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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=3442434

I heard the t1 versions of this board dont overclock well , does that mean i couldnt get it to at least 2.6ghz? Im selling my Pc to a friend minus my vid card and putting a evga 7600 gs in it for 450$ And this looks like it would be a good little gaming pc with my vid card in it. Any one have any good oc's on this board?
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What CPU are you going to use?
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post #5 of 11
it seems like a decent computer ur on a low budget.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by amdcpu4life View Post
Both are the same, just the OEM comes with just the CPU.
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I suppose it's alright, but if you know how to do it, you can do much better with the money if you build it yourself, which is almost always the case
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post #9 of 11
IMHO the Q6600 and the 680i LT are not good together. That Ultra PSU looks a little weak (plus I don't like Ultra although they have gotten better lately).

Other then that it's not terrible for a good starter rig and mild OCing.
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by PGT96AJT View Post
IMHO the Q6600 and the 680i LT are not good together. That Ultra PSU looks a little weak (plus I don't like Ultra although they have gotten better lately).

Other then that it's not terrible for a good starter rig and mild OCing.
Correct. The LT version is based on the 680i AR/TR (only difference between AR and TR is warranty) design which was later replaced to support OCing on the quad core by the T1/A1 (again, only difference is in the warranty between these two). The LT and TR/AR boards cant provide the proper GTL REF voltage needed with higher FSB clocks of the quad cores.

Chogs has a great little writeup on the LT in this thread:

eVGA 680i Overclocking guide
Quote:
Originally Posted by Choggs396 View Post
Someone was asking about the differences between the 680i LT SLI and the 680i SLI in another thread, so Ericoed thought I should post what I found on this thread for anyone that may need it.

The EVGA 680i LT SLI (122-CK-NF67-T1) is basically a cost reduced version of the standard 680i SLI (122-CK-NF68-A1 or T1). There are some differences in the MCP (southbridge) and other features, including the BIOS and memory capabilities.

This comparison provided by AnandTech of the 680i LT and 680i SLI illustrates some of the changes:


Other differences in the LT are less USB ports (8 opposed to 10) and only 1 Ethernet port (opposed to 2).

Ericeod has mentioned the 680i SLI AR and TR boards (opposed to A1 and T1) lack the proper GTL reference voltage modification, making them poor for Quad core overclocking. The LT boards also lacks this modification. Anandtech noticed this as well:


Overall, it's not a bad board, IMO. It has definitely been shown to OC 65nm dual cores with great success. But it's definitely not the one you'd want for OC'ing a Quad Core CPU. I'd go with either a 680i SLI A1 or T1 (model 122-CK-NF68-A1 or T1).

The 780i (EVGA model 132-CK-NF78-A1) makes an even better choice for Quads, IMO - because it has specific GTL Reference Voltage adjustments options in the BIOS for each lane - making a higher, more stable Quad core overclock possible. This post on xtreview.com illustrates how GTL reference voltage adjustments can impact overclocking, especially on Quads.

So my advice to you is, if you dont want more the 3.0GHz OC on the Q6600, go ahead and get the LT. But if you want the most from the CPU, pass on the LT.
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