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Brother's computer

By LinkedKube
Apr 25, 2007
  1. Just built my younger brothers a computer, c2duo 4300. sli 7900gtx, Asus p5n32 E, 2 Gig's of G skill. We were able to overclock their processor and get a bus speed of 450 with a Coolit Eliminator. What I want to know how are our boards so closely related but I can only get a bus speed of 350. My cooling is better as well for my cpu.
     
  2. MoMo1988

    MoMo1988 TS Rookie Posts: 76

    What are the exact model numbers of the boards?


    the only thing that I see (i'm not a genius) is that if your running the premium edition, it does not support the quad-core, it might work with it but it wont be running it's potential. Because it may say core 2 extreme and so does your processor but it says nothing about quad-core, which your processor is. The board that your bro is running supports it.
     
  3. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 3,481   +44

    I have the Asus p5n32 sli premium /wifi edition, he has the Asus p5n32-E
     
  4. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TS Maniac Posts: 373

    Big Dif

    Your board is a nforce 590 intel edition chipset.

    Your brothers board is a nforce 680i chipset.

    The only real similarity is the board layout and some features.

    I am pretty sure the 680i your bro has OC's better...Although you may need a bio flash...
     
  5. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 3,481   +44

    hmm a bios flash huh. So bios updates can determine how well your mobo will let you overclock? I mean, I'm already running a quad core at 3.5, but my idle temp is 22C and FL is 31C. I figured temp is definately not my issue.
     
  6. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TS Maniac Posts: 373

    Well

    I mean it may, just go to the asus website and look at your boards bios updates. It gives you a breif note on what the update does. It's worth a check.

    If all else fails, you know a 680i board OC's that much better than yours :D
     
  7. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 3,481   +44

    Ok thx, I hate that my brother's pc murdered mine in 3dmark and Sandra. Kinda pisses me off...did I mention I'm pissed?
     
  8. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TS Maniac Posts: 373

    Yeah

    But you can do 2x more than he can with his core2 :D
     
  9. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 TS Rookie Posts: 302

    Really? He beat you with a 4300? Oofda.

    I think I'll go buy a E4300 right now.
     
  10. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 3,481   +44

    yeah he did. Apparently not enough applications can use 4 cores right now, and clock for clock he still beats me, which sucks. But hey, income tax time boys and girls. I would invest my earnings in microsoft...but I'd rather put my cpu to 4Ghz+ with a better mobo, any suggestion?
     
  11. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TS Maniac Posts: 373

    Well

    Just about any 680i board.....Go for the Asus striker extreme :D

    Although, I am unsure of the model number, but Asus released a mobo with the intel P965 chipset that has a special OC bios with FSB up to 600mhz and all kinds of other OCing goodies.
     
  12. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 3,481   +44

    Oh god, I'm gonna go look right now, I'll post the link, and post pics next week!
     
  13. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TS Maniac Posts: 373

    Ahhh

    Just found that special Asus board in my issue of CPU.

    It is called the Asus Commando.

    And I was wrong, this board lets you pus the FSB up to 2.28ghz !!!!!!!!!!
    I am sure you can find the sweet spot for that quad core somplace between 200 and 2.28ghz !!!!

    Here is the link:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131149

    I assume that they use the P965 due to the fact it is one hell of a stable chipset. Ony thing it lacks is SLI support but works with ATI crossfire.
     
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