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Do the 680i sli motherboards have the same problem as 650i sli? Meaning is it a horrible overclocker for quads.
post #2 of 11
it is unless you have an A1 or A2 revision.
post #3 of 11
Well last time I heard they were, but there were some exceptions. The A1s did a good job overclocking them.
    
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Originally Posted by RAFFY View Post
it is unless you have an A1 or A2 revision.
i got A2 and it blows hard for ocing...
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Mine can't do it very well.
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post #6 of 11
The nicer A1/A2 boards are much better, but they're still not great. I moved from my 680i A2 to my P35 and my max OC went from 3.72 to 4.0 with the same hardware and cooling.
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post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies guys.

I could get a cheap new 680i mobo but I want my new computer to be what I want it to be so I guess I will look elsewhere. I don't want to encounter similar bugs like my 650i sli. It is a great mobo but time to move on.
post #8 of 11
Its all about NB cooling and some for SB. With great work and adequate air flow you could pull stunning numbers.... but you gotta work hard for those.
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post #9 of 11
I'm standing strong with mine... Pretty sure I'd be doing even better with water cooling, but it's out of my budget for this year
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post #10 of 11
A1 and A2 (I have A2) revisions do have the potential to OC quads, but require some moderate cooling measures on the NB in order to get those high 3.5Ghz+.

Make sure you have the latest BIOS, and you should be fine. I'm running a 680i chipset + Q6600 G0.
    
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