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Old 10-20-09, 06:35 PM   #5
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Default Re: Really getting sick of this...

Originally Posted by CaptNKILL View Post
I don't know. It seems a bit ridiculous that a brand new $65 board can't hit 350Mhz FSB when my 2 year old $80 motherboard could hit 450Mhz with the same exact CPU.

Also, with my Quad, I can't get anywhere near 450Mhz, no matter what I set the multiplier to... even though it worked with my E6750 at 450Mhz for 2 years.

This is the kind of thing that drives me nuts.
You just need to take a step back and realize what you're saying. The $65 board was probably designed to run 1066 fsb processors, and they were able to squeeze some extra headroom on it to get it to run at 1333mhz. That is already a 25% overclock over the stock settings. We take for granted now that you can just grab and CPU and any board and just pull 50% increases out of thin air. Go back a few years just before the C2Ds came out and you might be ecstatic getting a 10% increase over stock settings.

The first thing to remember with overclocking is there are no guarantees. If you can get 1 mhz over stock settings that's better than nothing.
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