Heatsink Clearance Measurements|
||9 mm |
|Bottom (cam) Clearance:
||8 mm |
|Left Side (arm) Clearance:
||32 mm |
|Right Side Clearance
||28 mm |
|Socket Mounting Holes:
|Max. Heatsink Base Dimensions:
||~78x116 mm |
Note: Approx. measurements are made
from the edge of the socket (not the clips) to the closest obstacle
taller than the ZIF socket itself.
The socket is 51mm across, and
62mm from top to bottom.
It's a shame Gigabyte did not include the four mounting
holes that surround the CPU socket. Without those holes, larger heatsinks which bolt
onto the motherboard will not work (Alpha PAL8045).
Because of the close proximity of the capacitors, you may even have
problems installing heatsinks like the Thermalright SLK-800 or Vantec
To be honest we didn't really know what to
expect from the Gigabyte GA-7VT600 1394 in terms of overclocking. We knew however without AGP/PCI locking our
ATi Radeon 9700 Pro was going to limit how high we can go
as it can only handle a 70 MHz AGP speed.
Since we've upgraded our AMD
test processor from the AthlonXP 3000+ to the AthlonXP 3200+, starting at 200
MHz FSB we began to raise the bus speed slowly.
We ran into a peculiar problem with the GA-7VT600
1394, if we went even 2 MHz FSB above stock Quake III would artifact and lock
up! Nothing we did would resolve this issue, interestingly though all the other
benchmarks ran just fine.
Unfortunately our overclocking adventures abruptly
came to a halt at 215 MHz FSB. Raising the voltages above stock did not help net
a higher overclock.