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I'm wondering, how important is the motherboard when it comes to overclocking CPU? I read that some people say "I used the x58 UD3 to OC my i7 920 to 4.2ghz with 1.29vcore". Does this mean that certain boards allow you to OC higher with less vcore and less hassle?? I have a Rampage II gene currently and I am RMA-ing it because of a broken ram slot. When I get the new one, I plan to sell it while it's still worth something and get a new board.. so I'm curious as to which boards are known for better OC-ing results. THanks.
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post #2 of 7
Yes. Motherboards with better heatsinks/fans on the Northbridge and other components will help you overclock farther.
Edit: I would just upgrade to the Rampage III
Edited by hellfire72 - 2/19/11 at 5:20pm
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i had a x58m msi and it burned out after a year of use. it only had 8 phase power and i couldn't hit 4.2ghz on my i7 even pumping 1.5vcore. With my new ud3r x58 board, i was able to hit 4ghz with .04 less vcore and hit 4.2ghz at 1.4vore. It even gave me the 21x multi which i really needed smile.gif
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Okay, thank you. I want the X58 UD5.. just lack funding atm..
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i have X58A-UD5 rev 2.0 for sale if you want it
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I would love it, but I can't afford it at the moment... if only I can magically make money =\
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well i am getting rid of it for 200 if you want it
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