DFI NF4 SLI & Ultra Infinity Motherboard Reviews

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Overclocking

Overclocking

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Overclocking the Infinity SLI and Ultra was a breeze. Leaving my 3800+ X2 at its default multiplier of x10, I had no problem running 270FSB (2.7GHz) stable for a full round of benchmarking. One issue I do want to point out is that although the SmartGuardian program claimed the chipset temperature was only 46C, the aluminum fan housing was too hot to touch.

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Dropping the CPU’s multiplier to x9, I was able to hit 303FSB. I feel that with a better cooling solution these boards could scale even farther, but the chipset cooler was way too hot at this point for me to feel comfortable pushing the system any further. I think that simply replacing the chipset cooler with a better after-market solution, these boards would overclock further than most companie’s high end NF4 solutions.

Considering the price of these boards, as well as the performance under a variety of overclocking scenarios, I think these board more than accomplish DFI’s goal of bringing their boards to a whole new audience.

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