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Old July 14, 2007, 02:22 PM
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Comments, questions, and critiques welcome.

This board/cpu/mem combo will be up and running under WC for a week. I'm more than willing to check out some different settings for the curious.

The review can be found here...... http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/hardw...rd-review.html

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Old July 14, 2007, 04:02 PM
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$316!?!?! Wow I would never pay that much for this motherboard, I am glad mine only cost me half that.

Although I do love my P35-DQ6, it would not be worth that price.
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You're using 2 X 1Gig Supertalent PC6400 T800UX2GC4 which is 800MHz ram, and you specified that "Stable memory OC was 1062 5-5-5-15 5:6 divider..." Looking at the s/s below, the closest multiplier to a 5:6 divider is 2:1. How did you achieve the 5:6 divider, using that BIOS?

This is directly related to my question "dram ratio". There is something I don't get, or a BIOS setup I don't understand.



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Sorry, I guess I've got my terminology wrong..... I suppose I should have said ratio rather than divider.

The 5:6 figure I was using is what CPU-Z reports the memory as running at.

The memory is running at the selection shown in the picture which is 2.40.
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Old July 14, 2007, 04:34 PM
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$316!?!?! Wow I would never pay that much for this motherboard, I am glad mine only cost me half that.

Although I do love my P35-DQ6, it would not be worth that price.
Heh.... where did you find a DQ6 for $150?????

It is pricey, but the price is in line with other new chipsets when they were first released.... I remember seeing the 680i chipset boards being offered for +$300 when they first came out.
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Heh.... where did you find a DQ6 for $150?????

It is pricey, but the price is in line with other new chipsets when they were first released.... I remember seeing the 680i chipset boards being offered for +$300 when they first came out.

I bought mine from Canada Computers back in the beginning of May for $166 :)

A P5K-Deluxe is only $260. If I had to pay $300+ for my board I would of definitely went with a P5K-D for $50+ less.
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So, aside from price, how's your experience with the board been?

I mentioned it in the review, but I'm still amazed at how easy it is to OC on this board.
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It is a pretty good board, but I get really annoyed with it on occasion. I run 3.6GHz, 400MHz FSB with a 4:5 divider, is well over 24H prime stable, yet often I'll change from a different OC to this one and i will get continuous restarts. And the only way to get it to boot is remove 3 of the 4 sticks of ram.


But besides that the board is great, i am almost dissapointed it is so easy to overclock
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Sorry, I guess I've got my terminology wrong..... I suppose I should have said ratio rather than divider.

The 5:6 figure I was using is what CPU-Z reports the memory as running at.

The memory is running at the selection shown in the picture which is 2.40.

I really don't think you are in the wrong. I have never heard of anyone calling it a DRAM multiplier among overclockers.
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i am almost dissapointed it is so easy to overclock
Strangely enough, that's the way I felt about it as well...... :)

Weird one on the "stable" OC which won't originally boot.... It almost sounds like a setting which isn't available to tweak being reset when you drop down to one stick and then bumping up as you put them back in.
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