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Reliable 775 motherboard suggestions needed for q6600?

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Reliability and compatibility is essential as I have been messed around for too long, going off my tree without an operational pc. Needs to be natively compatible with -

q6600 go
4 x 1gb corsair xms2 800
gtx 275

ideally I want a board that can easily clock my quad over 3ghz but as mentioned, stability, reliability and no flashing of any sort needed.

Suggestions please:)
 
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Reliability and compatibility is essential as I have been messed around for too long, going off my tree without an operational pc. Needs to be natively compatible with -

q6600 go
4 x 1gb corsair xms2 800
gtx 275

ideally I want a board that can easily clock my quad over 3ghz but as mentioned, stability, reliability and no flashing of any sort needed.

Suggestions please:)
Any decent P45 based board will be awesome and should easily get your q6600 to 3ghz, I have had an Asus P5Q and that to date is still one of my fav boards ever, fantastic clockers :toast:
 
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And what about occupying all 4 memory slots with the memory, any issues with that?
Me? no issues really, had a nice E7200 I ran 24/7 @ 4.0Ghz+ with 4x1gb at one point, that board was a joy to work with and oc, I miss that, I dont get the same feeling with my P6T SE :wtf:
 
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You can't go wrong with the Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P.
Best P45 board, many would say best 775 board though the Rampage Extreme is tough competition though also much more expensive. Clocks quads like crazy, especially the 45nm ones. $105 after rebate at the Egg right now.
 

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Any Asus P5Q is good. I had a P5Q Deluxe and it was superb. No problems with 8gb 1066 memory in all 4 slots.
 
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Gigabyte EP45-UD3P. I got it based off a recommendation here last week, and it is an amazing board, especially considering it is relatively cheap. I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.
 
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Anything from Asus's P5Q line was great. I ran a P5Q SE/R, actually my wife still runs it with an e8400@4.0ghz. Stable little SOB.
 
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Best P45 board, many would say best 775 board though the Rampage Extreme is tough competition though also much more expensive. Clocks quads like crazy, especially the 45nm ones. $105 after rebate at the Egg right now.
I would add the biostar i45 tpower as been an awesome board. I still have mine here put away its its original box.

Awesome mobo
 
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Asus X38 or P45 board. Avoid DDR3 boards these are harder to get stable at OC settings. P5E is a good board and can be hacked into thinking it's a Rampage.
 

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Ok I have decided to buy from a local retailer as I am so worried I'll get a dodgy board that will need to be sent back. Obviously this has drasticly reduced my options but provides ease of return/replacement if I get any issues.

So it's either -Ga-ep43-ud3l
or msi neo p45 neo3 fr
 
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the gigabyte no doubt
 
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Since you keep underlining reliability and stability as your main concern then almost anything from P35/P35 or X38/X48 family would do for the LGA775 platform. (I assume you are not interested in SLI-ing that GTX 275?)

Some might say the 975X platform is antiquated (heck, it probably is by today's standards) but I ran a Q6600 as well as a Q6700 on a ASUS P5W DELUXE which is 975X based. I was pretty impressed with the motherboard for the time I had it. Although again, it might be a little antiquated and hard to track down.

I've built tons of systems with motherboards based on the G31/P35/P43/P45 chipsets (too many to list) and I've had nothing but great results (at stock at least), although if you want to get the best overclocks from that Q6600, I recommended sticking to P35/P45 or X38/X48. I've had some low-end sub-$50 G31 boards quite literally explode on me after only a 15% overclock on the CPU.

The reason I don't mention any particular boards by name is that although certain models are praised more than others, there are simply no guarantees when it comes to these things. I mean, somebody can go through a dozen motherboards of the same model and end up getting DOA's or flaky boards, and this is with hardware from well-known brand-names. Again, there are simply no guarantees. (Other than a decent manufacturer warranty and support, which is were EVGA excels, if you are located in North America that is.) The ASUS board I mentioned above comes to mind as a pretty stable and feature packed motherboard, albeit based on a bit outdated chipset.
 
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I would add the biostar i45 tpower as been an awesome board. I still have mine here put away its its original box.

Awesome mobo
that is a great board, but only for core 2 duo. it is known that the i45 cannot clock quads well, even though people can get an E8600 to 5.0ghz+ on it.

i'd recommend any gigabyte p35/p45 or the asus p45 boards. x38/x48 boards will also suffice.
 

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I d recommend DFI LP DK P45T2RS!
i HAVE IT AND A q6600 RIGHT NOW AND it runs very well @3,6ghz!
Very solid board for OC.Holds the FSB record,730MHZ!
 

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I d recommend DFI LP DK P45T2RS!
i HAVE IT AND A q6600 RIGHT NOW AND it runs very well @3,6ghz!
Very solid board for OC.Holds the FSB record,730MHZ!
I had the same board and couldn't clock to 3ghz on my quad. Then again I had trouble figuring out how to properly use the BIOS.
 
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1 word, ep45-ud3p(which is the best motherboard for quad cores hands down and even for low multiplyer quads) I don't know about you but if I wanted a strait answer on your q6600 it would be that ep45-ud3p. The only flaw that's slowley arrised from the motherboard is it's ddr2 because of raises in prices of it and that's it. With the rebooting problem I find it as a big sign the system is unstable and all I do as when it boot and it turns off I hit the switch on the power supply and it resets the bios to bootable defualts. Haveing the dual bios feature is very cool and the board handles 4 Sticks if ran so well I don't even notice a diffrence in overcocking potentual. I say it's the beast board around and beats out the p5q serios in my opinion but there both good to people who want big cards, 8 gigs of ram, and a 450 fsb overclock 24/7. Sorry for the typos I'm on my itouch trolling lol
 
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P5Q-Deluxe or better. I do things to my deluxe that should be illegal... it just keeps going.
 
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I do things to my deluxe that should be illegal... it just keeps going.
That just made me spill coffee dangerously close to my G15. lol.