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Daily News Round #3 for September 18, 2004

Daily News Round #3 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for September 18, 2004
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Sep 18, 2004 6:08 am

- Asus BIOS Unlocks P4 Overclocking Potential

A dream finally come true for Pentium IV fans? HELL YES! - Toms Hardware have made a discovery that a particular "golden" BIOS for ASUS's latest P5AD2 (i925) and P5GD2 (i915P) motherboards will allow the multiplier to be unlocked on high end LGA775 processors. This find now makes it quite easy to ramp up your FSB to a delicious 1066mhz on 550 and 560 CPU's, providing of course other system components (particularly memory) are up to the task. Very exciting stuff as we hopefully start to see other vendors of LGA775 based motherboards follow suit with their upcoming BIOS releases.


It can finally be done. Asus now delivers BIOS versions with its Socket 775 motherboards that allow you to tweak Pentium 4 Prescott multipliers, which represents a first step by a mobo maker to unleash the processor's overclocking potential.


While Asus' 'CPU Lock Free' mobo BIOS feature won't unlock the full potential of Pentium 4 multipliers, it does makes use of Intel Prescott's Performance Requirement Bit feature. It is now thus possible to unlock the multiplier for high-end P4 Prescott processor.


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