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Live Memory Test: Overclock 'Em Till They Crash

Overclocking Test Setup For Both Platforms

Structure of the new measurement platform for memory modules. In contrast to previous tests, we wanted to create a compact structure, so that readers can view even more information.

Compared to the last four live stress tests, we wanted to create a more compact structure for the test itself. This lets us show two open systems at the same time, and present a decent overview of the connected measurement devices.

We brought in two other platforms, made of stainless steel, especially for this test.

The Gigabyte GA-G1975X with Intel 975X chipset in retail version 1.0, and special BIOS F4C from March 27, 2006

The hardware for both identical platforms is built upon the GA-G1975X Socket 775 motherboard from Gigabyte, based on the Intel 975X chipset. And why exactly are we using the Gigabyte? In the last few weeks, this board has proved to be particularly stable, and the manufacturer was able to send us two boards for this test framework quickly.

The special BIOS - made for Tom's Hardware - of the Gigabyte GA-G1975X.