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Which MB Has the Most Stable Voltages?

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Reading posts here I have learned about some of the different voltage stabilization used on the motherboards:

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...4&postcount=25
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...6&postcount=56
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...3&postcount=61
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...0&postcount=62
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...6&postcount=54

Reading vendor sites, some talk about it extensively:

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Gigabyte:

Ultra Durable 2 -Designed with Top Quality Highly Efficient Components

Ultra Cooling - Low RDS(on) MOSFET Design
Low RDS(on) MOSFETs specially designed to produce lower switching resistance for faster electric current charging and discharging.

Low Power Loss - Ferrite Core Choke Design
Ferrite core chokes comprised of a compound of iron oxide and other metal elements whose properties hold energy much longer than common iron core at high frequency.

Longer Life - All-Solid Capacitor Design
Solid capacitors contain a solid organic polymer, while electrolytic capacitors use a common liquid electrolyte, hence, the terms solid capacitor versus electrolytic capacitors.

Quote:
Asus:

2-Phase DDR2
Special Memory power to release the true power of memory!
With the embedded 2-Phase DDR2, this motherboard allows users to reach higher memory frequencies and enjoy better performance. Compared with only one phase solutions, this motherboard ensures longer power component lifespans and higher overclockability due to cooler temperatures and better efficiency.

Loadline Calibration
Stable and optimal power for sustainable CPU overclock
Maintaining ample voltage support for the CPU is critical during overclocking. The Loadline Calibration ensures stable and optimal CPU voltage under heavy loading. It helps overclockers enjoy the motherboard´s ultimate OC capabilities and benchmark scores.

Uses 100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
This motherboard uses all high-quality conductive polymer capacitors onboard for durability, improved lifespan, and enhanced thermal capacity.

New Generation 8-Phase Power Design
Genuine 8-Phase Power Design Excels at Power Efficiency
The ASUS 8-Phase Power Design provides highly efficient operation to generate less heat (at least 15°C (27°F)) than other conventional power solutions. It reduces input ripple current and output ripple voltage, which keeps CPU and power module from suffering the risk of high power stress. It has the advantages of quick transient response and stability, especially beneficial when CPU requires more current immediately under heavy loading or overclocking mode.

Note: Elsewhere it talks about 2-phase chip and 3-phase memory power, however, it is never clear which model does what.
Overall, I am quite confused as to which motherboard really has the best quality power to the CPU, components, and signals for stable overclocking, and the highest quality in delivering the expected result.

What is the real story?

Thanks,

David
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the real story is getting a powersupply that can provide a stable current. Asus and Gygabyte offer outstanding quality on their boards but unless you give those boards a decent power supply then it means nothing.
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