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DansFace
10-28-08, 11:37 AM
I can't seem to find a good simple Overclocking motherboard for my Q6600..
It doesn't need SLI or Xfire support sense i plan on just using single card

Looking for something around 150$ or lower
Any ideas?

bob saget
10-28-08, 01:14 PM
there's gotta be tons for that price or lower.

john19055
10-28-08, 02:07 PM
I heard this one was decent with the new Bios.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128345
but as was said there are a lot of decent motherboards for under $150 ,just look at reviews and see what looks the best for you because ever mother board is going to be some ones dream board and another person nightmare.

CaptNKILL
10-28-08, 02:23 PM
I can't seem to find a good simple Overclocking motherboard for my Q6600..
It doesn't need SLI or Xfire support sense i plan on just using single card

Looking for something around 150$ or lower
Any ideas?

A gigabyte P45 board should be great. Lots of options and dual bios just in case the settings get screwy. :)

Wolken007
10-28-08, 02:23 PM
You should have no problem finding a motherboard that will overclock the q6600 at that price range. I have my Q6600 in en EP35C-DS3R and it works just great at 3.6ghz. Easy to overclock - nice and straight forward. I would recommend that you stick with a P45 motherboard from Gigabyte. They seem to be easy overclockers. Also, I run as ASUS P5Q-E motherboard with my Q9450 and it works wonders. Has many more options to tweak and is certainly more intense that the Gigabyte boards, but if you know what you are doing, it works great.

jeffmd
10-28-08, 02:51 PM
dansface, keep in mind overclocking is way more then just having a bios that can do it. The motherboard needs the hardware as well, ranging from quality components that don't fluctuate their performance when things warm up more then usual, to chipsets and power converters with adaquit cooling solutions. Offering SLI solutions isn't really a bonus, but the norm for these motherboards because its part of the chipset and some simple motherboard design changes (offering a 2nd full width pci-e slot).

So expect to pay a pretty penny for a GOOD OC motherboard, and ignore the SLI capabilities..its not really costing you any more over a non SLI board.

said53
10-28-08, 09:17 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131295 you cant go wrong whit this board.:) my e8400 overclocked to 3.83ghz 1.36 volt very solid board.