Originally Posted by octohedron
if you like to OC you will have to pick wisely, id get the Crosshair III formula, be careful with those M4Axxx series, they have a lame vdroop, i cant get my phenom past 3.8ghz because i have spikes of 1.55+v
Good lord! This is the honest truth. I have to leave LLC on or I end up with a BSOD because it drops like almost .375V or sometimes even more.
Then, I have to deal with LLC bumping my voltage up by .25v hear and there, especially when under load.
Gigabyte boards any better? UD3, UD4 (lower end 8+1/8+2)? Crosshair is probably way out of his budget! He wants something close to $100 if he buys a 965. If he buys a 555, that maybe takes his board budget to $150.
OP, any wiggle room?
EDIT: I am complaining to Asus by the end of the week because those high-end 890FX boards have an adjustment in the bios to set LLC to a max voltage increase, so I hear. Can you confirm this?Edited by BWG - 4/27/11 at 10:55am