well my Plus version is at 805.....ya guys think older versions would be better ?
this board seriously does not meet the cut , reviewed other boards and never seen a board this hot and hard to OC.
when I've got temps down to a acceptable level , the limitating factor should be the bios.
PCIE locked 100 100 100 / 200 SPP etc
vcore 1.45 ( the chip can do 545 fsb 1.4v E6550 )
voltage for ram would be 2.3 ( it does 1100 mhz 5-4-4-5 2.1v )
NB voltage tested 1.2-1.7
SB tested 1.5-1.7
1.2HT - 1.5HT
Naturally , HPET / C1E / Speedstep / VT / XD bit / etc all disabled
Now the question bugs me , it definitely isn't temps nor voltage...
the only thing I can think of is the terrible bios atm....
pardon me if I left out any values guys
1600 fsb tried but very unstable ( rams were at 800 ) 1:1 ratio unlinked ( linked WON'T POST AT ALL no matter what I set )
anything above 1600 fsb ( couldn't be bothered with this crap board to try out between 1600-1700 ) won't post
1700 and 1800 tried.
I must say even though I lapped my HR-05 / ZT Nirvana / sb heatsinks the board proved a real heat monster to run at passive , active cooling is a definite must unless you live in a really cold place.
o well , at least my CPU can do 1.0125v at 333X7 = 2.33 ( stock that is ) no diff from ambient temps and load is +3 degrees
o well , sucks that Asus and all the other hw manufacturers only care about money , never the consumers...
apparently they left off my mobo at a really crap bios revision and chose instead to focus on new mobos instead of the older ones ( not saying thats a bad thing but at least leave with a decent bios ? instead of totally forgetting about the mobo and just providing some vista drivers which most people don't need ? )
can't help feeling that P35 / X38 would be a much better choice....at least the boards I reviewed were much better ( FSB wise and heat wise )