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how's this board for overclocking? blck ability and such.
 
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very stable board.
i ran 220 bclk on 21x for weeks for 4.6ht on a golden W3520. max bclk is around 233 with no hard mods.
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I took a 920 up to 245 bclk on the x58a-ud3r, needs qpi slow mode enabled to go over ~212 bclk on mine though. Mostly use it for the hexacores, it can hit 6Ghz + with an unlocked multi.
    
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I took a 920 up to 245 bclk on the x58a-ud3r, needs qpi slow mode enabled to go over ~212 bclk on mine though. Mostly use it for the hexacores, it can hit 6Ghz + with an unlocked multi.
hmm i never ever needed to run qpi in slow mode up untill the 230'area.
210 - 220 was a walk in the park for me guess i was was running 1.3pll and 105 pcie and no iho or qpi pll adjustments. then again every chips different. ;D
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I was using a rev.2 ud3r board, that may make a difference. I had a rev.1 ud5 that would do 240 bclk without slow mode after some modding.
My rev.2 x58a-ud7 was the same with the 920, right around 212 bclk had to put on slow mode to go any further, fine for 2d stuff but slow mode kills the 3d scores.
    
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I was using a rev.2 ud3r board, that may make a difference. I had a rev.1 ud5 that would do 240 bclk without slow mode after some modding.
My rev.2 x58a-ud7 was the same with the 920, right around 212 bclk had to put on slow mode to go any further, fine for 2d stuff but slow mode kills the 3d scores.
ah ic. was this a proven 920 or just random one?
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My 920 is a good one, completely stable at 4.2Ghz @ 1.21V, or 4.6Ghz @ 1.488.
Has done 4900Mhz uncore.
I have the 920 in a classy right now, needs no slow mode for high bclk.
I miss my old rev.1 ud5, that board treated me well till i cooked some mosfets on it, was great for benching on water.
    
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nice! i been slacking i need to start benching again ;D
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yea the X58A-UD3R is a great board, try to get the rev 2.0 tho. What i think GB did with X58A was bin the IOH for the UD9, then toss in IOH without slow mode down per category, then for the UD3R not even try to bin so some are great and most are ok. I think this just happened with the binning with the UD9, before that i think they didn't bother, but with the UD9 they had to offer something for 600 bucks.
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