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Windows 7: Mobo upgrade Q6600


05 Apr 2009   #1

Win 7 x64 7137
 
 
Mobo upgrade Q6600

I have a Gateway FX7024 w/a very overclockable Q6600. Can someone recommend a good mobo that hasnt been discontinued?
I am running DDR2 5300 memory that compatibility is a must..
thxs


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06 Apr 2009   #2

 
 

Just a couple of reccomendations of the top of my head:

The Asus P5q Pro and Deluxe are good overclockers. I'm pretty sure they can handle 5300

The Nvidia 750i, 780i boards are pretty popular too.

It also depends on whether you prefer nvidia or ATI, plan to go SLI or crossfire as well.
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06 Apr 2009   #3

Win 7 x64 7137
 
 

I havent confirmed this yet but someone else is telling me that I cannot simply change a mobo in a Gateway since Gateway do not follow the ATX standards. This person says I need a new PS and a Case!...dam

darco
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06 Apr 2009   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darco View Post
I havent confirmed this yet but someone else is telling me that I cannot simply change a mobo in a Gateway since Gateway do not follow the ATX standards. This person says I need a new PS and a Case!...dam

darco
they're probably right..., the standoffs may not match.

while im sure its possible to bodge it in there, is it worth taking the risk with new components..??

what about your HDD..??, that wont run with a new mobo, or are you installing a new OS..??





SK
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06 Apr 2009   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
they're probably right..., the standoffs may not match.

while im sure its possible to bodge it in there, is it worth taking the risk with new components..??

what about your HDD..??, that wont run with a new mobo, or are you installing a new OS..??





SK
If I did replace the mobo, I would definitely reformat the hdd...
arrghh,,,,,
I will just leave it alone, not worth to do all this for the q6600....

darco
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07 Apr 2009   #6

Win 7 x64 7137
 
 

I confirmed I have a Micro ATX mobo....so as long as I stick to this form factor, I can buy any mATX that supports my hw, right?
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07 Apr 2009   #7

Windows 7 x86 build 7077
 
 

if it does indeed follow the mATX form factor standard then yes. i didn't think PC builders (dell, gateway, hp) used proprietary parts anymore. how powerful is your power supply?

motherboard manufacturers have only recently started to cater to the mATX OCing crowd. so there are few options in terms of high performance mATX solutions. DFI and ASUS are pretty much your only options.

i only use mATX boards since my case is an Antec P180mini.
the DFI LP JR P45-T2RS is supposed to be a great board but i've never used it.
i've used both the ASUS P5Q-EM and the P5E-VM HDMI. in my opinion the P5E-VM HDMI was a more stable board and a better clocker.
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07 Apr 2009   #8

Win 7 x64 7137
 
 

My ps is 400w....well at least I have narrowed my search where before I blindly searched for anything that accepted an LGA775..I will check out those mobo's..thanks

darco
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07 Apr 2009   #9

Windows 7 x64 and x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darco View Post
I have a Gateway FX7024 w/a very overclockable Q6600. Can someone recommend a good mobo that hasnt been discontinued?
I am running DDR2 5300 memory that compatibility is a must..
thxs
come on man, if you are going to spend money on mobo, why not get the so cheap memory together, since you are going to speed!
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07 Apr 2009   #10

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cuz I recently bought this memory!!!...ya bad timing......oh well, we'll see ")

darco
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