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jAkUp
11-08-06, 03:51 PM
HardOCP:
http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTIwOSwxLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA==

VR-Zone:
http://sg.vr-zone.com/?i=4215

I have been using this board and really it is fantastic. Definetely one of the best boards I have ever used and right up there with my DFI eXpert board for AMD.

You can see my OC in my sig, and I am even able to get 3.7GHz but it is not prime95 stable :)

Absolution
11-08-06, 05:03 PM
http://anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2869
The overclock results are not a mistake. We managed to reach right at 4.0GHz with an X6800 at default voltage. This represented the standard 11x ratio at a 1452 FSB. Even more spectacular was the reduced multiplier overclocking, where we reached a 2100 FSB (525 base) at a 7X multiplier AT DEFAULT VOLTAGE.
http://xbitlabs.com/articles/chipsets/display/nforce-680i-sli.html

Bearclaw
11-08-06, 05:07 PM
HardOCP:
http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTIwOSwxLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA==

VR-Zone:
http://sg.vr-zone.com/?i=4215

I have been using this board and really it is fantastic. Definetely one of the best boards I have ever used and right up there with my DFI eXpert board for AMD.

You can see my OC in my sig, and I am even able to get 3.7GHz but it is not prime95 stable :)
Nice, I can't wait until I get this thing.

T.h.o.m.a.s.
11-08-06, 05:31 PM
i hope the chipset now supports some decent Raid 0 function :)

Nv40
11-08-06, 07:11 PM
HardOCP:
http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTIwOSwxLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA==

VR-Zone:
http://sg.vr-zone.com/?i=4215

I have been using this board and really it is fantastic. Definetely one of the best boards I have ever used and right up there with my DFI eXpert board for AMD.

You can see my OC in my sig, and I am even able to get 3.7GHz but it is not prime95 stable :)


Your sig says 3.5 what happened with your OC? can you advice the 680i for overclocking more than the asus p5b deluxe? which one is better ?interested in SLI ..just to push my core2 to 3.7 or more if possible in a decent m/b . :)

stncttr908
11-08-06, 07:13 PM
Now this is what we've been waiting for from NVIDIA. :D

jAkUp
11-08-06, 07:31 PM
Your sig says 3.5 what happened with your OC? can you advice the 680i for overclocking more than the asus p5b deluxe? which one is better ?interested in SLI ..just to push my core2 to 3.7 or more if possible in a decent m/b . :)

Still testing :D I was running 3.7ghz but it was failing prime. I am going to do some more magic to try to get it back up. I think the CPU is really just a poor overclocker, I have done better with an e6600 at 3.65GHz.

Bearclaw
11-08-06, 07:35 PM
Still testing :D I was running 3.7ghz but it was failing prime. I am going to do some more magic to try to get it back up. I think the CPU is really just a poor overclocker, I have done better with an e6600 at 3.65GHz.
So were they selling the 680 boards and the 8800's at the lan party then and thats how you got them?

stncttr908
11-08-06, 08:21 PM
Still testing :D I was running 3.7ghz but it was failing prime. I am going to do some more magic to try to get it back up. I think the CPU is really just a poor overclocker, I have done better with an e6600 at 3.65GHz.
Step up to the multiplier-unlocked extreme or down to the E6300. :D

Nv40
11-08-06, 11:38 PM
Still testing :D I was running 3.7ghz but it was failing prime. I am going to do some more magic to try to get it back up. I think the CPU is really just a poor overclocker, I have done better with an e6600 at 3.65GHz.


What voltage settings your motherboard allows for memory and cpu ?

Does the the cheapier 650i have the same overclocking capabilities ?

Not interested in SLI or raid ,just in strong overcloking cpaabilities ,will love to push my cpu a lot more.. than 3ghz.. The ASus p5b deluxe is a lot more expensive than latest core2 m/b from Nvidia.

Tomato
11-08-06, 11:58 PM
Hey guys first time posting here. Been reading for years but this is the first time my opinion might matter.

The EVGA 680I board IMO surpasses all expectations. For weeks now I have been wrestling with the damn 590 and 570 intel editions. The max oc I could get was just under 3Ghz with an E6600. I also probably lost a lot of hair cause of all the motherboards problems I ran into

I picked up this 680I and it is like how fast do you want to go. Im running at 3.7 Ghz right now and that was not even trying. Frankley I was not sure about an EVGA motherboard but damn it is all NVIDIA and runs like a champ so far. I am ganna spend some time tweaking more later on...maybe hit 4ghz.

If anybody has any questions just PM me. I will help you out.

arthur1125
11-09-06, 06:19 AM
HardOCP:
http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTIwOSwxLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA==

VR-Zone:
http://sg.vr-zone.com/?i=4215

I have been using this board and really it is fantastic. Definetely one of the best boards I have ever used and right up there with my DFI eXpert board for AMD.

You can see my OC in my sig, and I am even able to get 3.7GHz but it is not prime95 stable :)

Try this
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=122360&page=3

http://www.iamxtreme.net/coolaler/1.JPG

stncttr908
11-09-06, 12:16 PM
Engineers finally figured out how to clear all SATA ports from extra-long cards like the 8800 series. That's a plus as we finally move over to SATA optical drives.

JoKeRr
11-09-06, 12:56 PM
Try this
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=122360&page=3
http://www.iamxtreme.net/coolaler/1.JPG

nice looking board, but doesn't the chipset heatsink blocks the first PCI-E slot slightly?? And the realtek HD audio sucks incomparison to Analog device.

also, it seems [H] and anandtech got FSB >500, while xbit, vr-zone didn't get past 500. hm..

DiscipleDOC
11-09-06, 01:43 PM
For the first time since I've become a techie...I'm actually considering buying an Intel board/CPU. :cry:

jAkUp
11-09-06, 01:48 PM
Good choice :)

stncttr908
11-09-06, 02:23 PM
For the first time since I've become a techie...I'm actually considering buying an Intel board/CPU. :cry:
It's going to be weird for me too, but I've always said I'll go with the best price/performance out there, regardless of the brand.

Rico_s
11-10-06, 08:04 AM
Soz wrong thread .. posted in right now :)