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[X-bit labs] Intel DX48BT2: "Overclocker" Mainboard Not for Overclockers

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http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mai...l-dx48bt2.html


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As for the BIOS that proved pretty inconvenient for overclocking needs, don’t take this mainboard to be an overclocker product (since we failed to overclock the CPU on it anyway) and it will be simply perfect. It is a good Intel mainboard, although it is not really meant for you. It is targeted for system integrators and specialists. The Security options in the BIOS are way too sophisticated for home use, although they will be very handy for corporate customers who never needed any overclocking functionality in the first place.

Pretty strange. Second mainboard from Intel with overclocking functionality that wasn’t really put to good use. Maybe we have “faulty” CPUs? I supposed that maybe Intel DX38BT mainboard was designed for new 45nm processors, while I checked it out with old 65nm ones and that was the reason I failed. However, the situation repeated again with Intel DX48BT2 mainboard and new CPUs… Could it be me then? Possible, but so far I didn’t have any problems with other manufacturers’ mainboards. So, maybe it is still Intel boards that are t blame here?
good for stock
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post #2 of 18
Why buy a X48 board that doesnt overclock?
Th only advantage to the X38/48 is the crossfire and unless you have a very powerful processor [QX9770 etc] at stock or overclock a lower chip there is no point.....
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lawl...

Intel boards are known for being stable at stock speeds, most of the time, with little overclockability...

Some Intel boards have an option of "unlocking" a dev version of the bios, that allows for FSB adjustments along with voltage, and memory divider tweaks...

This board is lame.
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at least it looks pretty.
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at least it looks pretty.
are you being sarcastic
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black PCB ftw
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post #7 of 18
does it even say overclock on the box?
study crossfire for dells and hps, what this board was made for.
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are you being sarcastic
It has a black PCB, with Blue, and a bit of white. Motherboards don't get any better looking then that.
post #9 of 18
It doesnt overclock wow thats one expensive stock motherboard then.... who tagged this thread fail haha!
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It looks great that I agree.
    
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