abit Fatal1ty F-I90HD Motherboard

Overclocking

Overclocking

Overclocking was performed through the BIOS, as all good 24/7 overclocking should be done. With a very limited set of overclocking features as seen below, I wonder how I will get on.

Here's what I could change as regards overclocking (see also page 3):

abit f-I90hd overclocking abit f-i90hd memory timings

Not a huge amount in all honesty. I found overclocking to be quite a task on the board and also found that the NorthBridge gets extremely hot, even with an Ultra-High CFM fan pointed right at it.

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 actually pleasently surprised at the F-I90HD in this test. A nice stable and solid overclock was gained at 3300MHz.

abit f-i90hd low volts

abit f-i90hd low volts

Not a bad result here.

Overclocking - Highest Possible Stable on Air

Normally for this test I stop when I got concerned that the temperature rose too high. This overclock is performed on air using a Scythe Infinity. However this time I have to admit to being baffled and slightly embarrassed at the Max Overclock I could achieve on this board. I only managed 3400MHz Dual prime stable at 1.4v. The board refused to go any higher than that at all.

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abit f-i90hd max oc

Other reports on the web with 690G chipsets confirm that it does not overclock well, but I am a little disappointed that the board didn't go above this.

I will contact abit and see what they have to say, but remember that the board is aimed at the digital home and not the overclocker so an overclock of 740Mhz is pretty respectable.
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Most Recent Comments

16-04-2007, 13:04:44

Doddsy
I think the most impressive part is the letter from Wendell!

Tbh I've quite liked the look of this one since I first saw it, imo it'd be fantastic for a HTPC.Quote

16-04-2007, 13:04:55

nunzio
sweet looking.. and with the c2d price drops should soon be in my htpc budget Quote

16-04-2007, 13:13:00

Doddsy
One thing I just thought of actually, why did they decide to brand it as a fatality product? Surely they should be for 'hardcore' gamers?Quote

16-04-2007, 13:21:39

FarFarAway
Well ye I thought that a bit strange, but I suppose they are trying to market it as a gaming productQuote

16-04-2007, 14:27:21

Doddsy
I'm sure they'd probably make more money marketing it as a HTPC product. Without the fatality branding it'd probably be cheaper and the 690G with HDMI just seems like the perfect HTPC board. Ah well, I'm sure there are some very well paid people in the workd making these kind of desisions.Quote
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