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Motherboard makers aid Nehalem overclocking scene

Separate CPU and VDIMM voltages come to the rescue

By Navin Maini on Sep 18, 2008 at 01:56 pm CDT - 0 mins, 34 secs reading time

We recently reported on rumoured DDR3 overclocking woes with the upcoming Intel Nehalem platform, yet according to this article from Fudzilla, motherboard manufacturers have engineered a way around the situation.

Motherboard makers aid Nehalem overclocking scene

It transpires that it will be possible to separate CPU and memory voltages, equating to users being able to set individual voltages for the CPU and memory, rather than them being synchronised. DDR3 memory modules will therefore be able to power their way to higher speeds and voltages, without have a detrimental effect on the CPU itself.

We can expect to see upcoming solutions from the likes of ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI adopting such methods to make overclocking the Nehalem platform, that little bit easier.

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