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Should I scrap 780i ftw to attempt a 4ghz+ q9550 clock?

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    I bought this evga 780i ftw from a forum member here about a month.5 or so ago. It's been running well but now I have this new q9550 which I cannot get over 3.8 450x8.5 on water.

    I'm thinking im not going to be going SLI ever, so should I get a new mobo and try to shoot for 4.2ghz? or is that something that is entirely too ambitious?

    If so, which motherboard would you reccomend me get if If wanted to go for the gold!?

    Thanks for you advice, it always helps!
     
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    A P45 would easily get you over 4ghz

    the nvidia boards hit a wall at 2000 fsb if even that on most
     
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    it the chip not the motherboard try another chip it should do 4.0 ghz on that board.
     
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    If you are really determined for more than 3.8ghz, you can't go wrong with the Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P. Absolutely one of the best P45 (and LGA775) boards there is.
     
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    I agree totally, i built a computer for a mate of mine, and i put in a Q9550 and Gigabyte EP45-UD3R and i was able to get it to 3.6Ghz just on AUTO settings, i took it all the way up to 3.8Ghz but then i would have to beef up the fan speed which i didnt want to do for silences sake.

    But now its running 3.4Ghz on AUTO settings 24/7 love that motherboard.
     
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    Did you try updating the bios on that 780?
     
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    I wouldn't worry about it shev unless you can get a good amount for the 780i. The difference won't be that huge, a 3.8ghz quad is flying. But if you can pick one up then resell the 780i and not loose much out of it, then go for it.
     
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    Go for an ASUS P45 offering - stay away from the Tpower as they suck with quads, same for most Lanparty boards - my P5Q pro has taken my quad up to 4.2Ghz in the past - it can run my Q6600 at 4.05Ghz all day long, and the NB / SB cooling is even sufficient for such clocks. Cheap too! :D
     
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    save the money for an i7 or an i5 - your performance increase for such a small boost (5%?) is NOT by any definition worth it..

    Either spend the money and get something REALLY fast and sell what you have... or keet at 3.6ghz - 3.8Ghz for another year when you can get something double the speed.
     
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    Stick with what you have. You likely won't even notice the difference.
     
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    thanks for all the replies. I'm going to stick with what i have. you all should know it's really hard to fight the hardware bug. it's so easy to become obsessive with this stuff. i need PC anonymous lmao
     
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    You deserve a thank you for this.
     

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