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GIGABYTE GA-73UM-S2H - GeForce 7150 IGP - BIOS and Overclocking

NVIDIA are new to IGP based chipsets for the Intel platform. We look at one based on the new GeForce 7150 chipset.

| NVIDIA Chipset in Motherboards | Posted: Nov 30, 2007 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 81%      Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

BIOS

 

 

Moving onto the BIOS we get the traditional Award BIOS GIGABYTE uses for its board. In order to access all of the hidden functions you need to press CTRL-F1 and you get all access to the additional overclocking and tweaking options. The MB's Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T) menu holds all of the overclocking options.

 

 

Buses

 

CPU Host Frequency: 266 - 650 in 1MHz Increments

 

Memory Frequency: 400 - 1400 in 1MHz Increments

 

Voltages

 

No Voltage Adjustments

 

Overclocking

 

Overclocking on this board is unfortunately a no go due to the lack of voltage adjustments for anything; this includes CPU, memory and northbridge. We did manage to run our CPU at 333MHz FSB in our tests by lowering the multiplier, but this is because we have an unlocked CPU for emulation purposes. If you're stuck at your normal CPU speed you're going to be lucky to get a 20MHz FSB increase.

 

Important Editor Note: Our maximum overclocking result is the best result we managed in our limited time of testing the motherboard. Due to time constraints we weren't able to tweak the motherboard to the maximum and find the highest possible FSB as this could take days of stability testing. 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. "Burn-in" time might come into play if you believe in that too.

 

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