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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
Your 790 did 500FSb with a Quad. I think you should post some proff of it being stable because that's to good to be true.
Havent tested stablity at 500fsb because of temps but have no doubt that I will be able to get it stable was stable @1950 but decided that temps were a little high to run 24/7.
Edited by bs6851 - 1/10/09 at 8:50am
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Do your research. A 790i FTW is not like a 780i.
No, it's not, but microman is trying to lead you to the promised land!

You should look for one of these or the Gigabyte board that was suggested.

I had my previously owned QX9650 @ over 4GHz no problem on air with little added vcore. This was on a simple DS3L board.
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I have SLI and wantn to keep it.

I am not buying everything new for X58 & i7.

The best board I can buy is the 790i FTW. Its apparently a lot better than the 780i and also better than the 790i standard.
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Damn, that's right! The TPower I45 board only does X-Fire

Fricken insane FSB overclocks on that board with Quads. Plus they are going for $85 Open Box on Newegg right now (I know you are in the UK though).
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No, it's not, but microman is trying to lead you to the promised land!

You should look for one of these or the Gigabyte board that was suggested.

I had my previously owned QX9650 @ over 4GHz no problem on air with little added vcore. This was on a simple DS3L board.
Doesn't the Biostar P45 hold the second highest FSB overclock?
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Originally Posted by The_Rocker View Post
I have SLI and wantn to keep it.

I am not buying everything new for X58 & i7.

The best board I can buy is the 790i FTW. Its apparently a lot better than the 780i and also better than the 790i standard.
Does anyone know if the 750i FTW is better?
Edited by RussianGrimmReaper - 1/10/09 at 9:21am
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Well somethings being gay here....

I am running at 3.6Ghz with 8 x 450 (1800QDR) with 1.328v Linpack stable and still lowering the V Core...

This has to be a board issue when the two previous owners could do far far better...

The 790i FTW is my only hope if I wan't to stay 775 and have SLI.
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Maybe it's an FSB hole?
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I doubt the cooling is going to effect the required voltage.

it can and it will. It's called efficiency, and the cooler the cpu runs the easier it is to pass electrons through the transistors.
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i'm gonna say this then go run and hide. i see a whole history of subpar overclocking and it makes me think this is more user error than a hardware issue.
    
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i'm gonna say this then go run and hide. i see a whole history of subpar overclocking and it makes me think this is more user error than a hardware issue.
Ok. Any idea where I am going wrong with this one?

What else can I try?

I mean its stable @ 3.6 with 1800QDR but the jump in voltage to get 3.8 is INSANE.

It was the same on this board with my Q6700. 1.33v for 3.33Ghz but for 3.6 I needed 1.46.

I really should have learned... I have had two 680i's which had an issue with quads. Even on a low FSB.... No amount of voltage would get them stable over a certain speed.

Maybe this looks to be the same with the 780i I have

Now I beleive I just need to find the best SLI board with onboard RAID.
Edited by The_Rocker - 1/10/09 at 9:36am
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