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DFIs Auto Boost System (ABS) Investigated (Page 3)

Shawn Baker | Sep 21, 2008 at 11:00 pm CDT - 1 min, 12 secs time to read this page
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The Auto Boost System

It's really not worth going into too much detail on the whole setup of the ABS for the plain fact being that the online manual found here pretty much gives you all the information you need. What we will do instead is just give you a bit of a run down on the whole experience.

The way the system works is that you download "profiles" from the DFI website and upload them to your BIOS using the ABS software in windows. We're using an E8600 today and the only profile we could get on the DFI website was for an E8500. This wasn't the end of the world, though, so we downloaded that particular profile, followed the instructions to get it into the BIOS and upon reboot hit the F1 button.

DFIs Auto Boost System Investigated

The machine did a bit of an on and off dance and the next thing we know the little mATX board has booted our E8600 using bank three of the profile. What this did is push out the E8600 from the standard 3.33GHz clock all the way up to a very healthy 4GHz.

DFIs Auto Boost System Investigated

Well, that was all pretty easy; within a few blinks we find ourselves in Windows running at 4GHz. So what we need to do now is get into some of our benchmark programs to see if the system is stable at this speed and what kind of performance increase we get with the increase.

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