There's nothing different going on with the Testbed side of things today, so we'll just get stuck into the overclocking side of things instead since everything is pretty much explained in the above image.
The first thing we've got to mention is that out of the box the board is running at only 1600MHz DDR instead of 1866MHz DDR, which is what we've tested our other boards on. Normally we'd be annoyed with this, but every motherboard manufacturer had issues with RAM speeds coming out the gate. We could get our Flares running at 7-9-7-24; unfortunately as mentioned, it was at 1600MHz DDR, instead of 1866MHz DDR.
What was really weird, though, was when we got into the overclocking side of things we ended up leaving our memory divider at the same 1600MHz DDR setting, with our base clock getting to 117MHz which resulted in a 3,395MHz clock speed, or 3.4GHz as illustrated in our graphs. You can see that below.
Getting back to the weird stuff, though; at 117MHz our memory ended up coming in at 1873MHz DDR. At stock, with the 1866MHz DDR multiplier we couldn't get our board to post, but at the same memory speed via an overclock, we ran into no problems at all.
This situation kinds of sums up the initial issues that the A75 chipset has had with high speed memory and we've seen most companies release updated BIOSs to fix the problems. We received an updated one from ECS and while it helped with our overclock, including getting over 1866MHz DDR, it was still being a little weird when it came to setting 1866MHz DDR via the divider.
Still, it's not the worst thing that could happen and we'll of course press on, but it's important to know that the RAM is running a little slower, as it will skew some of our benchmarks results.
Let's get started!
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