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Stay away from ASUS boards if you're looking to OC and want to keep sanity. Trust me you want to stay away.
     
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Stay away from ASUS boards if you're looking to OC and want to keep sanity. Trust me you want to stay away.
Asus makes some pretty decent quality boards, ive had no problems overclocking with the Asus boards ive owned.
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Stay away from ASUS boards if you're looking to OC and want to keep sanity. Trust me you want to stay away.
Are you mad???
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Are you mad???
He probably means the lower-end Asus boards.
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Are you mad???
I must be. I bought the thing thinking it would be great board to OC with and boy was I wrong. Maybe the $100 plus models escape it but the voltage problems are insane. +/- .2 to .5 volts for the CPU? I'm just surprised it's stable at stock.

Love their mobile computers (netbook and G series laptops) but I had better out of a 50 dollar ECS board that didn't even have half the options to OC.

If you think I'm nuts I'd be more than willing take orders like a monkey and be proven wrong with my current board.

To the OP: Don't gamble, if you got the choice go with that Biostar, it sounds godly.
     
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post #16 of 21
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I must be. I bought the thing thinking it would be great board to OC with and boy was I wrong. Maybe the $100 plus models escape it but the voltage problems are insane. +/- .2 to .5 volts for the CPU? I'm just surprised it's stable at stock.

Love their mobile computers (netbook and G series laptops) but I had better out of a 50 dollar ECS board that didn't even have half the options to OC.

If you think I'm nuts I'd be more than willing take orders like a monkey and be proven wrong with my current board.

To the OP: Don't gamble, if you got the choice go with that Biostar, it sounds godly.
Yea that board is not really meant for overclocking. All their lower end integrated.
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Something with a minimum 8+2 power phase/mosfet heatsinks, that is for sure. You do not want to unlock a Phenom II x2 to an x4 (consuming 125W+) on a motherboard too weak to properly support it. ASUS M4A79XTD EVO is one of the best for the price, just beware of a vDroop that may make it tough to overclock.
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Agreed.
No the minimum should be 6+2. The 8+2 is really for ocing with EXTREME COLD.
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post #18 of 21
Yeah, I'm saying 8+2 for simplicity and board choice.
It does seem that a lot of C3 revision processors will max out just before 4Ghz as with C2 revision processors... sure they require less voltage and in certain cases resultingly overclock better but for the majority, not really.
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http://www.newegg.com/Special/ShellS...174-_-12312010

Deal on Mobo and RAM. Not sure if that's what you are looking for, but might save you a few beans.
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post #20 of 21
What's epic is that the RAM is pretty much free, which is a very good deal, though it's definitely not of that high quality with the 1333 9-9-9 settings.
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