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Soltek SL-75FRN-L Motherboard

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Overclocking

Note: 2200+ Processor used for overclocking.

First of all let me say that the default BIOS that came with the board, version 1.1, does not have any multiplier settings. In order to gain access to multiplier settings you will have to update to version 1.2.

After updating to version 1.2 to gain access to some multiplier settings, I found that I couldn?t set the value to anything below 12.5x ? What the hell? When I would set the multiplier to anything below 12.5x the system would fail to POST and I was forced to clear the CMOS! I knew that the nForce chipset supported lower multiplier settings, but why won?t it let me go below 12.5x? I?m still unsure as to whether or not this is a limitation of the CPU itself of the BIOS. However, by doing the pin shorting mod on the CPU, you can set your default multiplier from 5.5x-12.5x but nothing above.

I was able to get the processor up to 2.2GHz from 1.8GHz (13.5x164) running at the max of 1.85 Vcore and successfully boot to windows, however, the system was very unstable. I wasn?t able to run any benchmarks or install any applications, the system would auto reboot. With watercooling or phase change cooling I am sure you could achieve a stable overclock this high.

The most stable and highest overclock I was able to achieve was 2GHz (13.5x150) which is pretty good. If I would have been brave enough to perform the pin mod on the processor I?m sure I could have gotten the FSB up to 200MHz with the use of my SLK-800 heatsink equipped with an 80mm Tornado fan.


This is the score we got with the processor overclocked to 2GHz. Not bad at all.

Overall I would have to say that the board is a great overclocker. The only thing I would like to see improved is the voltage settings ? I would like to be able to crank it all the way up to 2.0V?s.

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