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.

6 thoughts on “Overclocking Core 2 motherboards

  1. zsk says:

    just overclocking motherboard? Thats nice but how about overclocking motherboard and cpu at the same time, now that would be really nice!

  2. amp2003 says:

    Here’s a similar write up from Tom’s Hardware. After reading through them both, I tend to like the one on Tom’s better, just because it took a more holistic approach to things. But Extremetech’s is nice as well.


  3. japroach says:

    They did overclock the cpu.. If you look at the bottom of each page they state the fastest stable speed they could achieve on that board.

    But the point of the review is to see which motherboard holds it back the least, not to test the CPU itself.

    There are plenty of other review sites that have overclocked various core 2 processors. One with a nice table of average results.

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