BIOS And Overclocking
To get the "most" from your Intel Core 2 series processor and DDR2 memory, the MSI P35 Platinum offers a reasonably-high 600 MHz maximum front-side-bus clock (FSB 2400). It also features the chipset's full set of FSB to DRAM memory ratios, and an extremely wide range of voltage settings at fine increments.
|BIOS Frequency and Voltage settings (for overclocking)|
|FSB Frequency||200-600 MHz (1 MHz)|
|Clock Multiplier Adjustment||Yes|
|DRAM Ratios||FSB clock x 1.0, 1.2, 1.25, 1.5, 1.66, 2.0|
|PCIe Clock||100-200 MHz (1 MHz)|
|CPU Vcore||Default - +0.7875 Volts (0.0125 Volts)|
|CPU FSB Voltage||1.175-1.550 Volts (0.025 Volts)|
|Northbridge (MCH)||1.250 -1.625 Volts (0.025 Volts)|
|Southbridge (ICH)||1.50 - 1.70 Volts (0.10 Volts)|
|DRAM Voltage||1.80 - 2.10 - 3.300 Volts (0.05/0.10 Volts)|
|CAS Latency Range|
|tCAS: 3-6; tRCD: 3-8; tRP: 3-8; tRAS: 9-24|
An early-stepping Core 2 Duo E6700 processor capable of speeds up to 3.46 GHz reached a reasonably-close 3.44 GHz on the P35 Platinum, but dropping its multiplier to 6x only allowed the board to reach a stable 390 MHz. This is far less than the class-leading overclock of its DDR3 sibling MSI P35 Diamond.
|Documentation & Software||Motherboard Installation GuideMotherboard ManualMotherboard Driver CD|
|Hardware||1x 80-conductor Ultra ATA cable1x Floppy Drive Cable4x SATA Data Cable2x Four-Pin to SATA Power Adapter1x IEEE-1394 FireWire Breakout Plate (1-port)1x I/O Panel Shield|
The MSI P35 Platinum includes a value-minded accessory kit, with only four SATA cables and a single-port IEEE-1394 FireWire breakout plate.
High-end onboard features and a lower-cost accessory kit bring the P35 Platinum's reasonable $180 web price into perspective.