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Daily News Round #2 for July 20, 2004

Daily News Round #2 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for July 20, 2004
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Jul 20, 2004 3:03 pm

- Exciting revelation in latest Intel 915G chipset has mainboard community abuzz!


An exciting discovery from Albatron recently has it that Intel's latest 915G chipset, once said to be "clock-locked" (meaning an inability to run at speeds of over 800mhz FSB) turns out not to be entirely true. Now stamped as their exclusive "FSB Booster" option on their PX915G Pro motherboard, Albatron have disclosed a secret to the "NB Voltage" option in the BIOS which when ramped up effectively allows for stable overclocking well past the clock barrier originally claimed. Below are Albatron's direct comments in regard to this. Further info at XBit Labs.


Recently, a mainboard from Albatron Technology revealed a stunning secret to Intel's 915G chipset. Originally believed to be clock-limited, the 915G chipset's maximum FSB was said to be limited to 800 MHz. Consequently, this had dashed any hopes of overclocking potential for enthusiasts and gamers.


However, Albatron mainboards have been known for their generous BIOS overclocking options and with the PX915G Pro mainboard, this was no exception. It was a setting in the PX915G Pro's BIOS utility called the "NB Voltage" option that revealed the trick to breaking through the 915G's clock barrier. It was found that gradual increases in this setting allowed the system to maintain stability as the system stepped up to the higher FSB settings.


This startling revelation will undoubtedly open new doors for Intel 915G chipset mainboards and significantly increase the potential for overclocking.


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