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Theres absolutely no Vdroop if I'm at 1.440

Now 1.40 has vdroop a bit and 1.375 Vdroops down to 1.25 in some instances.

I'm wondering if its my mobo?
Wow, that sounds kinda bizarre. I'm wondering if maybe it is the mobo. Hmm. Those are some bizarre figures.
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I thought so too - temps seem normal

TAT reports 38-40C idle and around 50C load.

I dunno *** is going on, I'm starting to regret going with MSI, I had a MSI Socket939 which lasted a good long time and figured it'd be a good idea to go with them.

Anyone know if eVGA makes good boards?

I wonder if I have a double wammy of a CPU with a bad stepping and a defective motherboard *cries*
    
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My dad has the evga 680i mobo, and it's solid. With the same setup as mine, except he has cheaper RAM, his system scores higher in 3dmark06 by a decent amount.

Also, I have one of "bad" steppings for my chip, apparently, pretty much the worst, but I can get 3.2 on just BARELY over stock volts. It's just extremely hard to push it much farther than that.
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post #14 of 18
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My dad has the evga 680i mobo, and it's solid. With the same setup as mine, except he has cheaper RAM, his system scores higher in 3dmark06 by a decent amount.

Also, I have one of "bad" steppings for my chip, apparently, pretty much the worst, but I can get 3.2 on just BARELY over stock volts. It's just extremely hard to push it much farther than that.
Only annoying thing with that mobo is they put a resistor right next to the northbridge making it extremely difficult to mount any third party cooling, such as the danger den 680i wb.

Solid board in terms of OC'ing tho
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Any idea what a bad Stepping is for the E6400? I'm going to check it when I get home at around 2 in the morning and I hope you wont still be awake when I do hehe
    
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Only annoying thing with that mobo is they put a resistor right next to the northbridge making it extremely difficult to mount any third party cooling, such as the danger den 680i wb.

Solid board in terms of OC'ing tho
Really? hm. I know my dad has a Danger Den waterblock on his northbridge. He didn't mention it being challenging or anything, but it's a possibility. I'll ask him about it.
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post #17 of 18
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Bump, just got home from work - going to check the Stepping here in a bit.

I hope it doesn't suck....

You guys all agree that my Vdroop is a bit weird though?
    
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post #18 of 18
Nech, RMA your CPU and mobo if you can. Someone's going to get stuck with a crappy CPU/mobo, maybe you were unfortunate enough to get bad ones of both.
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