ECS A790GXM-AD3 Motherboard Review

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Overclocking

Our overclocking adventures were certainly just that… an adventure!  There does seem to be a BIOS glitch somewhere, as there were times when we could not get the Northbridge frequency to adjust, which hampered our overclocking.  Every now and then, it would just start working out of the blue.  It would continue to work with no issues UNTIL we did a clear CMOS for some reason.  Not sure what the issue is, but a BIOS fix will make this board the perfect overclocker. 

We started out overclocking at the stock cpu multiplier and just pushed the fsb as far as we could go.  Take a look and see what we got!

ECS A790GXM-AD3 Motherboard Review

Yes, you are seeing that right!  We got a fsb of 280!  Giving us a 1.1GHz overclock!  Pretty dang good if you ask me!  Next, we wanted to see how high if a divider we could use at default bus speed…

ECS A790GXM-AD3 Motherboard Review

Another 1GHz overclock!  This is certainly an awesome board for the overclocking enthusiast.  It makes the short list for sure in my book!

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