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Old 10-28-11, 12:37 AM   #16
jcrox
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Default Re: Motherboard Suggestions...

Everything fired up just fine first try with the MSI board.

OC Genie II pops the CPU up to 4.4GHz with the click of a button and with manual overclocking I was able to reach 4.8GHz without a sweat.

At stock 3.3 (EIST turned off) CPU idles at 23-25c.
At 4.4GHz CPU idles at 34c.

I don't run prime95 as I don't have anything that pushes 4 cores to 100% for any period of time but... highest temp I've seen so far is 54c.

Definitely giving this MSI Z68 board 2 thumbs up
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