Abit AB9 P965 Conroe Motherboard



Overclocking was performed through the BIOS, as all good 24/7 overclocking should be done. The AB9 has decent overclocking options but as with a lot of Intel platform boards you do not actually have to change much.

I did two different overclocks.

Low Voltage Overclocking

I set an upper limit of 1.325v for the CPU and clocked the CPU as high as I could whilst maintaining a 3 hour Orthos (dual prime95) stable overclock.

I was very impressed with the board result here.

abit ab9 oc low volts

abit ab9 3300mhz oc

That's a very nice result - 3300MHz is nothing to be sniffed at at 1.325v.

Overclocking - Highest Possible Stable on Air

For this test I stopped when I got concerned that the temperature rose too high. This overclock was performed on air using a Scythe Infinity. I stopped when the CPU started getting around 65-70°C. I believe with even better cooling I could easily have gone higher.

abit ab9 3550

abit ab9 3550mhz

This 3550MHz overclock was achieved using 1.55v. Once again as in the 3300MHz OC I left the motherboard volts at stock which is very impressive. As before this Overclock is Orthos stable.


This was particularly hard to do with the E6700 used, but I attempted to get the very best FSB possible.

In no way was this stable, but I barely managed to boot into my windows desktop at 430 x 10. I could not reduce the multiplier of the processor. 1.7v on the processor was used and maximum on both the MCH 1.5v voltage and ICHIO 1.25v voltage.

430FSB is very nice for a 10x multiplier processor.

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21-09-2006, 03:36:24

We take this P965 chipset Abit and give it some real tests

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21-09-2006, 06:26:29

Nice review mate, very well put together! And the board looks nice too Quote

21-09-2006, 06:51:09

Hot pink BIOS Nice one kemp, once again a great and thorough review Quote

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