Abit AB9 P965 Conroe Motherboard
Published: 21st September 2006 | Source: Abit | Price: |Overclocking
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.
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.
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.