BIOS And Overclocking
CPU VCore looks exceptional for low budget overclocking, and the DIMM voltage is even adequate at 2.20V using the tested BIOS version. A relatively small CPU FSB voltage range is the only real hindrance towards skyward speed selection.
|BIOS Frequency and Voltage settings (for overclocking)|
|FSB Frequency||100 - 625 MHz (1 MHz)|
|Clock Multiplier Adjustment||Yes|
|DRAM Frequency||400-1400 MHz Data Rate|
|PCIe Clock||100-131 MHz (1 MHz)|
|CPU Vcore||0.85000 - 1.60000 Volts (0.00625 Volts)|
|CPU FSB Voltage||1.20 - 1.40 Volts (0.05 Volts)|
|Northbridge (SPP)||1.20 - 1.50 Volts (0.05 Volts)|
|DRAM Voltage||1.85 - 2.20 Volts (0.05 Volts)|
|CAS Latency Range|
|tCAS: 1-6; tRCD: 1-7; tRP: 1-7; tRAS: 1-31; Command Rate: 1T/2T|
The NF650iSLIT-A pushed 3450 MHz at 1.50V from an E6700 sample known to reach 3460 MHz at the same voltage in competing products, using BIOS 07/03/07 which lacked any multiplier adjustment needed to test higher bus speeds. A later BIOS version was found to contain a working multiplier setting but reduced the DIMM voltage limit to 1.95V, making the earlier version preferable for performance testing.
|Documentation & Software||Quick Setup GuideMotherboard ManualMotherboard Driver CD|
|Hardware||1x 80-conductor Ultra ATA cable1x SATA Data Cable1x I/O Panel Shield1x SLI Bridge1x SLI Bridge Clamp|
A very bare or barely there accessory kit includes only one Serial ATA and one Ultra ATA cable in addition to required SLI bridge/Clamp and I/O shield, but the NF650iSLIT-A justifies its missing accessories and features with an economical Web price of around $115.
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