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    New to OC'ing and Intel cpu need some advice

    Hello long time AMD fan now switching to INTEL. I just purchased a E6300 cpu and EVGA NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard and purchase this ram from newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145566. Was wondering what kinda oc'ing I can get out of this setup with decent cpu cooling? I read from tomshardeware that the stock fan for cpu has great cooling for this cpu but who knows. Some advice for this N0oB would be great.

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    That's not the best mobo for OC. Don't expects high frequencies. The motherboard is the hearts of your system. But you can play a bit with it Read some faqs and guides.

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    Well that RAM will OC well (I know because I have some running at 500mhz). But like Delta said, at least from I've been hearing, that board really isn't your best bet for OC'ing.

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    If Tomshardware is claiming the stock Intel cooler is great, I will have to laugh and call them liars. The stock cooler is "ok" and "adequate" for a modest O/C as long as you don't raise vcore. That's about as far as I can go.
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    Guys, the 680i boards will do 500+fsb.
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    Might want to try the Asus P5B-Deluxe. a little less disputed in terms of overclocking capability and a lot cheaper. I would also get something other than the stock cooling for the cpu. While tomshardware puts some good reviews out I think they make some of their overclocking articles sound a little to simple sometimes.

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    the best mobo for high fsb overclocking is the p5b-deluxe.

    the 680i is a great board for o/c-ing as well but it is plagued with SATA issues which some boards have been fixed with by an update but some have not.

    the dfi rd600 is also a good board to use for oc-ing and is a little bit more expensive than the 680i boards.

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    AWW I been reading about the 680i board and was nothing but good stuff about it and its OC'ing abilities. I already purchased it and it will be here monday. I guess I wasn't reading in the right places about it also EVGA already has a fix out for the SATA problem on there site. Guess I made a bad decision on that board . Also I would like to thank you all for the friendly advice.

    PS whats a good cpu fan i should get for a great price instead of stock

    Again thank you all

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    Welcome to the forums. I honestly do not recommend that 680 mobo. I have a few friends with many problems oc'ing it. The only reason to go 680 would be for SLI right now. Otherwise a P5B-Deluxe is probably the best choice for stability right now.

    Maybe you can prove us otherwise. I am very interested in your results overclocking that board.

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    ok I dont know if this matter but i found out asus also makes a 680i mother board but I bought this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188009 .... by evga or is it still the same and should of thought twice before buying

    Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by I3andit
    AWW I been reading about the 680i board and was nothing but good stuff about it and its OC'ing abilities. I already purchased it and it will be here monday. I guess I wasn't reading in the right places about it also EVGA already has a fix out for the SATA problem on there site. Guess I made a bad decision on that board . Also I would like to thank you all for the friendly advice.

    PS whats a good cpu fan i should get for a great price instead of stock

    Again thank you all
    The sunbeam tuniq tower is a great HSF to replace the stock one.

    If you can't find one, the Scythe Infinity is also a good one as well.

    Here is a thread I started on e-tailers with the tuniq. It hasn't been updated in a few days...
    http://forums.anandtech.com/messagev...&enterthread=y

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