Overclocking Core 2 motherboards

Computers & Mobile

I like how Extremetech doesn’t just review new motherboards, they rate them on how well they can be overclocked…

“When it comes to selecting a motherboard, you’ve got a bunch of factors to consider: Form factor, features, stability, performance, and price are a few that jump to mind. Some of us, however, look at one more little checkmark on the outside of the box: overclocking prowess.

Faced with five motherboards to review, including Nvidia 680i- and Intel 975-based boards, we decided to take a slightly different approach, to veer off from our normal modus operandi. While we still performance test all of the boards (except one, because it arrived dead), we look at how well they overclock a CPU. Not just any CPU, mind you; we chose one that presents a true challenge. “Link.

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