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ok well as some of you know the 680i has a voltage issue. well i have found that issue. i cannot get my E8400 to 4.5 at all on this board. for 4.45 i need 1.51 vcore but for 4.0 i need only a mear 1.37. i have had this same CPU in a X38 and it did 4.5 at 1.42 and posted at 5.0 at 1.5 so what i need is a good board that can take it to what i want. so please LAY them down for me. rep will be awarded.
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post #2 of 13
You've been running a 8400 chip at over 1.4v ?
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You've been running a 8400 chip at over 1.4v ?
omg dont start that with me. i have had this chip at 1.51 for hours before benching and i dont have any problems. and i run it at 3.6 at 1.23 24/7
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You could always try a DFI DK P35.
http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=317036 - 5.4GHZ on an E8400!

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You could always try a DFI DK P35.
http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=317036 - 5.4GHZ on an E8400!

Link @ XS

i would but please take a close look at my sig rig. there is a problem LOL.
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i would but please take a close look at my sig rig. there is a problem LOL.
You'll have to give up sli, but personally a 5.4ghz cpu is worth that to me.

Otherwise, this mobo looks pretty decent.
    
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post #7 of 13
Well my opinion for an SLI rig w/ good OCing capability you can try step-up(if you still have it) or buy the 780i if you can I like its OCing ability and I am about to get a second one soon enough
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post #8 of 13
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Well my opinion for an SLI rig w/ good OCing capability you can try step-up(if you still have it) or buy the 780i if you can I like its OCing ability and I am about to get a second one soon enough
oh i am stepping up should of mentioned that. im going to be running dual 9800GX2s just for fun. lol. and i was thinking the 780i but im thinking about going to DDR3 and crap like that so the 790i has my eye right now too.
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post #9 of 13
I second that for the 790i.
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post #10 of 13
For SLI, it seems the only option in your case would be the 780i (for DDR2) or 790i (for DDR3).

I would recommend an EVGA or XFX board over an Asus board. Asus' modified versions of nVidia's reference motherboard designs have been known to have quite a few issues.

ZipZoomFly is currently selling the EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 (780i) board for $229.99 (no MIR required).

IMO, DDR3 is not worth it ATM. Not only is the price-to-performance ratio for DDR3 very poor, the motherboards that support it are usually more expensive, as well. (The EVGA 790i will set you back an extra $70 opposed to the EVGA 780i, for example.)
    
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