[Quote]"there is no going in unlinked mode and easily overclocking it"
You just reminded me of that.. thats what I used on the 780i to get 3.5GHz stable..
You saying this board doesn't support unlinked mode?? Jeeeeze.. I wonder why..
Booted into windows.. stable so far.. (probably will get a blue screen after a while)
Is the CPU Voltage too high? Can I run it at 1.52V all the time if Intel says the max is 1.4V? When I try to change it in the BIOS all that shows up is 1.6V and default.. ?? all of the lower choices that were once there have vanished..
If I got a Q9550.. I wonder how it would be to overclock it..
Currently running 2x 'GO SP2004' as a stress test.. I don't wanna jinx anything.. but it's working fine at 3.5GHz so far..
System seems to be stable.. now as long as I don't get that black checkered screen again everything is fine.. this CPU is hard to OC.. and it doesn't go far.. 3.5GHz is probably the highest I will ever get out of it..
Now at 3.470GHz.. My screen all of the sudden got those black rectangles all over.. i am going to install a new display driver.. although I think I have the latest.. I went back to 266FSB.. if it happens again.. then that will rule out the GPU..