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  1. Anybody notice the "Combo Price" with the HIS 4850? It's like getting the Crucial Ballistix for free after the rebate. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductCombo...e=10&page=1
  2. Just arrived today the Asus P5Q Pro motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813131299. Running it with a Q6600, 2GB of Mushkin DDR800 4-4-4-12-2t, 160GB Seagate HDD, Samsung DVD+rw, and a cheap Biostar 8500GT(waiting on the ATI 4870x2 to be released). Cooling is a Xigmatec S1283 with the bolt-down retention bracket and OCZ Freeze Extreme TIM. Overclocked to 401x9 3608Mhz so far. Have a poor VID chip at 1.3125 GO stepping. It took 1.5V to the CPU to get there. There are 2 jumpers on this board to enable the BIOS settings for CPU overvolt and Northbridge overvolt. Set the FSB to 333 initially and left everything else on auto. I got a CPU overvolt warning on booting up. Pressed F1 to continue. Checked the CPU voltage after windows loaded and it read 1.775!!! Shut it down and tried 1.35,1.4, and 1.45-no joy. It took some playing around with the FSB voltage, NB voltage, and setting the CPU voltage to 1.5v to get it stable. CoreTemp reads idle core 0 33 core 1 33 core 2 30 core 3 30 Load reads core 0 54 core 1 54 core 2 51 core 3 51 Acceptable temps so far. The NB is much like the P35 chipset in that it gets hot to the touch. I'll play around with the settings some more this weekend to try and lower voltages and retain stability.
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    P45 Arrived And Overclocked

    I assumed it would leave the VCore at the default setting of 1.3125V. Appearently I assumed wrong . Scared me pretty good when I saw it set that high.
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    P45 Arrived And Overclocked

    I'm by no means disappointed with the P45 but if I had to build it all over again I'd go with another X38 board. If you look at the price of the P5Q Deluxe at $209.99 @ newegg and add in the Thermalright mosfet cooler $20.95 @ Petra's then it seems that it's a little more expensive than the P5E at $224.99 @ newegg. Of course you can find cheaper P45 boards like the P5Q Pro(my choice) and those from other companies. My next build will be an X48 board. Asus Rampage probably.
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    P45 Arrived And Overclocked

    So far I'd have to say that it is a bit more difficult to overclock with the P45 compared to the X38. Finding your stabilitly point is easier with the X38 with my limited experience. Currently own an Asus P5E X38 and the P5Q Pro P45, both running Q6600s. Of course I have a better Q6600 in the X38 board so that has something to do with it. X38 CPU's VID is 1.2125 while the P45 CPU's VID is 1.3125. I do have better cooling on the P45 board using a Xigmatec S1283 cooler with the bolt-down bracket where the X38 is using a Zalman 9700 cooler. Both CPUs are lapped. I've hit 4Ghz with the X38 before lapping the Q6600 for a suicide-screenshot. I can run it at 3.8Ghz 24/7 under 100% load(protein folding/docking) but am more comfortable with the voltages and temps at 3.6Ghz. On the P45 I can hit 3.6Ghz but am currently running it at 3.285Ghz(365x9) 24/7 100% load. It's hard to give it an honest assesment without swapping CPUs but I don't want to do that. It's a bit like comparing apples to oranges this way. I can say that the NB on the P45 is hot to the touch and could use direct cooling. It also has no heatsink on the mosfet at the top of the board. The aftermarket Thermalright HR-09 S Mosfet Cooler (Type 1, Slanted) should fit http://www.petrastechshop.com/thhrsmocos.html I plan to add it to my board. The X38 board runs cool and nothing on it feels hot to the touch. Both of these setups are outside of a case and sitting on cardboard until I put them in HSPC tech stations. The X38 is running the follwing components: Asus P5E X38 Q6600 VID 1.2125 temps as of this post are 51-54-50-54 100% load Zalman 9700 cooler Arctic Silver 5 8GB (2x2GB) Mushkin DDR2 800 5-4-4-12 Mushkin 650 watt PSU Seagate 500GB SATAII 32mb cache HDD 20x DVD +/- RW 2 GeCube 3870s in crossfire(upgrading to 2 4870x2s when they come out) The P45 is running the following: Asus P5Q Pro P45 Q6600 VID 1.3125 temps as of this post are 47-47-45-45 100%load Xigmatec S1283 with bolt-down bracket OCZ Freeze Extreme 2GB (2x1GB) Mushkin DDR2 800 4-4-4-12(will upgrade this to 8GB soon) Xclio 850 watt PSU Seagate 160GB SATAII 8MB cache HDD 20x DVD +/- RW Biostar 8500GT(this is temporary until the 4870s come out)
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    New Motherboard

    I have a P45 Asus P5Q Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813131299 that I just ordered and plan to drop a Q6600 in it. Cooled with a Xigmatec S1283. I'll have it done by Thursday or Friday and have an idea of how it OCs.
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    lapped my Q6600 (pics and results)

    Saw this again and it inspired me to lap my Q6600. I applied the AS5 properly this time as well. At 80+ degrees F ambient temps my load temps at 3.6Ghz(which I couldn't run at previously in this type of heat) are quite good. 52,55,51,54 at 100% load. It's also out of the case and on a tech station with direct fan cooling I should add. Thanks for posting your results.
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    Up And Running

    That's not what I meant. "The VID is the "stock" vCore for each chip, and it varies from chip to chip based on Intel's testing procedures. The VID will tell the motherboard: "This is the voltage I require at stock speeds when the VCore setting is on 'Auto' for proper operation." Not looking for your set voltage with vdrop. Looking for your VID. CoreTemp will show you http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/
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    Up And Running

    What is your CPU's VID?
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    Up And Running

    I like to install CoreTemp first so I can see the temps(obviously) and see the VID so I have a better idea if I have a good CPU and how far it can be pushed.
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    Watercooling Information & Suggestions

    Really glad you posted this up. I've been considering watercooling for a short while and researching parts has been difficult. Thanks!
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    Looking For An Asus Nb/mosfet Fan

    I've got an extra one from an Asus P5E that I'm not using. It's yours if you want it. Just PM me your address and I'll send it out.
  13. Has anyone hit 4Ghz stable on air with a Q6600? I'm sure some have but stable under load? I can get there but not under load. Boots into windows and surfed the internet for 20 minutes but didn't dare put it under full load as temps were 55,55,51,52 idle using CoreTemp. Setup: Q6600 Go stepping VID 1.2125V CPU V 1.6 Zalman 9700 cooler w/AS5 8GB Mushkin PC6400 DDR2 Asus P5E X38 500GB Seagate 32mb cache SATAII 2 3870s in CrossFire Xclio 850 watt PSU Samsung DVDRW http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=352285 Wish I would have lapped the CPU and the Zalman cooler first! Next build will use a better cooler and try lapping both. I'd really like to see someone with 4+Ghz stable under load as I want to believe I can get there with air cooling. Maybe with a TRUE and better case cooling. Was worried that I'd have a hard time with 8GB of RAM but the Mushkin sticks didn't let me down.
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    4ghz On Air With A Q6600?

    I think it's a real good overclock as well. I have a real good chip(VID 1.2125), and a good mobo with a good chipset. Now if I had an equally good cooler and had lapped it and the CPU who knows how high it could go? I am really after a stable OC of 4Ghz under 24/7 load with acceptable temps. It may just not be possible without more complex cooling. 3.5-3.6ghz is where it runs normally 24/7 @ 1.275 and 1.3 volts. As ambient temps rise I run it at 3.3Ghz 24/7 under load. Keeping the ambient temp at 70-72F I can run 3.6Ghz 24/7 without hitting 60C on any of the cores.
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    4ghz On Air With A Q6600?

    Rehit I've seen your ghetto mod and have thought of doing that myself. 4.7Ghz, WOW! It may be ghetto but it's brilliant in it's effectiveness and simplicity. kingdingeling I need another PC (or 8) to run [email protected] The next build is about halfway purchased. I have the Q6600 from the outpost/fry's sale already lapped. Case, Mushkin 650 watt PSU, 8500 GT(to still run Aero but not generate much heat), Vista Premium 64-bit, and a few Scythe fans in hand already. This and the others down the road will be little more than crunchers. I want to squeeze the most out of the CPU power as I can. I wanted opinions on air coolers and I think I've gotten just what I was seeking. Seems the Thermalright Utra 120 Extreme is what's most reccomended. Thanks for pointing out the one I had linked wasn't the Extreme version. I would have been very disappointed to purchase the wrong cooler.
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    4ghz On Air With A Q6600?

    I'm sure I'll need another cooler. For the next build I'll be using an Asus Rampage X48, 8GB Gskill 1066 RAM, Mushkin 650 watt PSU, and an undecided CPU cooler. I'm still contemplating between these 3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835233003 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835109125 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835185061 I would use 2 of these fans on the Scythe SCNJ-CU1000 Ninja Copper in a push/pull configuration http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835185059 Any suggestions on a cooler?
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    Q6600 For 179.99

    Looks like it's dropped another $10.00! http://shop2.outpost.com/product/5101696?s...CH:MAIN_RSLT_PG