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Old December 29, 2007, 10:23 PM
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that is cheap, I like that mobo. Wish computer stores were open on Sunday's, would pick one up.
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Old December 29, 2007, 10:27 PM
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that is cheap, I like that mobo. Wish computer stores were open on Sunday's, would pick one up.
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No problem. Glad I could help.
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Old December 29, 2007, 10:48 PM
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How is it for overclocking, any heat issue's , the bois easy to up date. What did your cpu run stock at.
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Old December 29, 2007, 11:08 PM
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How is it for overclocking?
- It's great for overclocking, BIOS is very user friendly and very tweakable. You will need to remember to press Ctrl+F1 once you are in the BIOS to unlock the memory options.

Any heat issues?
- I didn't have any but others have said that the NB gets toasty warm when OCing.

The BIOS easy to update?
- I didn't update the BIOS, when I had it mine came with the F4 BIOS which was the latest at the time. Charlie 3.0 might be able to tell you about the BIOS update if he has updated his BIOS.

What did your CPU run stock at?
- I had a E2180 that ran at 2.0GHz but it would change to 1.6GHz, this was because of the Power Save features that were enabled in the BIOS, once I disabled them it stayed at 2.0GHz. I was able to overclock it to 2.75GHz Orthos stable for 8+ hours at stock vcore.
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Old December 29, 2007, 11:24 PM
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thats great, now I really can not wait..lol I should be able to do lots with this mobo then.
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Old December 29, 2007, 11:28 PM
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Yeah you should be able to get a really good OC, really depends on your cooling setup. Charlie has had a lot more success with his and he would be a better person to ask more questions about getting higher OC's using this board.
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Old December 29, 2007, 11:30 PM
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So easy to oc... with a BIOS like this one. Had to flash it to the latest rev., no problem. If oc'ing, put a SpotCool on top of the NB. Past 450 FSB, that HSF gets really warm.

I was able to push a Q6600 on water @ 3.0 on stock volts. Max. was 3.9, now running @ 3.6 w/ 1.45V.
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So easy to oc... with a BIOS like this one. Had to flash it to the latest rev., no problem. If oc'ing, put a SpotCool on top of the NB. Past 450 FSB, that HSF gets really warm.

I was able to push a Q6600 on water @ 3.0 on stock volts. Max. was 3.9, now running @ 3.6 w/ 1.45V.

Will be on air for now, using CM 690 with 6 120 mm fans and Zalman CNPS8000 Ultra Quiet Low Profile CPU Cooler
does that spotcool work good to keep that NB cool
I should be able to oc my E6550 to 3.0 or 3.2 GHz with this mobo.
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Old December 30, 2007, 06:38 PM
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I have the SpotCool next to the NB and is very efficient. As for oc'ing, it's always the Luck of the Draw. Who knows.
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Old December 30, 2007, 08:21 PM
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thats true on oc'ing it is luck of the draw. I will buy this mobo tomorrow and the spotcool as well.
I will post some pics and score once i have this going, I hope to get 3.0 or higher.


I think its going to be fun.
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