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  • Foxconn Quantum Force X48 BlackOps Motherboard Review
  • Foxconn Quantum Force X48 BlackOps Motherboard Review


    Benchmarks - Overclocked

    As with all of our reviews we pit the default speed system against the overclocked one in a head to head byte match. The results of this are below. The effective overclock here is 4.0Ghz @ 445Mhz FSB.  We had no real issues getting our Q6600 to run at 4Ghz however the processor did run rather hot.

    Our memory modules did keep up rather well by simply dropping the memory multiplier, this allowed the actual timings to stay tight at the expense of full bandwidth.
    SiSoft Sandra Various Overclocks
    Quake 4
    Unreal Tournament 3
    Overclocking Conclusion
    The overclocking experience on the Foxconn Quantum Force BlackOps X48 was astoundingly simple.  In fact aside from making sure our voltages were set correctly the road to 4Ghz was very simple.  Of course getting past 445Mhz FSB running at the default multiplier was extremely difficult. 

    In fact the only way to surpass this magical barrier was to drop the multiplier and tweak some of the FSB and Northbridge voltages until things stabilized.  Our ending overclock was 465Mhz FSB @ 8x however 4Ghz looked and ran so much better.