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New project: LGA 775 board w/ DDR3 needed -- thoughts please?

Q: New project: LGA 775 board w/ DDR3 needed -- thoughts please?

Hello Everyone,

Been a long time browser of TS and am glad to finally join. I am looking to utilize a Q6600 processor and the following system board and RAM:

Corsair XMS3 1333MHz PC3-10666

The goal is to moderately overclock the Q6600 to 3.2 GHz. In my research, I have read many positive reviews about the stability of ASUS boards, and the DDR3 capability is significant to me. However, from what I have gathered, this board can be fussy when overclocking the CPU. Has anyone had any experience with a similar setup?

I would appreciate any thoughts/comments/suggestions.

Thank you!

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A: New project: LGA 775 board w/ DDR3 needed -- thoughts please?

Firstly, why do you need to overclock it? I'm guessing its more because you want to, than necessity, but my thoughts are below.

I run the exact same CPU in my system 24/7 and while it might be long in the tooth compared with most systems on here, it's certainly not lacking at stock speeds as it is.

Not sure if system specs is easily read right now, but for the sake of doubt, mine are: Intel Core2Quad Q6600 G0 stepping (at stock OC with Corsair H50 (push/pull) providing cooling), Abit AW9D-MAX, 8GB OCZ Gold series DDR2-1066, HD6870, Antec HCG-620 PSU, a SSD and six mechanical disks.

I wouldn't call 3.2GHz a moderate OC on the Q6600, that's more like 2.8-3.0GHz. I used to have mine overclocked but the difference was so minimal (in real terms) that the additional heat it gave off and power it consumed made it pointless. I was never able to achieve 3.05GHz or above either, but I've no doubt that more experienced hands would have managed it. Overclocking is my weaker subject in the field of IT generally speaking, and I can't say I've ever really pushed the envelope very far in that regard.

Though that said, I've always found Gigabyte boards to be much more forgiving when it comes to RAM settings. Asus in my experience can be a real nightmare with recognising the default timings and voltages for RAM, and in "my experience" need much more work to achieve the same result.

Another point that needs to be considered is LGA-775 is legacy hardware now, so you'd be spending money on defunct hardware. If you have the CPU it might be better to grab a second-hand board off of eBay or something, or maybe look to something newer and more current.
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Quote: Originally Posted by mastertushar

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I do not use MS Project software, Have you installed Service Pack 3 for Project?See here: site might also be of assistance: is the thread where I found the above link: edited by mmcconaghy
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--check that the file format is recognized by project
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I have tried opening this file on other computers and I get the same error message.
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I have repaired and also removed/reinstalled - same problem.

A:Project 2007 says "Project cannot open the file"

Try downloading and reinstalling the compatibility pack
If that doesn?t work you may want to consider a third part PP recovery tool PowerPoint Recovery Toolbox:
As always, save a copy of the file as a backup before beginning procedures.

As always, save a copy of the file as a backup before beginning procedures.
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Hai, Forum

I have a question and trying to answer please help

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2GB DDR3 for around $400...

Nvidia has DDR3 motherboards

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A:Ddr3 ram

Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister

While browsing the specs on several motherboards I'm considering, I noticed in the RAM specs, that some listed 1600MHz DDR3 (over clocking). What does the parenthetical note mean? Does it mean that this speed of RAM is only needed if the rig is over clocked?

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Go here and allow the Crucial System Scanner to load and run.

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The latest build I have tried, that could be activated normally with RC - keys was build 7229, and this build is somewhat faster than build 7100. Before you install too much in 7100, PM one from staff for info about getting 7229 (or a later or better build if somebody knows about this).

7229 was for me the best build of those activating normally
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A:Thoughts on Win 7

Quote: Originally Posted by Rogerc

I had XP for years, no problems, then the mb crashed and burnt, bought new PC with Win 7 about 3 weeks ago, in which time it has crashed (frozen) at least 30 times!!! It has improved since and the problem now is that after starting I can almost guarantee it will freeze on the 1st thing I click on. After re-booting it might still do it again and need another start or it might be ok, if it runs ok it will be ok all day & night, how strange. I need expert advice as to what it might be, if I return it to the shop they will charge me saying my software is a problem!! Can anyone help please. No exotic software is on the PC, just regular stuff.

As you no doubt know by now freezing isnt usually caused by hardware. Freezes such as this are often caused by conflicts in software, too little ram, and many other things.

Several things you can try

1-run a system file check to verify and repair your system files
(type cmd in search>right click and run as admin>SFC /SCANNOW)

Let us know the results

2-check event viewer (type eventvwr in search). go to the windows log>application tab. Look for critical errors (they have red in the left hand column) that say app hang, app crash, or anything related to the problem.

When you find them note the event ID and source codes and tell us hat they are.

3-boot into safe mode (with networking). Does it still do it then? If not it is probably a software conflict.

4- go into device manager (type device manager in search). Are there any "unknown drivers" with yellow question marks on them?

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A:Its been a while can I have some thoughts

You should print out these instructions, or copy them to a NotePad file for reading while in Safe Mode, because you will not be able to connect to the Internet to read from this site.

Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
Restart your computer
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
Choose your usual account.
Once in Safe Mode, open the SmitfraudFix folder again and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press "Enter" to delete infected files.

You will be prompted: "Registry cleaning - Do you want to clean the registry?"; answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter" in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.

The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found); answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter".

The tool may need to restart your computer to finish the cleaning process; if it doesn't, please restart it into Normal Windows.

A text file will appear onscreen, with results from the cleaning process; please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.

The report can also be found at the root of the system drive, usually at C:\rapport.txt

Warning: running option #2 on a non infected computer will remove your Desktop background.

Run Hijack This and click Open the Misc Tools section.
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A:Your thoughts

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They're all over the place at newegg and similar sites.
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512mb "DDR3" GT 240
1gb HD4670?

also should i change my power supply for any of these cards?
mine is a 450w power supply..

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What is your current setup? CPU, motherboard, ram, ect.
I would go for the GT 240. The 4670 is a bit dated despite being a good card.

I would say even if you don't get one of those videocards you should still upgrade your powersupply. You don't cheap out on a PSU. If it dies it can take your whole computer with it.
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Which would you rather have?

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Make and model of motherboard would help.
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Yes, the RAM is the same. You could also use three sticks of RAM from two dual channel ram kits on a triple channel motherboard.
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Appreciate the help!!!