Abit IN9 32x Max Intel Socket 775 Motherboard

Overclocking

Overclocking

Overclocking was performed through the BIOS, as all good 24/7 overclocking should be done. I have heard mixed results from the 680i chipset so I was wondering what I would get from the IN9. There are plenty of BIOS options to play with but the BIOS feels a bit in need of an update and it seems I am not the only one to think so.

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. As the abit board only gives you 1.33v or 1.32v I have chosen 1.32v.

3350

3350 cpu-z

3350Mhz on 1.32v stable is pretty nice overclock for sure.


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. For this overclock I had to use 1.65v which is not always to be recommended for those who are faint of heart! Let's see how we get on here.

3800 stable

abit in9 3800mhz

Once again the IN9 shows that it's up there with the best overclocking boards we've tested.


Max FSB

Here the abit board showed some weakness.

440 fsb

440 fsb stabl;e

I got the board to 440FSB x 6 100% stable. However for some reason the board just would not boot past the welcome screen at 1Mhz past this speed. This was slightly disappointing, especially as I felt this board could do more. After a long afternoon and evening trying various hardware configurations, BIOS settings etc I gave up but I really think the board can do more...

A mixed bag of overclocking, but there is certainly a lot of potential.

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Most Recent Comments

14-02-2007, 08:41:40

FarFarAway
Top dollar...but is it a top board?

Take a look inside...click

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14-02-2007, 09:13:14

Rastalovich
Great review Kemp, nice bunch of packaging akin to the rocketboy type of stuffz. I do wish the µguru thing was more of a 5.25 bay thingy tbh. Last time I checked, retailers were ramming these devices down peoples throats for like £11 or so - which amazes me why u never had one in the box ?!?

I would hope these good results will boost a tad more after some bios revisions, board to board I`d expect this one to be a bit better than shown - but meh..

Kewl, I recognize some of those photos too Quote

14-02-2007, 09:27:58

PV5150
Excellent review as usual mate. The 680i's are toasty little sods for sure, and it's a pity that abit didn't even provide some form of active cooling to try and address the problem. Well done Quote
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