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MSI P35 Platinum Motherboard - Retail Bearlake hit the shelves - BIOS and Overclocking

Intel P35 Bearlake is not officially launched yet but boards are already hitting shops - we check out MSI P35 Platinum!

| Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: May 10, 2007 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.5%      Manufacturer: MSI

BIOS

 

 

MSI has gone with the same AMI BIOS setup that they have used on their previous boards. MSI is a big supporter of the AMI BIOS, which has matured over the last couple of years to be a real contender for Award's own. MSI uses its Cell Menu for the location of all their overclocking options

 

 

Frequencies

 

Adjust FSB: 200MHz to 500MHz in 1MHz Increments

 

PCI-E: 100MHz to 200MHz in 1MHz Increments

 

Voltages

 

CPU Voltage: 1.30v to 2.0875v in 0.0125v Increments

 

Memory Voltage: 1.8v to 3.3v in 0.05v Increments

 

NB Core: 1.25v to 1.5v in 0.025v Increments

 

SB Core: 1.54v to 1.58v in 0.03v Increments

 

SB I/O: 1.5v to 1.7v in 0.05v Increments

 

Overclocking

 

Our overclocking results for the MSI P35 were not as impressive as our best P965 motherboards that we have tested in the past.

 

You have to allow for the fact this is new silicon and first revision retail which should mature like the older P965 chipset over time.

 

We did manage to hit an FSB of 478MHz with a multiplier of 7x to give us 3346MHz, which is still quite impressive.

 

Important Editor Note: Our maximum overclocking result is the best result we managed in our limited time testing the motherboard. Due to time constraints we don't have enough time to tweak the motherboard to the maximum and find the highest possible FSB as this could take days to properly find. We do however spend at least a few hours overclocking every motherboard to try and find the highest possible overclock in that time frame. You may or may not be able to overclock higher if you spend more time tweaking or as new BIOS updates are released or "burn in" time might come into play if you believe in that.

Intel CoreĀ™2 Extreme QX6700, 2.66 GHz (BX80562QX6700) Processor

 

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