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New mobo or volt mod?

Poll Results: Stick, Mod or Twist

 
  • 50% (3)
    Stop moaning and stick with what I have
  • 33% (2)
    Mod the board
  • 16% (1)
    Get a new mobo
6 Total Votes  
post #1 of 6
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My ram is just about to go in for RMA so I though now would be a good time to deal with the problems I'm having with my mobo. The vdroop is really annoying me and I'm thinking I need to either just grow a pair and do the volt mod (pencil mod didn't work) or sell it and get something else.

vote in the pool please and if you vote get a new mobo maybe throw me a suggestion
    
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The DS3R is basically the big brother to the DS3L which is a board that a lot of people swear by - the P35 chipset is a great OCer and is just plain awesome for quadcores...

I see no real reason to get a new motherboard if your only issue with it is the vdroop... either volt mod it or compensate by ramping up the voltage... when the processor is under full load and the vdroop kicks in, you'll still get the same temperatures/overclock as a motherboard that has been vdroop modded (so long as they're at the same voltage under load)

Chin up and feed that CPU some more volts if you want a better OC
post #3 of 6
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I should point out that If I set 1.325v in bios I get 1.280v idle and 1.248v load. It gets worse as I ramp up the voltage ie:

1.51v in bios
1.44v idle
1.38v load

Vdimm is affected quite badly as well

+0.5v in bios which should give me 2.3v only gives me
2.10v

Edit: Just seen ram drop to 2.08v and this is only with 1 stick as the other is the cause for the RMA
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suck it up I have the DS3L and i've learned to live with the massive v-droop. I can still get to 3.6ghz on my quad and I'm happy keeping i there.
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Originally Posted by tkl.hui View Post
suck it up I have the DS3L and i've learned to live with the massive v-droop. I can still get to 3.6ghz on my quad and I'm happy keeping i there.
What vcore do you have to give it to get there though? What do you idle at?
    
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