Abit IP35 Pro Intel socket 775 Motherboard
Author: Matt Kemp
Overclocking was performed through the BIOS, as all good 24/7 overclocking should be done. The IP35 is solid and stable and has some excellent options there so I was holding out for some good clocks.
Note here that I am using the Xeon 3070 and that overclocking is significantly easier with this CPU than my E6700ES. I am expecting the board and CPU to put up some high numbers.
Low Voltage Overclocking
I usually start off by overclocking using low voltages. As the Xeon 3070 I am using is so good I will start with 1.35v set in the BIOS. With the control you have over the board in the Phoenix Award BIOS the abit was easy to overclock and at this low voltage the Xeon managed a more than healthy 3.6GHz.
Overclocking - Highest Possible Stable on Air
With this test I took the volts up to as high as I felt comfortable with to see what I could get.
For this test I simply tried to get the highest front side bus speed I could on the board, booting into windows. This is not a test of stability, just how high I can boot into windows and take a screenshot.
The Abit IP35 Pro was incredibly easy to overclock with a huge range of voltage selections and excellent bad overclock recovery. If you're looking for a board to get a nice high stable overclock I would thoroughly recommend it.