I guess i should have mentioned this is for a low budget build.
I don't need the extra 200 or 300 OC i might get from a top of the line board.
I just need one that can overclock, without artificial limits and has settings like vcore.
the g41 board i got can't even do a 100 OC and has no vcore settings. or any voltage settings.
i am of course open to boards on other sites
but you can now see my price range i am shooting for 30 to 50 or 60 max
maybe i need to consider the price difference i will have to pay for a board that will overclock.
but i am hoping there are a few that can do decent overclocking on that site or a similar site.
that is a very nice board
over 200 new and 100 used is best i see for it
I really appreciate all these results you guys are posting.
but to be honest if i was looking to spend that much on a board i would not be using a socket 775 processor.
for $250 i can get x6 1055t and tons of memory and a good board.
or if i am staying with intel a first gen i3 for around 100 a new board that can OC easy and tons of memory.
It would cost more to go with the above recommended board after adding cost for memory and cpu.
like i said i am not looking for max overclock of extra 200 or 300
what i am looking for is a nice boost from stock clock speed for core 2 duos in lower mid 2ghz range.
I have two of these a e6750 and an e6550.
i just used the 6750 to run win xp and it surprized me how fast it was.
it would be nice to try for 3.2 ghz or something like that.
and even a board To OC pentium D 945s
I want to spend 40 max on a used board. or 50 on a new one.
The G'byte G41's work fairly well with the right CPU's. Using an E5200 series chip (200 MHz FSB), you will be limited by the CPU core speed. Using an E6500 or E7200 series chip (266 MHz FSB freq), you can achieve a moderate overclock while being limited by the G41 chipset 340 - 360 MHz upper FSB limit. Because there's so little headroom, CPU's with 333 MHz FSB freqs don't work well.
The newer G41's use DDR3 RAM, which is no real problem now because DDR3 is pretty cheap right now.
Go through the guides. Then take your core voltage off Auto and set your memory voltage to factory recommended values. Change the System Memory Multiplier (DDR3 RAM) from AUTO to 4.0. Then when you increase the FSB, the memory clock will rise in in proportion with it. At an FSB of 200 MHz (E5200), your memory clock should be at 800 MHz.
I have an E6500 in a G41 (352 MHz FSB limit) running at 3.87 GHz which I think is "not bad for such a cheap system".