It has run Prime for almost 48 hours without a hitch and I went ahead and shut Prime down, satisfied that it’s stable. Testing Methodology, SYSmark 5. And sorry if I’m off topic. On one side of this is where all of the accessories and manuals are kept. And, as someone relatively new to overclocking, is there any real reason I should wait, instead of just buying the proven P5B? The expansion configuration of the motherboard consists of three PCIe x16 physical slots, though only two of them the black ones actually have full x16 PCIe bandwidth. We also have two LAN ports, which will be appreciated by those who need them.

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nForce 680i SLI/680i LT SLI – Windows Vista 32-Bit

WaXmAnDec 17, Uninstalling Ntune make my 3D Mark scores jump points. May 16, Coming from a company who knows how to cater to enthusiasts, will the board leave us impressed like their graphics cards do? Because this post stopped I guess it is safe now for the evga cars, but also for the Asus Striker? I’ll be reading a lot more and hopefully learning from you guys and then see what I can do. Thank you for sharing!

The CPU socket has plenty of clearance for various cooling solutions including larger heatsinks than stock as well as water cooling, which we traditionally use on our test bench for noise concerns. For end users like you and me, well, we’ve been treated to features that at one time were solely left for the workstation and server markets. Layout and Features Introduction Intel’s latest MHz processors have been all the rage lately — take our review of the new Core 2 Extreme QX processor for example.


After posting early on the 26th, I’ve had nothing but problems with my build.

No, create an account now. For the most part, I would always recommend adding the cooler to the heatsink if only for additional piece of mind. Yes, my password is: I flash to the P23 beta bios using the DOS method and CMOS clear and I have nothing 68i headaches and heartache – my system was pretty much crashing every time it got into windows.

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Realtek is by no means my favorite sound solution, but most users will most likely be satisfied with its sound reproduction. Downloads Mobo ID Tools. Going through this post reminds me of my previous roommate! They also include adapters to add another firewire and four more USB ports.

Disk Performance 7 – Subsystem Testing: If you remove this potential with a bios update to ‘fix’ instability, WHY buy this board?! ThreeDeeDec 17, If you’ve not been keeping up with the times, the nForce i SLI chispet is Nvidia’s current flagship product that offers a pair of “full” PCI-Express x16 lanes as well as an x8 for “future physics applications”, or, anything else you decide to idw into it.


Intel Architecture Day. Recently though, Asus did come out with a “hybrid chipset” motherboard that supported most of the features of the i ire, including dual x16 PCIe SLI support, but without the i motherboard price. And, as someone relatively new to overclocking, is there any real reason I should wait, instead of just buying the proven P5B?

For the last couple of years anyway, the graphics boys in Santa Carla have shown the PC world how to make a good chipset and a feature packed motherboard. Is Topre Realforce the Realthing?

No single device blocks the other. Rob Williams Rob founded Techgage in to be an ‘Advocate of the 680o, focusing on fair reviews and keeping people apprised of news in the tech world. Testing Methodology, SYSmark 5. Catering to both enthusiasts and businesses alike; from desktop gaming to professional workstations, and all the supporting software.

I don’t know, I can only speculate. Or you can install three cards and run 6 displays in non SLI mode. I was tempted to idd another i put in SLI requires the use of a new connector, as the two PCI express x16 black slots are too far apart for the normal one.