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Mobile on Desktop MSI style - 915GM Speedster-FA4 (now with Overclocking) - BIOS and Overclocking

Last time it was Core Duo, this time we take a look at MSI's Mobile on Desktop board using the older Pentium M CPU.

| Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: May 29, 2006 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.5%      Manufacturer: MSI

Important Update

 

We have managed to get a new BIOS from MSI that allows for FSB changes within the BIOS.

 

 

From here you can adjust the CPU frequency from 100MHz up to a max of 300MHz in 1MHz increments. With these settings we managed to get our 1.8GHz Clocked Dothan based Pentium-M CPU up to 2.01GHz.

 

BIOS and Overclocking

 

 

MSI uses an Award BIOS design similar to what we have seen from ASUS and Intel's own reference boards. This is one of the most useful BIOS layouts we have seen. Unfortunately MSI has given no overclocking features on the board as it is designed for stock use in a HTPC setup.

 

 

Under the Advanced menu are the options for tweaking the board's memory systems as well as some of the CPU features.

 

 

Under the Advanced Chipset Features sub-menu is a limited amount of memory tweaking options for your convenience. Depending on what memory you use (DDR or DDR2) are the amount of options and different settings.

 

 

Lastly is the CPU Feature sub-menu. Here you can adjust the Thermal Monitor used (either 1 or 2) as well as enabling or disabling the Execution Bit function on the CPU. There is no control over the FSB, FID, VID or any other voltages so we weren't able to do any overclocking tests here.

Intel Pentium M 740, 1.73 GHz (BX80536GE1733FJ) Intel Boxed Processor

 

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