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Corruption like that should not happen, I would be inclined to send it back if this is what you are observing.

Usually Micro ATX boards dont overclock particulary well but you should not be getting corruption like this.

The reviews I have read about this motherboard say the FSB tops out at about 220FSB or so, a lot lower than you are currently running it.
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Corruption like that should not happen, I would be inclined to send it back if this is what you are observing.

Usually Micro ATX boards dont overclock particulary well but you should not be getting corruption like this.

The reviews I have read about this motherboard say the FSB tops out at about 220FSB or so, a lot lower than you are currently running it.
That screen corruption happened at stock and overclock speeds, and only with onboard graphics. Once I got my 7600GT, the hard lockups stopped, and the board has been 100% solid, even at the speeds I'm running it now.

Setting the FSB over 227MHz before lowering the HT caused the motherboard to reset the FSB speeds on reboot, but overclocking from Windows using the utility that came with the board would let me get about to where I am now without issues.

Ah well, I'm happy with what I got now. Thanks man.
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Well glad you are happy with what you have managed

If you dont intend on using the onboard it should not pose any issues.
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