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Sapphire Pure Black X58 Motherboard (Page 4)

Shawn Baker | Jan 11, 2011 at 04:31 am CST - 1 min, 30 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Sapphire

BIOS & Overclocking

Sapphire is using the AMI BIOS and once you fire it up you're going to find yourself in familiar territory.

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The first screen that greets you just gives you the basic information like amount of RAM, BIOS version and CPU you're using. From there we can begin to move across to the other screens and get into the fun stuff.

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Under Performance we begin to see a lot of our main overclocking options including the BCLK and multiplier. When it came to overclocking we pushed our CPU Frequency to 176 and as you can see, our target CPU frequency was 4415MHz. At this speed we used a 2:10 memory divider which gave our RAM a 1766MHz DDR clock. Lower than what the kit is capable of, but the next speed was well over 2000MHz DDR.

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Across the bottom of the performance screen we've got the ability to save and load up to four profiles. It would've been nice to name the saved profile here just so you know what you were loading, but it's not a huge issue.

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Getting into the CPU configuration, we have some more details on the CPU, but more importantly the ability to turn off some of those pesky technologies Intel implement that limit our overclocking ability.

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Under the Voltage area you get all your voltage options. There's a huge amount to choose from and you can see the ones we used to achieve our overclock. You've got a huge amount of play room, though, and the increments are extremely low, giving you the ability gets some exact numbers.

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Under Advanced you have the ability to go to the hardware health tab which gives you a run down on what everything is running at.

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