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ASUS P5K Motherboard - P35 on a Budget - BIOS and Overclocking

Though X38 is now the new king, P35 is still a good choice. We look at a cost-effective P35 motherboard from ASUS today.

By: | Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: Oct 10, 2007 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: ASUS




ASUS's BIOS design has not changed. Using the Award Modular BIOS in tab menu form as we like to call it, it resembles the same BIOS look as the Intel desktop boards. Under the Advanced Tab you get your overclocking options under the Jumperfree menu which is the same setup as the older boards.





FSB Frequency: 200 - 800 in 1Mhz Increments


PCIE Frequency: 100 - 150 in 1MHz Increments




CPU Voltage: 1.1v to 1.7v in 0.0125v increments


CPU PLL voltage: Auto or 1.7v


DRAM Voltage: 1.8v to 2.55v in 0.05v Increments


FSB Termination Voltage: 1.2v to 1.5v in 0.05v increements


Northbridge voltage: 1.5v to 1.7v in 0.05v increments





Our overclocking was quite good, with all the settings we managed to get our system to a stable 510MHz FSB with a 6x multiplier, a very good result from a board with a few bottlenecks in the voltage department.


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.


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