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post #11 of 17
maybe it's time to switch to *cough* intel chipsets *cough*
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post #12 of 17
that is a real shame.

i used to have SLI GTX with an XFX 680i board but got rid of it coz the quad overclocking was terrible. i did manage 4ghz, but it wasnt very stable. from about 3.2ghz to 3.5ghz it was completely unstable, couldnt get it at all. 3.6ghz and 3.9ghz i managed, and 4ghz, 3ghz was dodgy. 680i chips are very weird with quads.

just remember if you send off your board for RMA, make sure you get some rubbing alcohol and remove that lead pencil from your Vdroop mod otherwise warranty is void. pretty obvious but believe me, some people have forgotten before.

i heard the 780i was pretty decent for overclocking quads..im sure there is a thread somewhere on this site about them. just make sure you're doing the right thing first before making a decision, in case its the wrong one.
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post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by gtarmanrob View Post
that is a real shame.

i used to have SLI GTX with an XFX 680i board but got rid of it coz the quad overclocking was terrible. i did manage 4ghz, but it wasnt very stable. from about 3.2ghz to 3.5ghz it was completely unstable, couldnt get it at all. 3.6ghz and 3.9ghz i managed, and 4ghz, 3ghz was dodgy. 680i chips are very weird with quads.

just remember if you send off your board for RMA, make sure you get some rubbing alcohol and remove that lead pencil from your Vdroop mod otherwise warranty is void. pretty obvious but believe me, some people have forgotten before.

i heard the 780i was pretty decent for overclocking quads..im sure there is a thread somewhere on this site about them. just make sure you're doing the right thing first before making a decision, in case its the wrong one.
I forgot to rub off mine, and it was embarrassing getting told off by the guys at my local computer shop... but end up replacing it.. *loyal customer*
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post #14 of 17
i feel ya. my board starts showing it voltage problem at 1.4 vcore and above. 780i here i come LOL
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post #15 of 17
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I have made a breakthrough....

After failing the P95 blend tests....I tried small FFT at 10 x 333 (3.33Ghz)..

Just come back from college and it is still going after 4 hours!

But on the other hand this means that my RAM is dying.....

I am going to try 3.6Ghz SmallFFT's later on
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To be honest, I think its the NB on this board.....

Small FFT's, but not blend....
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3.6Ghz with 1.45 set in BIOS (1.44 actual) and been an hour in small FFT's so far...

On blend this would have failed by now.

I have contacted www.scan.co.uk and the RMA is going ahead, I have also asked if I can pay extra to have a 780i instead.
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