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I cant OC the darn thing. I hit a WALL at 1100fsb and it just isnt stable there. I even went up to a 1.4v vcore adn it wasnt stable at all. Is my motherboard just the worst POS for quad OC'ing? Also, the Multi is unlocked, but the instant i change it, save and exit then re-enter bios on its next boot-up its back to 9 multi. I tried shooting the Multi to 10 without dropping my FSB and upped my voltage to see if i could get Q67 speeds at least and run with it. Im almost SURE this mobo is just struggling with the Quad, at least I hope.

The VID=1.325
adn temp difference between cores averages 7ºC at idle and load. Right now its 31-23-31-25 (Idle)

Besides all of this I FREAKING LOVE this CPU and the Core 2 architecture... So much better than my PD925.........
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get a 780i!.. i can't even get my friends q6600 to 3.1 ghz without having 1.4X voltage.. -_-
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650i/680i chipsets aren't the best for Quad overclocking... 750i/780i is the way to go. On top of that, that's a very high VID, limiting your overclock even more.
    
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I had to fight tooth and nail to get mine to 3.0 on this 680i board. When I added a second card I had to do it over again. What a pain.
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Do P35 chips do ok with these? 780i is a bit out of my price range for now. A Blood Iron or similar however, is not.
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yeah, the P35's do pretty good.
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post #7 of 7
Try dropping the ram down to 667mhz and then up your FSB to 1333 at stock volts.

Unfortunately the 650i Chipset can't handle Quads very well. If you still wanted an SLI board but also wanted to OC a lot, then get a 680i. My eVga 680i A1 is doin' me great!

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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
650i/680i chipsets aren't the best for Quad overclocking... 750i/780i is the way to go. On top of that, that's a very high VID, limiting your overclock even more.
Nuh uh! My 680i is teh secks.
Edited by Betrivent - 5/15/08 at 9:12pm
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