Originally Posted by F3ERS 2 ASH3S
Im sure this goes on later but for now I would like to say that I have had those exact issues.. if you read back to what I mentioned before in my frustration sounds like the same issue.. I really think that the GD65 is a poor OC'er... I don't think anyone has gotten any good stable OC higher than +400mhz on these boards.. they appear to be good for just clicking OC genie and thats about it.. even then it doesn't OC that High.. either that or they have horrible BIOS
just my 2cents
It's possible they aren't great overclocking boards. But at $118 I suppose people have to be realistic in their expectations. People tend to be disappointed because they see others running lower V core and getting better clocks because of LLC - comparing loaded voltages is the only way to see what the board will do. It certainly takes more finesse to overclock without LLC. I know of a guy that was benching on the gd-65 with an 8320 @ 4.9 ghz 1.53 volts @ load 1.6 setting at idle , still wasn't happy because he didn't hit 5 ghz.
( tough to please enthusiasts isn't it?) One thing is for sure, no one is jumping up and down praising the bios on them.
In thunder's case , I think heat is causing his problems, he seems to have one of the highest VID chips I've seen. It's my understanding that chips like that are usually limitied in their overclocking potential.
The OC genie on my GD 80 is terribad. Which is disappointing because the genie works well on my socket 1155 p 67 gd65 board. Also the auto MAX FSB overclocking feature on my 790fx gd70's is awesome. Click the setting in bios, boot machine and in 30 seconds it finds a great FSB overclock ( 376 was the best they did). I don't think I have outdone that manually.
After seeing someone posts about gskill not playing well with their vish, I switched out the Gskill for some Geil ram , seems to have improved stability.
Learning a lot through the comparisons , thanks to all who contribute