ASUS P6X58D-E Review
Motherboard : ASUS P6X58D-E
CPU : Intel Core i7 930 @ 2.8GHz stock and 4.2GHz OC
RAM : 6GB Corsair Dominator GT @1333mhz stock and 2000MHz OC
GPU : ATI 5870 1GB using Catalyst 10.3
PSU : Corsair HX850
HDD : 160GB Western Digital
Monitor : Samsung 2433 24" @ 1920x1200
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate 64
ASUS motherboards have always been a pleasure to overclock on thanks to their excellent BIOS and very refined motherboards. The P6X58D-E is no exception.
As always the first goal is to find out our maximum BCLK. With the multiplier lowered to ensure we don't overstress the CPU we managed to hit 209.8 MHz BCLK which should allow us to easily bust 4GHz on the CPU.
With this BLCK the next job is to get the CPU stable at its default multiplier. This was easily achieved with a mild 1.336v on the CPU, once again showing the might of the i7-930. However this requires some curious memory dividers so let's get it all stable at our usual settings.
Finally we have the settings we're using for todays overclocking tests. 200x21 gives us a rock solid 4.2GHz on the CPU and allows our Corsair Dominator GT to run at its rated 2000MHz speed.
Time for some testing.