XFX 650i Ultra Socket 775 Motherboard
Published: 5th June 2007 | Source: XFX | Price: |
Overclocking was performed through the BIOS, as all good 24/7 overclocking should be done. After seeing the limited options in the BIOS I did not have too high hopes for the XFX.
Low Voltage Overclocking
I usually start off by overclocking using low voltages. I chose 1.33v to get started with on the XFX and set away to see what I could achieve. Before I show you the results I want to make it clear that the board was particularly hard to get restarted when overclocking and it got rather frustrating continually pressing the on + restart switch if there was a failed overclock, or even if the OC was OK but the board chose not to respond.
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 1.60v (the highest on the XFX) which is not always to be recommended for those who are faint of heart! Let's see how we get on here.
Here the XFX let me down a bit, which I think was mainly an issue with the NorthBridge voltage selection being too low.
As always with overclocking the chip and the chipset will vary in overclocking potential, but this at least gives you some idea of how you may get on.