• We've upgraded our forums. Please post any issues/requests in this thread.

Need a mobo for my q6600.

kevin32x

New Member
Joined
Feb 2, 2006
Messages
26 (0.01/day)
Likes
0
Location
Toronto
Processor Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
Motherboard Intel DG33TL
Cooling Noctua nh-u12f
Memory 4x OCZ Platinum XTC pc26400 @ 5-5-5-15
Video Card(s) BFG 8800 GT
Storage 1x WD 250gb(OS) 1x WD 500 GB(Backup)
Display(s) LG 22"
Case Antec Ninehundred
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster Audigy 4 Pro
Power Supply OCZ Game Xtreem 600 Watt
Software Windows Vista Home Premium
#1
hey everyone,

i need a new mobo for my q6600. i do want to overclock the cpu and would preferably like to hit somewhere around 3.4 to 3.6. i do also want to go sli, so I'm thinking i should get the asus p5n-d sli. the only problem is i can't find a single review for this board so i have no idea how it is on overclocking. i had the predesessor to it(p5n-e sli) it was a great board but terrible for quad core oc'ing. that being said any suggestions?
 

kevin32x

New Member
Joined
Feb 2, 2006
Messages
26 (0.01/day)
Likes
0
Location
Toronto
Processor Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
Motherboard Intel DG33TL
Cooling Noctua nh-u12f
Memory 4x OCZ Platinum XTC pc26400 @ 5-5-5-15
Video Card(s) BFG 8800 GT
Storage 1x WD 250gb(OS) 1x WD 500 GB(Backup)
Display(s) LG 22"
Case Antec Ninehundred
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster Audigy 4 Pro
Power Supply OCZ Game Xtreem 600 Watt
Software Windows Vista Home Premium
#2
bump
 

Wile E

Power User
Joined
Oct 1, 2006
Messages
24,318 (5.94/day)
Likes
3,682
System Name The ClusterF**k
Processor 980X @ 4Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 BIOS F12
Cooling MCR-320, DDC-1 pump w/Bitspower res top (1/2" fittings), Koolance CPU-360
Memory 3x2GB Mushkin Redlines 1600Mhz 6-8-6-24 1T
Video Card(s) Evga GTX 580
Storage Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB, 2xSeagate 320GB RAID0; 2xSeagate 3TB; 2xSamsung 2TB; Samsung 1.5TB
Display(s) HP LP2475w 24" 1920x1200 IPS
Case Technofront Bench Station
Audio Device(s) Auzentech X-Fi Forte into Onkyo SR606 and Polk TSi200's + RM6750
Power Supply ENERMAX Galaxy EVO EGX1250EWT 1250W
Software Win7 Ultimate N x64, OSX 10.8.4
#3
If SLI isn't an absolute necessity, I can happily recommend the Asus Maximus Formula. It's my favorite board to date.

Can't help you with SLI boards tho, don't know much about the newer ones. I can say that I didn't like my 680i boards for the short time I had them.
 

kevin32x

New Member
Joined
Feb 2, 2006
Messages
26 (0.01/day)
Likes
0
Location
Toronto
Processor Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
Motherboard Intel DG33TL
Cooling Noctua nh-u12f
Memory 4x OCZ Platinum XTC pc26400 @ 5-5-5-15
Video Card(s) BFG 8800 GT
Storage 1x WD 250gb(OS) 1x WD 500 GB(Backup)
Display(s) LG 22"
Case Antec Ninehundred
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster Audigy 4 Pro
Power Supply OCZ Game Xtreem 600 Watt
Software Windows Vista Home Premium
#4
bump
 

Kursah

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 15, 2006
Messages
10,952 (2.68/day)
Likes
5,062
Location
Missoula, MT, USA
System Name Kursah's Gaming Rig - Haswell Edition | Spartan Home Server 2015
Processor i7 4790k 4.0/4.8 @ 1.26v | i7 4790k 4.0/4.4 @ 1.18v - Both delidded w/CLU
Motherboard Asus Z87-Pro - BIOS 2103 | Asus Z87-Pro - BIOS 2103
Cooling Noctua NH-U14S Push-Pull | Cooler Master 212 EVO Stock - Using NT-H1 and AC MX-4
Memory 16GB (2x8) Corsair Dominator DDR3 2400 CL11 | 32GB (4x8) G.Skill DDR3-1600 CL9
Video Card(s) MSI GTX980 Ti Gaming 6G LE @ Stock | Onboard Intel HD 4600
Storage 850EVO 250GB SSD, 960GB SSD, 1x2TB | 840 120GB SSD, RAID10 6x2TB (6TB) + 8TB Backup
Display(s) Samsung 32" TV IPS 1080p, Dell 23" U2312HM IPS 1080p | 19" 4:3 Dell LCD..mostly RDP.
Case Corsair 600C - Stock Fans on Low | Lian Li Lancool PC-K7 - Cougar fans
Audio Device(s) Aune T1 mk1 > AKG K553 Pro + HiFiMAN HE-350 (Equalizer APO + PeaceUI) | Realtek ALC1150
Power Supply EVGA 750G2 Modular + APC 1500VA UPS | EVGA KR500 80+ Bronze + CyberPowerPC 1000VA UPS
Mouse Logitech G502 | Dell USB Laser Mouse
Keyboard Logitech G15 rv2 | Dell USB Keyboard
Software Windows 10 Pro x64 | Windows Server 2012 R2 (GUI Core,Hyper-V + VMs)
#6
i've got a 780i and 680i on my sig that are both for sale. the 680i is a great board. i've got my q6600 to 3.9ghz on it.
Kevin, this guy knows how to get the most out of his rigs and C2 Quads, and I agree a 680i would take care of your needs, especially the one he's selling. :D
 

Nitro-Max

New Member
Joined
Sep 9, 2006
Messages
2,476 (0.60/day)
Likes
232
Location
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom.{East Anglian Coast
System Name Hells Core.
Processor Q6600 Go @ 3.6ghz 24/7 1.360v stable.
Motherboard Asus Rampage Formula.
Cooling Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro (lapped). 1x120mm Akasa fan 2x80mm akasa fans (variable speeds)
Memory OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB 2x2 gigs pc2-6400 latency 6-6-6-15 @1100mhz. D9,s
Video Card(s) 2 x HIS HD5870's Crossfire
Storage WD Caviar SE 160GB 7200RPM SATAII 8MB Cache / Samsung 7200RPM SATAII 16mb Cache.
Display(s) 22" Benq True LED/HD.
Case Inwin IronClad Gaming case
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster X-Fi™ XtremeMusic EAX 5.0.2
Power Supply Hiper 880W Type-M Quad sli crossfire certified. 85% Efficiency Rated.
Software Windows 7 Home Premium
Benchmark Scores "3dmark06 23995" Q6600@4.3ghz 3870x2 GPU @900mhz MEM @1000mhz-OS XP. "The Current TPU Champ"
#7
Are you going nvidia or ati ?

I recomend the Asus P5E Intel X38 because its actually a asus maximus formula mobo but you save a few bucks :) if you peel the p5e sticker off the mobo its printed on the board underneath "asus maximus formula" lol and i know for a fact that board will do 3.6ghz easy.

heres some 5 star reviews


Reviewed by: Ed

Supurb board, layout is fanastic can easly get two ATI 3870's with good air flow going. Clocked my Q6600 to 3.6Ghz 24/7 @ 1.4V

One problem the Tuniq Tower Simply wont fit ethier way round due to capasitors/heatsinks!, luckly i had my Thermalright 120Extreme from old Amd 6400+ setup!


ave got one of these mobos mainly for crossfire but does it overclock too.I have my q6600 clocked to 3.4mhz 2x3870 and it benchmarks on 3dmark6 at 17300. Plays crysis with everything on very high with no problems at all. Bet the new 3870x2 rocks big time. Buy this mobo if you have Ati cards and want to use crossfire.



theres lots more lol
 

Mussels

Moderprator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 6, 2004
Messages
46,124 (9.57/day)
Likes
13,554
Location
Australalalalalaia.
System Name Daddy Long Legs
Processor Ryzen R7 1700, 3.9GHz 1.375v
Motherboard MSI X370 Gaming PRO carbon
Cooling Fractal Celsius S24 (Silent fans, meh pump)
Memory 16GB 2133 generic @ 2800
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X (BIOS modded to Gaming Z - faster and solved black screen bugs!)
Storage 1TB Intel SSD Pro 6000p (60TB USB3 storage)
Display(s) Samsung 4K 40" HDTV (UA40KU6000WXXY) / 27" Qnix 2K 110Hz
Case Fractal Design R5. So much room, so quiet...
Audio Device(s) Pioneer VSX-519V + Yamaha YHT-270 / sennheiser HD595/518 + bob marley zion's
Power Supply Corsair HX 750i (Platinum, fan off til 300W)
Mouse Logitech G403 + KKmoon desk-sized mousepad
Keyboard Corsair K65 Rapidfire
Software Windows 10 pro x64 (all systems)
Benchmark Scores Laptops: i7-4510U + 840M 2GB (touchscreen) 275GB SSD + 16GB i7-2630QM + GT 540M + 8GB
#8
hey everyone,

i need a new mobo for my q6600. i do want to overclock the cpu and would preferably like to hit somewhere around 3.4 to 3.6. i do also want to go sli, so I'm thinking i should get the asus p5n-d sli. the only problem is i can't find a single review for this board so i have no idea how it is on overclocking. i had the predesessor to it(p5n-e sli) it was a great board but terrible for quad core oc'ing. that being said any suggestions?
<--- specs say it all. 3.6GHz with 4x1GB of ram at 1000MHz.
No SLI, i looked for it myself but 680i and 780i dont like quads.
 
Joined
Dec 22, 2007
Messages
1,229 (0.34/day)
Likes
132
Location
vermont
System Name Dominator
Processor INTEL C2Q Q6600 FTW!!
Motherboard ASUS P5Q-E!!!
Cooling TEC cooled cpu, everything else is under water :D
Memory 4GB CELL SHOCK D9GMH 1066MHZ/4GB CRUCIAL REDS
Video Card(s) 4850 (VT)/ 4850 IN CROSSFIRE!
Storage western digital= 1X 250GB, 1X 500GB, IDE 160GB (BOOT DRIVE ONLY). SEAGATE FREE AGENT 500GB EHDD
Display(s) viewsonic 19" hd widescreen
Case ROCKETFISH FOR NOW :(
Audio Device(s) ONBOARD WORKS JUST FINE FOR ME :p
Power Supply ULTRA X3 1KW MODULAR
Software win vista ultimate 64 TWEAKED!!!
Benchmark Scores http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=434759 3dm06: http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm0
#9
dude I would check out an nvidia chipset I have an 780i and it does not oc as good and as stable as my abit ip35 pro
 

Nitro-Max

New Member
Joined
Sep 9, 2006
Messages
2,476 (0.60/day)
Likes
232
Location
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom.{East Anglian Coast
System Name Hells Core.
Processor Q6600 Go @ 3.6ghz 24/7 1.360v stable.
Motherboard Asus Rampage Formula.
Cooling Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro (lapped). 1x120mm Akasa fan 2x80mm akasa fans (variable speeds)
Memory OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB 2x2 gigs pc2-6400 latency 6-6-6-15 @1100mhz. D9,s
Video Card(s) 2 x HIS HD5870's Crossfire
Storage WD Caviar SE 160GB 7200RPM SATAII 8MB Cache / Samsung 7200RPM SATAII 16mb Cache.
Display(s) 22" Benq True LED/HD.
Case Inwin IronClad Gaming case
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster X-Fi™ XtremeMusic EAX 5.0.2
Power Supply Hiper 880W Type-M Quad sli crossfire certified. 85% Efficiency Rated.
Software Windows 7 Home Premium
Benchmark Scores "3dmark06 23995" Q6600@4.3ghz 3870x2 GPU @900mhz MEM @1000mhz-OS XP. "The Current TPU Champ"
#10
Ive read loads of reviews on nvidia boards they dont seem to oc as good with a quad.
 

kevin32x

New Member
Joined
Feb 2, 2006
Messages
26 (0.01/day)
Likes
0
Location
Toronto
Processor Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
Motherboard Intel DG33TL
Cooling Noctua nh-u12f
Memory 4x OCZ Platinum XTC pc26400 @ 5-5-5-15
Video Card(s) BFG 8800 GT
Storage 1x WD 250gb(OS) 1x WD 500 GB(Backup)
Display(s) LG 22"
Case Antec Ninehundred
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster Audigy 4 Pro
Power Supply OCZ Game Xtreem 600 Watt
Software Windows Vista Home Premium
#11
thx for feedback. much appreciated. hopefully i can get that 680i mobo.
 

Mussels

Moderprator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 6, 2004
Messages
46,124 (9.57/day)
Likes
13,554
Location
Australalalalalaia.
System Name Daddy Long Legs
Processor Ryzen R7 1700, 3.9GHz 1.375v
Motherboard MSI X370 Gaming PRO carbon
Cooling Fractal Celsius S24 (Silent fans, meh pump)
Memory 16GB 2133 generic @ 2800
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X (BIOS modded to Gaming Z - faster and solved black screen bugs!)
Storage 1TB Intel SSD Pro 6000p (60TB USB3 storage)
Display(s) Samsung 4K 40" HDTV (UA40KU6000WXXY) / 27" Qnix 2K 110Hz
Case Fractal Design R5. So much room, so quiet...
Audio Device(s) Pioneer VSX-519V + Yamaha YHT-270 / sennheiser HD595/518 + bob marley zion's
Power Supply Corsair HX 750i (Platinum, fan off til 300W)
Mouse Logitech G403 + KKmoon desk-sized mousepad
Keyboard Corsair K65 Rapidfire
Software Windows 10 pro x64 (all systems)
Benchmark Scores Laptops: i7-4510U + 840M 2GB (touchscreen) 275GB SSD + 16GB i7-2630QM + GT 540M + 8GB
#12
thx for feedback. much appreciated. hopefully i can get that 680i mobo.
just keep in mind that 680i is known to OC very poor on quads. A few revised models worked a lot better, but they generally didnt OC very high (350-375 FSB at *BEST*, when i tried)
 

Nitro-Max

New Member
Joined
Sep 9, 2006
Messages
2,476 (0.60/day)
Likes
232
Location
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom.{East Anglian Coast
System Name Hells Core.
Processor Q6600 Go @ 3.6ghz 24/7 1.360v stable.
Motherboard Asus Rampage Formula.
Cooling Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro (lapped). 1x120mm Akasa fan 2x80mm akasa fans (variable speeds)
Memory OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB 2x2 gigs pc2-6400 latency 6-6-6-15 @1100mhz. D9,s
Video Card(s) 2 x HIS HD5870's Crossfire
Storage WD Caviar SE 160GB 7200RPM SATAII 8MB Cache / Samsung 7200RPM SATAII 16mb Cache.
Display(s) 22" Benq True LED/HD.
Case Inwin IronClad Gaming case
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster X-Fi™ XtremeMusic EAX 5.0.2
Power Supply Hiper 880W Type-M Quad sli crossfire certified. 85% Efficiency Rated.
Software Windows 7 Home Premium
Benchmark Scores "3dmark06 23995" Q6600@4.3ghz 3870x2 GPU @900mhz MEM @1000mhz-OS XP. "The Current TPU Champ"
#13
just keep in mind that 680i is known to OC very poor on quads. A few revised models worked a lot better, but they generally didnt OC very high (350-375 FSB at *BEST*, when i tried)
I 2nd that i looked at loads of reviews because i couldnt decide weather to go Nvidia sli or crossfire with my Q6600 but the sheer lack of good reviews for overclocking on Nvidia boards made my mind up they dont oc as good.

But maybe hes going Nvidia sli.
 

Nitro-Max

New Member
Joined
Sep 9, 2006
Messages
2,476 (0.60/day)
Likes
232
Location
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom.{East Anglian Coast
System Name Hells Core.
Processor Q6600 Go @ 3.6ghz 24/7 1.360v stable.
Motherboard Asus Rampage Formula.
Cooling Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro (lapped). 1x120mm Akasa fan 2x80mm akasa fans (variable speeds)
Memory OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB 2x2 gigs pc2-6400 latency 6-6-6-15 @1100mhz. D9,s
Video Card(s) 2 x HIS HD5870's Crossfire
Storage WD Caviar SE 160GB 7200RPM SATAII 8MB Cache / Samsung 7200RPM SATAII 16mb Cache.
Display(s) 22" Benq True LED/HD.
Case Inwin IronClad Gaming case
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster X-Fi™ XtremeMusic EAX 5.0.2
Power Supply Hiper 880W Type-M Quad sli crossfire certified. 85% Efficiency Rated.
Software Windows 7 Home Premium
Benchmark Scores "3dmark06 23995" Q6600@4.3ghz 3870x2 GPU @900mhz MEM @1000mhz-OS XP. "The Current TPU Champ"
#14
Since my new bios update for 45nm cpu's i can oc to 4ghz without problem and thats on the 965 chipset I have no need to upgrade yet i aint seen one Nvidia board do 4ghz yet they seem to favour amd chips more.
 
Joined
Dec 22, 2007
Messages
1,229 (0.34/day)
Likes
132
Location
vermont
System Name Dominator
Processor INTEL C2Q Q6600 FTW!!
Motherboard ASUS P5Q-E!!!
Cooling TEC cooled cpu, everything else is under water :D
Memory 4GB CELL SHOCK D9GMH 1066MHZ/4GB CRUCIAL REDS
Video Card(s) 4850 (VT)/ 4850 IN CROSSFIRE!
Storage western digital= 1X 250GB, 1X 500GB, IDE 160GB (BOOT DRIVE ONLY). SEAGATE FREE AGENT 500GB EHDD
Display(s) viewsonic 19" hd widescreen
Case ROCKETFISH FOR NOW :(
Audio Device(s) ONBOARD WORKS JUST FINE FOR ME :p
Power Supply ULTRA X3 1KW MODULAR
Software win vista ultimate 64 TWEAKED!!!
Benchmark Scores http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=434759 3dm06: http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm0
#15
Since my new bios update for 45nm cpu's i can oc to 4ghz without problem and thats on the 965 chipset I have no need to upgrade yet i aint seen one Nvidia board do 4ghz yet they seem to favour amd chips more.

I had my e6850 up to 4.090ghz yesterday all day long stable but it was REALLY hard and it toook a long time to get it that high. it is possible but the nvidia intel boards have alot of fsb holes when it comes to overclocking so they are "shunned" upon they are nice looking boards and they support sli but they still haven't gotten all the bugs out yet.
 

Mussels

Moderprator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 6, 2004
Messages
46,124 (9.57/day)
Likes
13,554
Location
Australalalalalaia.
System Name Daddy Long Legs
Processor Ryzen R7 1700, 3.9GHz 1.375v
Motherboard MSI X370 Gaming PRO carbon
Cooling Fractal Celsius S24 (Silent fans, meh pump)
Memory 16GB 2133 generic @ 2800
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X (BIOS modded to Gaming Z - faster and solved black screen bugs!)
Storage 1TB Intel SSD Pro 6000p (60TB USB3 storage)
Display(s) Samsung 4K 40" HDTV (UA40KU6000WXXY) / 27" Qnix 2K 110Hz
Case Fractal Design R5. So much room, so quiet...
Audio Device(s) Pioneer VSX-519V + Yamaha YHT-270 / sennheiser HD595/518 + bob marley zion's
Power Supply Corsair HX 750i (Platinum, fan off til 300W)
Mouse Logitech G403 + KKmoon desk-sized mousepad
Keyboard Corsair K65 Rapidfire
Software Windows 10 pro x64 (all systems)
Benchmark Scores Laptops: i7-4510U + 840M 2GB (touchscreen) 275GB SSD + 16GB i7-2630QM + GT 540M + 8GB
#16
i was pondering SLI, but the performance gained from two cards would be lost from the lack of OC :(
 

Nitro-Max

New Member
Joined
Sep 9, 2006
Messages
2,476 (0.60/day)
Likes
232
Location
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom.{East Anglian Coast
System Name Hells Core.
Processor Q6600 Go @ 3.6ghz 24/7 1.360v stable.
Motherboard Asus Rampage Formula.
Cooling Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro (lapped). 1x120mm Akasa fan 2x80mm akasa fans (variable speeds)
Memory OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB 2x2 gigs pc2-6400 latency 6-6-6-15 @1100mhz. D9,s
Video Card(s) 2 x HIS HD5870's Crossfire
Storage WD Caviar SE 160GB 7200RPM SATAII 8MB Cache / Samsung 7200RPM SATAII 16mb Cache.
Display(s) 22" Benq True LED/HD.
Case Inwin IronClad Gaming case
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster X-Fi™ XtremeMusic EAX 5.0.2
Power Supply Hiper 880W Type-M Quad sli crossfire certified. 85% Efficiency Rated.
Software Windows 7 Home Premium
Benchmark Scores "3dmark06 23995" Q6600@4.3ghz 3870x2 GPU @900mhz MEM @1000mhz-OS XP. "The Current TPU Champ"
#17
Joined
Oct 19, 2007
Messages
6,201 (1.67/day)
Likes
982
System Name Phantom Skylake
Processor Intel i5 6600k @ 4.5GHZ w/ Corsair H80i CPU AiO w/Corsair 120mm SP120 RBG fan
Motherboard Asus z170-A
Cooling 4x120mm Corsair SP120 RBG fans
Memory G.skill DDR4 3200MHz 2x4GB (Soon to be Corsair Vengeance RBG)
Video Card(s) Asus DirectCUII GTX 980 STRIX
Storage Samsung 960 EVO m.2, Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD, 2TB backup, 16TB Synology DS1515+ RAID-5
Display(s) Acer Predator 34" 3440x1440
Case Corsair 570x RBG Tempered Glass
Audio Device(s) Onboard / Corsair Void Wireless RGB
Power Supply Corsair HX750w Professional Series
Mouse Logitech G602s
Keyboard Corsair K70 Rapidfire
Software Windows 10 x64 Professional
Benchmark Scores Coming Soon
#18
If you plan on going SLi, you should consider a high resolution LCD as well. Bare minimum of 1600x1200. Anything less than that is a waste of time and money as you will see 0 benefit.
 

Mussels

Moderprator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 6, 2004
Messages
46,124 (9.57/day)
Likes
13,554
Location
Australalalalalaia.
System Name Daddy Long Legs
Processor Ryzen R7 1700, 3.9GHz 1.375v
Motherboard MSI X370 Gaming PRO carbon
Cooling Fractal Celsius S24 (Silent fans, meh pump)
Memory 16GB 2133 generic @ 2800
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X (BIOS modded to Gaming Z - faster and solved black screen bugs!)
Storage 1TB Intel SSD Pro 6000p (60TB USB3 storage)
Display(s) Samsung 4K 40" HDTV (UA40KU6000WXXY) / 27" Qnix 2K 110Hz
Case Fractal Design R5. So much room, so quiet...
Audio Device(s) Pioneer VSX-519V + Yamaha YHT-270 / sennheiser HD595/518 + bob marley zion's
Power Supply Corsair HX 750i (Platinum, fan off til 300W)
Mouse Logitech G403 + KKmoon desk-sized mousepad
Keyboard Corsair K65 Rapidfire
Software Windows 10 pro x64 (all systems)
Benchmark Scores Laptops: i7-4510U + 840M 2GB (touchscreen) 275GB SSD + 16GB i7-2630QM + GT 540M + 8GB
#19
If you plan on going SLi, you should consider a high resolution LCD as well. Bare minimum of 1600x1200. Anything less than that is a waste of time and money as you will see 0 benefit.
Considering my GTX slows down at the mere res of 1366x768 on my HDTV in some games (cough crysis/DX10) there ARE other uses for SLI.

The main use would be high res gaming, i agree on that.
 
Joined
Aug 22, 2007
Messages
3,172 (0.84/day)
Likes
527
Location
Florida, US
System Name bits and pieces
Processor Intel Xeon E3-1230V3
Motherboard Gigabyte H97
Cooling stock
Memory 16GB for now
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 970 SC
Storage 256GB SSD + 3x 2TB WDs (storage)
Display(s) 2x BENQ GW2250 + ViewSonic 24"
Case Cooler Master Centurion 5 :P
Audio Device(s) X-Fi Titanium HD --- JBL 4412 Studio Monitors / Polk PSW505
Power Supply Antec 550W
Mouse Corsair M65 pro
Keyboard MS Sidewinder
Software Win 10 Pro x64
#20
I had my e6850 up to 4.090ghz yesterday all day long stable but it was REALLY hard and it toook a long time to get it that high. it is possible but the nvidia intel boards have alot of fsb holes when it comes to overclocking so they are "shunned" upon they are nice looking boards and they support sli but they still haven't gotten all the bugs out yet.
an e6850 is a dual-core, asking for quads
 

Demos_sav

New Member
Joined
Aug 26, 2006
Messages
870 (0.21/day)
Likes
42
Location
Cyprus
Processor Intel P4 519K LGA775 3.06GHz @ 3.82GHz
Motherboard ASUS P5WD2
Cooling Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
Memory 3GB Kingston Hyper-X DDR2 3-4-3-6 @667MHz
Video Card(s) XFX 8800 GTS 320MB XXX Edition @ 630/970
Storage Samsung 160GB SATA2 7200RPM 8MB
Display(s) SONY SDM HS75 17' LCD
Case Interset (black)
Audio Device(s) Realtek HD ALC882 8-channel onboard
Power Supply Thermaltake Toughpower 750W
Software Windows XP Home edition 32bit fully tuned
Benchmark Scores 3dm01-29689 3dm03-31099 3dm05-10298 3dm06-6409
#21
I had my e6850 up to 4.090ghz yesterday all day long stable but it was REALLY hard and it toook a long time to get it that high. it is possible but the nvidia intel boards have alot of fsb holes when it comes to overclocking so they are "shunned" upon they are nice looking boards and they support sli but they still haven't gotten all the bugs out yet.
In your system specs it is supposed to be 4.5GHz:wtf:
 
Joined
Oct 19, 2007
Messages
6,201 (1.67/day)
Likes
982
System Name Phantom Skylake
Processor Intel i5 6600k @ 4.5GHZ w/ Corsair H80i CPU AiO w/Corsair 120mm SP120 RBG fan
Motherboard Asus z170-A
Cooling 4x120mm Corsair SP120 RBG fans
Memory G.skill DDR4 3200MHz 2x4GB (Soon to be Corsair Vengeance RBG)
Video Card(s) Asus DirectCUII GTX 980 STRIX
Storage Samsung 960 EVO m.2, Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD, 2TB backup, 16TB Synology DS1515+ RAID-5
Display(s) Acer Predator 34" 3440x1440
Case Corsair 570x RBG Tempered Glass
Audio Device(s) Onboard / Corsair Void Wireless RGB
Power Supply Corsair HX750w Professional Series
Mouse Logitech G602s
Keyboard Corsair K70 Rapidfire
Software Windows 10 x64 Professional
Benchmark Scores Coming Soon
#22
Considering my GTX slows down at the mere res of 1366x768 on my HDTV in some games (cough crysis/DX10) there ARE other uses for SLI.

The main use would be high res gaming, i agree on that.
Well consider the game though. :)
 

kevin32x

New Member
Joined
Feb 2, 2006
Messages
26 (0.01/day)
Likes
0
Location
Toronto
Processor Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
Motherboard Intel DG33TL
Cooling Noctua nh-u12f
Memory 4x OCZ Platinum XTC pc26400 @ 5-5-5-15
Video Card(s) BFG 8800 GT
Storage 1x WD 250gb(OS) 1x WD 500 GB(Backup)
Display(s) LG 22"
Case Antec Ninehundred
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster Audigy 4 Pro
Power Supply OCZ Game Xtreem 600 Watt
Software Windows Vista Home Premium
#23
well, i am getting a hand me down 30" apple cinema display this week. im sure sli will come in handy when it comes to 2560 x 1600 res gaming.
 

Mussels

Moderprator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 6, 2004
Messages
46,124 (9.57/day)
Likes
13,554
Location
Australalalalalaia.
System Name Daddy Long Legs
Processor Ryzen R7 1700, 3.9GHz 1.375v
Motherboard MSI X370 Gaming PRO carbon
Cooling Fractal Celsius S24 (Silent fans, meh pump)
Memory 16GB 2133 generic @ 2800
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X (BIOS modded to Gaming Z - faster and solved black screen bugs!)
Storage 1TB Intel SSD Pro 6000p (60TB USB3 storage)
Display(s) Samsung 4K 40" HDTV (UA40KU6000WXXY) / 27" Qnix 2K 110Hz
Case Fractal Design R5. So much room, so quiet...
Audio Device(s) Pioneer VSX-519V + Yamaha YHT-270 / sennheiser HD595/518 + bob marley zion's
Power Supply Corsair HX 750i (Platinum, fan off til 300W)
Mouse Logitech G403 + KKmoon desk-sized mousepad
Keyboard Corsair K65 Rapidfire
Software Windows 10 pro x64 (all systems)
Benchmark Scores Laptops: i7-4510U + 840M 2GB (touchscreen) 275GB SSD + 16GB i7-2630QM + GT 540M + 8GB
#25
:D same as my dell 30''. you'll love it other than the fact that you'll want/need the best damn GFX card out.
Hmmm... how big are they, dimensions wise? i love big screens, but need to fit them on the front seat of my car for lans... :p