Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Search
  
Most Popular
Hardware Reviews
PC Parts
Intel Core i7-8700K and Core i5-8400 benchmarks
Intel Core i9-7980XE and Core i9-7960X benchmarks
Crucial BX300 480GB SSD review
WEB Reviews
Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 V.3 4TB SAS 6Gb/s HDD Review
OCZ Vector 256GB SSD Review @ Custom PC Review
Gigabyte F2A85XM-D3H
NZXT Phantom 630
Auvio Bluetooth Portable Speaker Review
Corsair H90 CPU Cooler Review
BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z77X (Intel Z77) Motherboard Review
Noctua NH-L9i Cooler Review on Technic3D
Breaking News
Intel: Stop Installing Security Patches Until Further Notice
Microsoft Takes On Chromebooks With Education Windows 10 Devices starting at $189
Opera Mobile Browsers Introduce Bitcoin Mining Protection
Amazon Store Let's You Walk Away Without Checking out
Facebook Admits it Could Harm Democracy
Facebook to Open Digital Training Hubs in Europe
U.S. ITC to Probe Samsung, SK Hynix, Lenovo Over SSDs
LG Won't Showcase New G Series Smartphone at MWC
Home > Hardware Reviews > PC Parts

Monday, April 30, 2007
EVGA 680i LT Motherboard

4. BIOS

The BIOS is from Phoenix:

In the Advanced Chipset Features, we can control all the major configurations for the board:

First, let's take a look at the System Clocks:

Here you can set the CPU Multiplier and PCIe MHz speeds. Disabling Spread Spectrum will allow higher overclocking speeds. The next setting (FSB & Memory Config) is probably the most important, since from here you can control the FSB and memory speed/timings:

As with all 680i boards, the FSB and memory can work either linked or unlinked:

This allows very good control of overclocking, since for example, memory MHz could stay low (800MHz), while CPU FSB increases, independently. Auto mode usually selects "Safe" settings. You need to adjust them in order to get the maximum speed. If FSB and Memory work together, you can set the FSB:RAM ratio:

Each setting represents a different FSB:RAM ratio, so be careful what you select:

  • DDR2-533 (1:1)
  • DDR2-667 (4:5)
  • DDR2-800 (2:3)

In the memory timings sub-screen, we can set all known settings. Here, there are two options "Optimal (auto)" and "Expert (manual)":

Passing to the "CPU Configuration" screen, we can disable C1E:

Lastly, system voltages can either be set Auto or manual:

Memory, CPU, FSB and SPP voltages can be set according to the following table.

BIOS Setting Feature:
CPU Clock Multiplier
Auto, 6x-11x in 1X increments
CPU bus frequency
Auto, 400 to 2500 QDR (100~625)
in 1MHz increments
CPU voltage
Auto, 0.80000V to 1.60000 in 0.00625V increments
DRAM voltage
Auto, 1.80V to 2.50 in .10V increments
PCI Express frequency
100MHz~200MHz in 1MHz Increments
NB voltage
Auto, 1.2V, 1.3V, 1.4V
FSB voltage
Auto, 1.2V, 1.3V, 1.4V

Compared to the standard 680i BIOS, the 680i LT cannot control HT and MCP voltages, while the FSB/NB voltages are limited to 1.4V. Hardware monitor is needed to see how hot your CPU runs:

What's rather inconvenient is the fact that the official EVGA flasher works only under DOS(!)




Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message


 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2018 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .