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Digital_Trans
09-13-07, 11:55 PM
Who thinks the Gigabyte GA-N680SLI-DQ6 is better then the Asus Striker Extreme 680i? Also, can the memory on the Gigabyte GA-N680SLI-DQ6 go up to 1066MHz with Corsair Dominator memory? I was reading the specs on the memory as the following.........

Dual Channel DDR2 800
Get a jump in memory performance with the advanced technology of DDR2 800 memory architecture, which delivers superior performance for the most demanding applications.


Just like any motherboard that advanced, I would assume all I'd have to do is adjust the memory timing but I'd like to hear it from you guys first.

Sycario
09-14-07, 05:44 AM
If you have to get something new, get a p35. If not just wait for a x38 motherboard. Most motherboards don't list anything higher than DDR2-800 because it isn't a standard.

nightmare beta
09-14-07, 01:48 PM
Who thinks the Gigabyte GA-N680SLI-DQ6 is better then the Asus Striker Extreme 680i? Also, can the memory on the Gigabyte GA-N680SLI-DQ6 go up to 1066MHz with Corsair Dominator memory? I was reading the specs on the memory as the following.........

Dual Channel DDR2 800
Get a jump in memory performance with the advanced technology of DDR2 800 memory architecture, which delivers superior performance for the most demanding applications.


Just like any motherboard that advanced, I would assume all I'd have to do is adjust the memory timing but I'd like to hear it from you guys first.

Yes, and yes but where did you find a dq6 680i?

Slammin
09-14-07, 05:49 PM
With my older bios, I could not run my memory at 1066. Instead, I ran it at 640-660MHZ @ 3-3-3-6 1T, and I'm running 4 sticks.

With this new bios for my mobo, I'm currently running memory at 1082 1:1 5-5-5-15 2T but I would not recommend this mobo for a quad because the fsb does not clock too high. I'm fsb limited to somewhere around 1280 fsb. It's not a problem for me since my cpu is unlocked, so I just set the multi to 13x.

Point is, I got just as good performance out of my ram running it slower with tight timings as I do running it faster with loose timings. Your mileage may vary, but either way, I would not let something like that (2 fps?) cause me to go out and buy another mobo.

Smee
09-14-07, 09:35 PM
Dump it for a P35 or X38 board, 680i is one hell of a bad chipset, loads of problems for me.


Maybe you could just make 1 post about how bad the 680 is, and sticky it?

:lol:

Digital_Trans
09-14-07, 09:35 PM
Yes, and yes but where did you find a dq6 680i?


Online from a couple of retailers...

californian1
09-14-07, 11:03 PM
afaik striker can handle quads very well .. havent seen many GA 680i oc on quads

newfiejudd
09-15-07, 12:09 AM
I am running a Quad on the striker and have had no issues with it all. Stable with stock cooling at 3.o ghz and my load temps are 55-60 celcius. So far for me teh Asus has been rock solid. Just my thoughts.

Digital_Trans
09-15-07, 12:49 AM
Maybe you could just make 1 post about how bad the 680 is, and sticky it?

:lol:


lol~(nana2)

Digital_Trans
09-15-07, 12:51 AM
I went all out and ordered a Intel Quad Core X6850 last night and another Asus Striker Extreme! I'll sell my QX6800 soon once Intel ships me a new retail box after RMA! I'm spending alot but that's okay I love computers!
I also ordered another 30" Dell Ultrasharp so now I'll have dual massive monitors to watch my porn on! I might even go out and get an Intel tattoo later this weekend! I want to be fully intergrated into the computer world!
Now NVIDIA needs to get off their ass and let me get a 9800 SLI setup early! spend.....spend.....spend until there's no end!

Digital_Trans
09-15-07, 09:04 AM
Make sure to post pics of that setup :D

Smee, I know I complain a lot about that 680i but I'm telling you, it is the worst board I've ever owned. Even $50 VIA mainboards are more stable than this!


I've been hearing that EVGA 680i motherboards run better then Asus?

Xion X2
09-15-07, 10:10 AM
Slawter is right; 650/680i is crap. Owned 4 boards in 2 1/2 months that all either died or had weak memory controllers that inhibited overclocking. He's doing guys a favor by warning them ahead of time.

P35 for me, thanks.

SILVEREGTS
09-15-07, 11:43 AM
Slawter is right; 650/680i is crap. Owned 4 boards in 2 1/2 months that all either died or had weak memory controllers that inhibited overclocking. He's doing guys a favor by warning them ahead of time.

P35 for me, thanks.


Yep, I can vouch for that too. 680I=Turd Chipset.

john19055
09-17-07, 10:22 PM
I still have no problems with my Evga 680i SLI ,I have run it with the memory at 1200mhz and the E6600 at 3.6g but after doing some benchmarks ,running it at 1200 verus 800 at a 1:1 ratio gave very little difference in performance,With my Quad6600 I am able to run the FSB at 1750 .