One usually expects to see more variety when dealing with a system board based on a chipset without integrated graphics. In such a case, of course, the supplier is free to have his opinion about the decision-makers, but doesn’t necessarily have a right to argue with them. Such a version, however, is currently not on the official model list. This test also assesses the board’s ability to automatically revert to correct frequencies in the case of system hang-ups, excessive overclocking, etc. Indeed, more than a few boards of the microATX form factor have by far more attractive functionality. Overclocking In order to evaluate the overclocking capabilities of the board and its BIOS, we overclock our testbed CPU to the highest frequency possible that also allows for stable operation.

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The board’s layout stands out because of its spacious distribution of expansion slots. Non-standard settings were not tested for operability. It is important to realize that overclocking performance varies by motherboard and is, to some extent, an individual characteristic of each specific unit.

Applying this test procedure, we are able to effectively use all of the test board’s supported abilities, including increasing processor core voltage, and if necessary, correcting multipliers and adjusting system and peripheral bus frequencies.

Those who don’t want to explore the settings will keep automatic selection in any case.

This test also assesses the board’s ability to automatically revert to correct frequencies in the case of system hang-ups, excessive overclocking, etc. On the other hand, it isn’t possible to download a new version from the developer’s web-site, in contrast to Realtek.

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However, if the task turns into a mass-production, vendors begin to look for ways of optimizing the process. Drivers are also met with approval. However, there is no guarantee that the board won’t choose an even lower value for some strange reason for certain expensive high-quality DDR modules.


For this reason, ecw is impossible for us, and any other review, to determine the overclocking potential of any board with megahertz precision. Cheap speakers and headphones can’t output low frequencies anyway.

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Sure, in order to assemble such computers one can take a cheap board with an integrated graphics core, which thankfully there is a variety of, and fit it with a graphics card using a corresponding port. Time will tell, but for now ncorce6m-a us return to our modest task of examining a board with almost the least functionality of any one available on the ecw, which nevertheless falls into the ATX form factor category.

BioShock Infinite and Metro: The practical goal of our test is to find out if the CPU’s high overclocking potential is hindered by the board and to evaluate the board’s behavior in non-standard BIOS modes. Besides, the solution suggests itself – intuitively such computers should be built using microATX boards with restricted functionality based on a chipset without an integrated graphics core. As we all know, space should be conserved in office conditions and in general too.

RAM is set by using multiplier correction to the standard frequency for the modules being used, unless the manufacturer specifies methods for improving memory overclocking, in which case their effectiveness is also explored.

Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: The package doesn’t include a utility for updating BIOS and system drivers with an ability to search for the latest version on the manufacturer’s webs-site.

In case of our modules with characteristics surpassing the DDR standard requirements this value has turned out to be one grade less – MHz. One usually expects to see more variety when dealing with a system board based on a chipset without integrated graphics. Write a comment below. Control of computer wake on signal from USB-devices that are connected to the rear panel ports and additional port brackets. It would be reasonable to expect that in time these boards would occupy the lower parts of price lists.


Only the effectiveness of the automatic clock rate restore function deserves a positive mark. After all, despite everything, MS Vista has gained acceptance and will continue its expansion into the office computer sector. Board’s size is x mm a “narrowed” ATX.

However, if lowering Hyper-Transport frequency, for example, doesn’t improve overclocking performance, the default multiplier is used instead. The chance of the customer, who favors discrete graphics configurations, and whom we have mentioned in the introduction, being interested in such a system board is all the more small.

Perhaps, it may even lower the bottom limit of system board prices in general, which in return may become an additional small incentive for buying configurations with inexpensive graphics cards. Sandy Bridge Trying out the new method. It just might be that the organization employees use exclusively old and particularly large-screen CRT monitors. This model on the manufacturer’s web-site Dmitriy Laptev lpt ixbt. In the above circumstances preferring a graphics card might be a deliberate choice nforcee6m-a those, who have been making do with integrated graphics support in Windows XP.