BIOS And Overclocking
Frequency and voltage adjustments are more than adequate, slightly exceeding expected P35 capabilities without instilling unrealistic goals in less experienced overclockers.
|BIOS Frequency and Voltage settings (for overclocking)|
|FSB Frequency||266 - 600 MHz (1 MHz)|
|Clock Multiplier Adjustment||Yes|
|DRAM Frequency||667/800/1066 MHz Data Rate|
|PCIe Clock||100 - 131 MHz (1 MHz)|
|CPU Vcore||0.85000 - 1.60000 Volts (0.00625 Volts)|
|CPU FSB Voltage||1.25 - 1.55 Volts (0.10 Volts)|
|Northbridge (MCH)||1.25 - 1.55 Volts (0.10 Volts)|
|Southbridge (ICH)||Not Adjustable|
|DRAM Voltage||1.50 - 2.20 Volts (0.10 Volts)|
|CAS Latency Range|
|tCAS: 5-8; tRCD: 5-10; tRP: 5-10; tRAS: 9-23|
Unfortunately, the T-Series TP35D3-A7 Deluxe wasn't able to overclock whatsoever as received, likely due to its early-stage BIOS. An increase of even 1 MHz caused it to hang at boot and reset BIOS adjustments, and using Biostar's included overclocking utility for Windows caused an instantaneous system hang. We look forward to future BIOS developments for this board.
|Documentation & Software||Motherboard Manual|
|Hardware||1x 80-conductor Ultra ATA cable, Round1x Floppy Cable4x SATA Data Cable4x Four-Pin to SATA Power Adapter2x T-Series Memory Cover Kit1x Digital Audio Breakout Plate (optical/coaxial)1x I/O Panel Shield|
T-Series motherboard support kits are always designed to impress, with cables packed in a mesh bag alongside promotional items. This model's "freebie" is a pair of T-Series logo memory covers.
Biostar's four Serial ATA cables are only two less than the maximum number of internal drives supported, and these come with four separate four-pin to SATA power adapters. Biostar also adds an S/P-DIF digital optical plus digital coaxial audio breakout plate, but does not provide serial or parallel port breakout plates.