BIOS And Overclocking
CPU and DRAM voltage settings go way beyond anything needed to extract the highest possible clock speed from an Intel Core 2 series processor and DDR2 memory. A wide range of bus frequency and DRAM ratios also allows you to push to get the most out of these parts.
|BIOS Frequency and Voltage settings (for overclocking)|
|FSB Frequency||133 - 600 MHz (1 MHz)|
|Clock Multiplier Adjustment||Yes|
|DRAM Frequency||FSB clock x 1.0, 1.2, 1.25, 1.5, 1.66, 2.0|
|PCIe Clock||100 - 200 MHz (1 MHz)|
|CPU Vcore||1.325 - 1.895 Volts (0.010 Volts)|
|CPU FSB Voltage||1.20 - 1.49 Volts (~0.04 Volts)|
|Northbridge (MCH)||1.25 - 1.72 Volts (~0.04 Volts)|
|Southbridge (ICH)||1.05 - 1.38 Volts (~0.04 Volts)|
|DRAM Voltage||1.80 - 3.00 Volts (0.025 Volts)|
|CAS Latency Range|
|tCAS: 4-6; tRCD: 3-10; tRP: 3-10; tRAS: 9-24|
The IP35 Pro took our aging 3.46 GHz capable Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 engineering sample to an adequate 3.44 GHz at 1.50 volts core and its stock 10X multiplier. Dropping the CPU multiplier to 6X allowed a stable 457 MHz FSB clock (FSB1828) to be reached in this bus-speed-resistant processor.
|Documentation & Software||Motherboard ManualAbit "Guru" User's GuideJumper Reference CardMotherboard Driver CD|
|Hardware||1x 80-conductor Ultra ATA cable1x Floppy Cable4x SATA Data Cable1x Port Breakout Plate (2x USB, 2x IEEE-1394)1x I/O Panel Shield|
Abit includes the basic cable kit needed to build a typical upper-range system, with four SATA cables being only two fewer than the six SATA ports.
Abit also puts two IEEE-1394 FireWire connectors and two USB 2.0 ports on the same plate, which saves a slot compared to using separate ones.
The Abit IP35 Pro is available from around $185 at various web stores.