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Originally Posted by trueg50 View Post
Yea the people are idiots.

They fail to realize that most Nvidia boards are unstable at stock settings. Judging by their abilities, they are probably mad that they could only get a 300 mhz overclock because of Asus' auto overclock.
Erm...

They aren't idiots.

They have more experience overclocking than you.

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Then i see people with QX9650 @ 4GHz on them, strange how their reviews say they don't OC well.
Those guys are idiots.

You have an excellent board, and yes you sure as heck can overclock with it. Nvidia chipsets just tend to be tougher and more finicky to overclock,
    
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I'll send it back then I guess.
See how well it overclocks for you first, then send it back if it doesn't meet expectations.
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post #14 of 39
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Those guys are idiots.

You have an excellent board, and yes you sure as heck can overclock with it. Nvidia chipsets just tend to be tougher and more finicky to overclock,
I'm guessing it's the unreliable chipset that's the problem, and not the reviewers?

I know one person who has been through 6 - yes, 6 - nVidia 7*0i boards. =/
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Erm...

They aren't idiots.

They have more experience overclocking than you.

They have an entire paragraph on how the board clashes with their cooler, they have zero numbers on their overclocks, and they measure a board by 1 benchmark (which is kind of pushing it any ways).

Yes it is probably over priced, but so are the Extreme chips, its what ever floats your boat that matters.

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I'm guessing it's the unreliable chipset that's the problem, and not the reviewers?

I know one person who has been through 6 - yes, 6 - nVidia 790i boards. =/
Ouch I feel sorry for them...

Can't vouch for the 790's but I know most of the 680i issues are simple instability, and that people don't realize just how extremely finicky they can be. For me, 1.4 NB voltage is perfectly stable, however 1.45 is completely unstable. My board is 100% unstable at stock settings, voltage too high, and its unstable.

I heard of one guy here who went through 3 boards, each one had the exact same issue, turns out it was not stable at stock settings for any of them.
    
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Erm...

They aren't idiots.

They have more experience overclocking than you.

Don't be like that towards me, I know what's good and what's not.
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They have an entire paragraph on how the board clashes with their cooler, they have zero numbers on their overclocks, and they measure a board by 1 benchmark (which is kind of pushing it any ways).

Yes it is probably over priced, but so are the Extreme chips, its what ever floats your boat that matters.
They are a magazine, so they only test it with one benchmark - their own.

"However, after many failed attempts to get the board to POST with an overclocked FSB, our third review sample joined its predecessors in silicon heaven and refused to boot at all."

They are zero numbers on their overclock because they couldn't get the board to overclock and POST. =/

I'm guessing a dodgy batch of boards.
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They are idiots....there is nothing wrong with the Striker II 780i at all.
 
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How do I know they didn't use crappy hardware. I have yet to find out the 45nm Q9450 may OC a wonder on this board.
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They are idiots....there is nothing wrong with the Striker II 780i at all.
Finally someone who believes me
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