BIOS and Overclocking
The ABIT BIOS hasn't changed much at all. The Award 6 BIOS is used only this time ABIT has gone with a black and white colour style setup rather than the blue and red setup this BIOS is accustomed to. uGURU menu is the location for all of the overclocking features which the board supports.
Under uGURU menu you are greeted with the ABIT Overclocking which we are accustomed to. In order to gain access to the CPU Overclocking you need to set the CPU Operating Speed option to user defined. This will then give you control of the CPU.
CPU FSB can be adjusted from 133MHz to 600MHz in 1MHz increments and CPU Ratio can be adjusted on unlocked Extreme Edition and Core 2 Extreme processors. CPU voltage is adjustable from 1.3v to a max of 1.65v in 0.025v increments.
DDR2 Voltage is adjustable from 1.8v to 2.65v in 0.05v increments, certainly not the highest we have seen, but good enough. ABIT combines Northbridge and PCI-E voltage control into one setup and this can go from 1.5v to 2.0v in 0.01v increments - this is the highest we have seen for a Northbridge and PCI Express voltage setup.
PCI Express bus can also be adjusted from 100MHz to 200MHz in 1MHz increments. PCI Express is unstable when overclocked which means unless you are an experienced overclocker, it is best is to leave it at 100MHz for optimal stability.
With all these setting we managed to hit a massive FSB of 408MHz with the latest BIOS from ABIT installed. We did this with RAM at 1:1, Chipset/PCIE voltage at 1.9v, DDR-2 voltage at 2v and CPU voltage at 1.4v - it's a very impressive overclock from an Intel 975X based motherboard I must say (P965 is the better overclocker) and a sign that ABIT is back and they mean business like in the old times.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications]
- Page 3 [Package and Contents]
- Page 4 [The Motherboard]
- Page 5 [BIOS and Overclocking]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Test System Setup and Sandra]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - PCMark]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - 3DMark05]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - 3DMark06]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - Doom 3]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - Quake 4]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - F.E.A.R.]
- Page 13 [Final Thoughts]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will 'soon' get map selection
- Australian High Court REJECTS Valves appeal to $3M fine
- Skyrim Special Edition - 4K and 8K textures mods available
- God of War director reads reviews on video, shows true heart
- Witcher 3 mod allows Geralt to go full Benjamin Button
- Can't complete BIOS recovery
- Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck RX570 Review
- Akitio Thunder3 10G Network Adapter
- Can I install a Soundblaster THX TruStudio Pro Snd Crd in my GA-170X-Gaming 7 MoBo?
- AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X Review
- Micron Launches Industry's First Enterprise SATA Solid State Drives Built on Leading 64-layer 3D NAND Technology
- Micron, Rambus, Northwest Logic and Avery Design to Deliver a Comprehensive GDDR6 Solution for Next-Generation Applications
- Toshiba Memory America Unveils UFS Devices Utilizing 64-Layer, 3D Flash Memory
- ASUS Announces GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Series Gaming Graphics Cards
- ASUS Announces ASUS Hangouts Meet Hardware Kit