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    Some overclocking results from the AB9, serious bang for yer buck !

    After a recent UK overclocking competition held by Abit I thought I should bring the results of the winning setup just to show what £80 worth of motherboard can do!!


    Setup:

    Abit AB9 with vdimm & vmch mods
    Intel E6700 Retail (L629A) lapped
    PC5300 Tenth Anniversary (Micron D9GMH [B6-3])
    ATi Radeon 7000 PCI
    PC Power & Cooling 510W


    Cooling:
    Johanns Benchbox (an epic SS cooler cheers man )



    MMouse Alu pot Rev 3




    Mods:
    Special thanks to Crotale

    Vdimm


    Vmch


    Vcore



    Results:

    Maximum CPU speed

    Validation


    Maximum FSB Speed

    Validation

    SuperPi 1M



    Some comments about the setup:

    The pot used is a solid aluminium Mousepot from Jason, loaded with dry ice and acetone, on loaded temps -72oC, idle temps @ 1.74vcore -63oC loaded temps @ 1.74vcore <-60oC

    Benching was carried out with a phase cooler mounted on the northbrige, loaded temps with 1.83vmch >-63oC

    voltmods onboard include vdimm (2.6volts) vmch (1.83volts) and vcore (~1.7volts)

    cpu has been lapped to improve contact with mousepot

    BIOS' used were official v1.5 and beta v1.9 (multiplier manipulation performed in windows with crystalcpuid for beta BIOS)


    Additional pics from Benching :









    Conclusions :

    Abit have returned in form! This is one of their cheapest boards on the Intel chipset platform and performs great. What is impressive and can't be conveyed by the photos is the stability, I know alot of you have been giving off about Asus P5B boards being a pain in the backside when they fail a POST, requiring blanking of the BIOS and even just being inoperable. The Abit is great, just restart ti and it normally recovers going into a safe mode, plus you can save BIOS profiles anyway in the BIOS so once you've got a good overclocking profile just save it and if anything goes wrong just restart in "safe mode" and reload the profile. Ace. Good work Abit now keep it up for the 680i board!!!!!
    Last edited by Johnny Bravo; 06-12-2006 at 11:36 PM.

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    • gilgamesh's system
      • Motherboard:
      • abit IP35 PRo
      • CPU:
      • 8500 wolfdale
      • Memory:
      • 2x2 gigs (4 gigs) of OCZ REAPER X Ram
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    Greeting fellow winner lol

    Nice to speak to you Dr-John I am happy you won your section(965) I am the gentleman whom won my section (975x)

    I would have to agree with you that Abit are back to form and I am happy to use their boards. Nice work on the volt-mods mate. I wish I knew volt-mods were allowed, as in the rules it said you could only use unmodified and unchaged hardware I.E motherboard............OH well. I do have to agree with you onthe stability of abit boards on high o/c speed.

    Anyway Nice to see you fellow winner.

    Gilgamesh
    Last edited by MD; 07-12-2006 at 11:29 AM.
    In the immortal words of Ali-G "Is it cos I is an Overclocker?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gilgamesh View Post
    Nice work on the volt-mods mate. I wish I knew volt-mods were allowed, as in the rules it said you could only use unmodified and unchaged hardware I.E motherboard............OH well.

    Gilgamesh
    Rules from Abit site:

    1. ONLY abit motherboards based on either Intel 975x or Intel P965 chipsets
    are allowed to be used by participants of this competition.

    2. The abit &#181;Guru™ utility has to be shown on the screen at any time.

    3. The candidates must run all benchmarks with the same and unchanged hardware.

    4. The results of the maximum percentage of FSB overclock, maximum percentage of CPU CLOCK overclock and maximum percentage of Memory Speed overclock will depend on what the CPU-Z benchmark program shows.

    5. The results of superPI and 3Dmark06 will be requested to be put on the screen next to the CPU-Z screen.

    6. Every candidate will need to take pictures of all of his/her hardware.

    7. Take at least one picture of the running system.

    8. The competition will start 10/15/2006, it will end 11/15/2006.

    Nice to chat to you Gilgamesh

    I'm guessing you are referring to rule three? My understanding was you weren't allowed to change your hardware between bench runs, but I see where your coming from. Either way highlander and I did a few mods and neither of us were penalised for it!
    Last edited by Johnny Bravo; 07-12-2006 at 03:23 PM.

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