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|24th July 2007, 14:46||#1|
advice for MB supporting Q6600
what would you buy as cheap MB for a Q6600b barring the Asrock 4core dual VSTA (the VIA PT880 chipset leaves much to desire)?
|24th July 2007, 19:02||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2004
Excellent question; if the 1333 board works with Q6600 will bring it to 3G for cheap. This is OCing all about in my book.
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|25th July 2007, 16:28||#4|
Ideally a board costing between 60 and 120 euro with correct/decent performance that allowed the use of "legacy" components... is Asrock unique in such approach?
Any recommendation for a brand/model of P35 based MB in terms of performance/reliability/overclocking?
|25th July 2007, 16:34||#5|
Join Date: May 2002
Asrock is the only one allowing you to mix S775 C2D with DDR1/AGP, all other PCIe boards go for DDR2/PCIe
I bought an Asrock 775DualVSTA with good succes, tried 7900GT PCIe, 6600GT AGP, DDR1 and DDR2 sticks, it does it's job, and not too bad at OC either, got P4 3.06 at 3.6Ghz. With C2D it's even better "I have read"
check my thread here: Asrock 775DUAL-VSTA overclocking experience?
Asrock is the only one I know who has value boards with those features, bought mine for <€50
|26th July 2007, 13:21||#6|
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The cheap Asrock 4coreVSTA supports the Q6600, but it's poor in fsb overclocking. The Q6600 should run fine on it, but you won't be able to overclock it as it's a 266mhz fsb (1066) processor, and the max stable fsb for most 4coreVSTA boards is somewhere between 266 and 300mhz.
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