 3:34:34 PM

I'd like to be aiming at the 3200 MHz line, which means Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme would be the way to go. (I read at anandtech.com it was the best air cooler available)

... which means my DQ6 must go. Will the DS3P (What's with the added P?) be able to reach 400 FSB?

Sigh, it's not decent to ask all these questions, and I'm sorry, but without an infinite amount of money to spend, it feels like everything must match, pretty much.

Is there any way to check compatibility Cooler-Case? Antec 1080AMG is what i have.

Yet again thanks for all your help!

PS. Since Anandtech used the S-Flex SFF21F, I think I will too, when you said the Ultra eXtreme fit your mobo, were you using it together with a fan? DS.

PPS. I can't find the DS3P in my country's web stores, will I be fine with DS3? DDS.
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