P45TS-R BIOS And Overclocking
|FSB Frequency||100 to 800 MHz (1 MHz)|
|Clock Multiplier Adjustment||Yes|
|DRAM Ratios||1.0, 1.2, 1.25, 1.5, 1.60, 1.67, 2.0|
|PCIe Clock||50 to 150MHz (1 MHz)|
|CPU Vcore||0.81875 to 1.60 Volts (0.00625 Volts)|
|CPU FSB Voltage||Low, Middle, High, Highest|
|Northbridge (MCH)||Low, Middle, High, Highest|
|Southbridge (ICH)||Low, Middle, High, Highest|
|DDR2 Voltage||1.79 - 2.72Volts (0.06 Volts)|
|DDR3 Voltage||1.47 - 2.40Volts ( 0.06 Volts)|
|DDR2 Latency Settings||tCAS:3-7 ; tRCD : 3-10 ; tRP : 3-10 ; tRAS : 9-24|
|DDR3 Latency Settings||tCAS:5-10 ; tRCD : 3-10 ; tRP : 3-10 ; tRAS : 9-24|
The P45TS-R has all the BIOS settings we liked about the P45R2000-WiFi, along with the vague FSB, MCH, and ICH settings we didn’t. Once again, extreme overclockers won’t appreciate the 1.60V core limit, but this motherboard isn’t designed for the “at any cost” crowd.
The P45TS-R BIOS Overclocking menu has most of the features found in the CPU menu of ASRock’s other model, plus memory timings.
Scrolling down reveals voltage settings as well, which can be increased to enhance overclocking stability or decreased to reduce power and heat in an under-clocked system.
The Chipset menu looks like that of ASRock’s other entry, with memory speed and redundant timing settings.
Further down the Chipset menu are onboard device controls.
At the bottom of the Chipset menu are voltage controls, which are again redundant to those found in the Overclocking menu.
Do any end users actually adjust RCOMP Strength ? The settings were probably put here to bolster the motherboard’s overclocking aspirations.
DRAM Skew controls are also probably just here for show, though anyone who really understands them might be able to get a slightly higher memory speed, or added performance, using these.