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Originally Posted by Hg80Had one of these boards for over a month now with a Q9450 and 4gb DDR3 1333mhz. Overclocked to 3.2ghz and FSB 1600mhz and its very stable I could push it further but don’t need to.
The nbridge cooler is larger then that of the 780i and as such u don’t need the noisy chipset cooler to be running as fast , this cuts the noise down a lot, making it ideal for watch films late at night without the sound of a f16 flying around in your room.
Originally Posted by morbiasI'm a bit taken aback by the comments on the difference between the voltage in the bios and voltage displayed in Windows; I thought it was widely known by now that the voltage set in bios is the maximum limit across the processor when switching from load to idle states, not the constant voltage. Without vdrop (not vdroop which is completely different) you would get massive overshoot and ringback, and you could even damage the CPU as the upper limit is no longer defined. vdroop is the next voltage state when the cpu is loaded, so in actuality the processor has three voltages which it can sit at, not two as implied by the review (before and after vdroop).
Originally Posted by Cupboard
And on the subject of vDro(o)p, wasn't there a rather large discussion about it quite a long time ago, and what the difference between them was? I seem to remember, but I am not sure, that the correct word in all situations should be vDrop but had been miss-spelled and then the miss-spelling caught on for use in that context; so now everyone uses vDroop. Don't quote me on that though.
Originally Posted by qwertyqweqwe"Anyone with more money than sense looking to spend as much as possible will probably get themselves an Asus Striker II Extreme or Foxconn Black Ops because of the brand and more comprehensive BIOSs."
I would seriously advise against getting any foxconn board as the technical support for them is non existant.
I bought one after I read a good review, but wished id checked up on them first. The board has had many problems for me and others and like i say read their tech support forums. Not one has any reply or help from foxconn. I wish i had stuck to asus. Just hope by reading this you dont make the mistake of buying a foxconn like i did. If you do buy one, be very wary.
vdrop is also known as voffset, and it is a different voltage state than vdroop. I guess it does get misspelled quite a lot :P
Originally Posted by BindibadgiQuote:vdrop is also known as voffset, and it is a different voltage state than vdroop. I guess it does get misspelled quite a lot :P
You see I've heard of Voffset before - that makes more sense :P I'll use that in future. Anyone got a link to the three voltage stages and clear explanations to help us all? etcetc
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