Originally Posted by RalliArt882
When I first built my rig I almost ordered an Intel board but the good folks here said that it wouldn't let me overclock. If it were my choice, I'd steer away from it. Even if it were possible to overclock on such a board, the components on the board are probably not OC friendly anyway.
And no, you don't NEED to OC a q6600. The processor itself is fully capable of running every game out there at stock speeds. And it would never bottleneck. You would be far more concerned with your video card in a gaming situation. But these processors are tanks and can OC like no other.
true, you can run any game on it and yes, you will want to focus your concerns on getting a top of the line gfx card, or top of the line for what you wanna do. if you wanna play heroes of might and magic 3 you don't need an 8800GT, so judge accordingly.
Is there any way in finding out if my DP35DP can actually overclock? Id enjoy OCing it, but i don't really give a darn if i can't.
yeah, when you get your build all set up, boot it up and whilst it's posting it should give you an option to go into the bios, do that and if there are options to overclock, ie increase fsb, multiplier, voltages, and you can change them, then yes you can overclock.
and trotter, from what i understand of them the intel boards don't allow overclocking, cheap/dumb but they do what they do.
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