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Anyone know? I know that most mobos typically have one around 450 and then after that they get weird. Is the Rampage Formula any different?

I ask because I bought one last week and it is sitting here by my side awaiting a new quad core cpu, most likely a q9450. I just want to know how far I should be able to stably oc that bad boy once i get everything running.

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The big thing with all X38/X48 chipsets is not really the board it's self, but the ablity of the board to get rid of the massive amount of heat the chipset makes, Intel really needs to shrink these down from 90nm to 55nm.

I toped out at 450 on my Maximus with stock cooling, could hit 500 but it was not stable, and about the same on the Rampage. After replaceing the stock cooling I was able to get 500 with ease.

The build is only a few days old, and I have not run a lot of stablity checks.
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what kind of aftermarket cooling did you get to cool off your chipset? When I go watercooling I was thinking on creating a loop for my chipset and ram but most people i have talked to say that it is relatively pointless. So what kind of air setup you running?

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The big thing with all X38/X48 chipsets is not really the board it's self, but the ablity of the board to get rid of the massive amount of heat the chipset makes, Intel really needs to shrink these down from 90nm to 55nm.
I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that the x48 is a 65nm die shrink of the 90nm x38.

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seriously? IF so that would help the FSB limit a lot as it wouldn't get quite as hot. (at least I would think)

hey guys also a quick sidenote question. Would you recommend getting a watercooling setup to go along with my q9450 or would a TRUE be plenty sufficient? I won't be overclocking past 3.8 anytime SOON (475x8) but how would a TRUE handle the temps at that speed compared to a wc setup?

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i would say that 480-490 is gonna be where you are gonna top out with a quad now if it were a dula core it would be a whole different story
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alright sweet that's still pretty good news. what would you say to the second part of my previous post though?

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