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Misoprostol December 14, 2006 12:34 AM

Kentsfield overclocking on nVidia reference 680i motherboard
I haven't yet tried flashing to the latest BIOS, but Kentsfield FSB overclocking on this board appears to be absolutely horrible, I had an ES Bad Axe 2 in my system before, and besides the spacing of the PCIe slots, and the non-functionality of my sound card (oh yeah and no SLI support...) it was a MUCH better overclocking board.

I can't even get much over 300FSB on this board with a Kentsfield, and from what I've seen around the net, that's about par for the course... I'm very disappointed.

erik December 19, 2006 05:00 AM

FSB overclocking on this board is top notch.
I dont know what you are talking about, you obviously do have Ram and chipset limitations.
This board is awesome.
Get Mushkin XP2 8000 and liquid cool your chipset (north bridge and southbridge).

Misoprostol December 20, 2006 07:10 PM

Hi Erik,

I'm pretty familiar with overclocking, and it's a known issue with this board. If you check out Kingpin's record breaking 3Dmark runs, they were all done with a 15x multiplier on his QX6700. It wasn't because he felt like keeping the FSB low. Thanks for the input though.

Babrbarossa December 21, 2006 02:00 AM


Misoprostol December 21, 2006 02:01 AM

well I mean, what else am I supposed to say to that? Should I throw my X6800 in and prove that I know how to overclock? I shouldn't need to do that, haha.

Misoprostol December 28, 2006 12:33 AM


Looks like I'm not the only one having these problems...

Babrbarossa December 28, 2006 12:49 PM

Is this even with the new bios?

Babrbarossa January 4, 2007 06:06 PM

IS it because they're running so damned hot-- even with water cooling?? Here's someone else's temps at stock, and they're a little scary. Perhaps AMD has the right idea with 2X2...


Misoprostol January 4, 2007 08:20 PM

Nah, it's nothing to do with temps, and yes it's with the latest BIOS. My chip doesn't go over 60C right now, and increasing voltage temps are still reasonable, but overclocking doesn't improve at all.

Babrbarossa January 22, 2007 02:14 PM

There is a new thread posted (jan 18th) on evga's forum by the an evga tech stating that they will have a fix for the quad-core overclocking bottleneck pronto-- no follow up yet as of today, but hopefully won't be too much longer.


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