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Epox M762A and Gigabyte A-7DPXDW in the test: Dual-AMD motherboards in comparison

Epox M762A and Gigabyte A-7DPXDW in the test: Dual-AMD motherboards in comparison

Overclocking

One Of course, we want to address the area here as well: overclocking. At the beginning it has to be said that dual mainboards are much more difficult to overclock than mainboards with only one processor. This is mainly due to the timing of the two CPUs. Another point is, the dual processor boards are unfortunately not always as well equipped in terms of overclocking as one is used to from single processor boards. If you can change the FSB (Front Side Bus), that has always been a lot. Although it has to be said that dual AMD boards have only been available since there was also the option of changing the CPU's multiplier. With the dual Intel boards, which were previously only available, changing the multiplier would not have made sense, since the multiplier for the Intel CPUs is permanently set in the CPU.

Both mainboards can only be accessed via overclock the FSB,The Epox only allows the FSB to be set in eight steps, but the Gigabyte in one step. We were able to operate both mainboards stably with a 140 MHz front-side bus (gigabytes 139 MHz). Unfortunately, we could not determine whether even higher values ​​would have been possible, as it is not possible to increase the voltage of the processors.

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