Recommend Core 2 Duo motherboard

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  1. mason666

    mason666 Master Guru

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    Can anyone gimme advice on which of these boards is best for a Core 2 Duo E6600? I'm looking for a FSB of 400 so I can have an OC to 3.6ghz which is a 1:1 ratio with my pc6400 ram. Also I definately want SLI or Crossfire, not too much preference which. Here's what I could find...

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=467394
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=468706
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=434311
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=360434
    Crossfire

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=459994
    Sli
     
  2. Infested Nexus

    Infested Nexus Ancient Guru

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  3. John

    John Ancient Guru

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    The AW9D MAX provides excellent overclockability as well. It might just end up better than the Asus' boards when they get the bugs sorted. It has a max MCH voltage of 2v!
     
  4. brz555

    brz555 Master Guru

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    see sig. easily modded if you need to, IDCC makes OCing piece of cake, I've seen ppl getting insane FSB. It's very stable, but i t doesn't have ASUS' F1 to recover bios settings when you go too far... It's xf ready not sli. I get 3.0 GHz on stock Vcore, some got it to 3.2, 3.3 on stock Vcore. I hadn't tried it yet
     

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    Another vote for Abit AW9D-Max, from my experience ASUS card are not what they used to be, you see a good model in some review, you buy one and it sux 4 you, it's gambling :), if you'r a lucky quy you could try ASUS if not stay away from them ;)
     
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    iceman320 Member Guru

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    I ordered an ecs micro atx mobo form new egg that has a fsb speed of 1066 at least that's what it says the fsb speed is on the mobo box.
     
  7. mason666

    mason666 Master Guru

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    :huge-bump: Would like to order tonight so any feedback in the next 3 hours would be much appreciated
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2006

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