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    Default Weird FSB limit of 206mhz on GA-EG31M-S1

    Hi. I have coupled this board with an E5200 and have had some very weird overclocking results.. GA-EG31M-S2 (rev. 1.0)

    With 2 SATA drives connected and 0 IDE drives, I cannot push the FSB past 206mhz.

    With 2 SATA drives connected and any IDE device, I can get the FSB as high as I want. (currently at 310mhz).

    What exactly is going on? It certainly might explain the discrepancies in users' reviews here: Customer Reviews Of GIGABYTE GA-EG31M-S2 LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

    p.s. I have tried the 2 most recent bioses and it doesn't matter if the IDE device is a HDD or Optical, any/either is required for an overclock.

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    Last edited by red555; 04-01-2009 at 10:22 AM.

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    Default Re: Weird FSB limit of 206mhz on GA-EG31M-S1

    You know, I have my ex58-ud5 board locking up with a floppy controller error any time i push the blck past 180.

    I wonder if you've stumbled upon some super weird engineering problem with these gb boards.

    I'll have to grab a floppy and test.

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    Default Re: Weird FSB limit of 206mhz on GA-EG31M-S1

    It is super weird that any IDE device opens up the possibility of higher FSB speeds... ????

    A comprehensive google search has given me no clues on this one.

    But I bet this is the reason some users cannot overclock at all with this board (users that have SATA only)

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    Default Re: Weird FSB limit of 206mhz on GA-EG31M-S1

    Can somebody from Gigabyte address this issue please?

    Do any other forum members have a clue what's going on here?

    thanks

    TO CLARIFY:

    Without using an IDE drive, any FSB setting higher than +5% results in a failure to post.

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    Default Re: Weird FSB limit of 206mhz on GA-EG31M-S1

    Sounds similar to this issue on the EP31 DS3L:

    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/ga-e...ettings-28790/

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    Default Re: Weird FSB limit of 206mhz on GA-EG31M-S1

    Quote Originally Posted by JonTaz View Post
    Sounds similar to this issue on the EP31 DS3L:

    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/ga-e...ettings-28790/
    yep.

    can this go in a new bios?

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    Default Re: Weird FSB limit of 206mhz on GA-EG31M-S1

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