of MSI motherboards which feature an AMI BIOS, the GNB MAX-FISR comes equipped with an Award version. Not
that it makes a big deal, the motherboard has most of the tweaks that we would
expect. Since the GNB MAX is a workstation motherboard rather then a desktop
board, there are zero overclocking options.
The only settings we may change here are
the AGP settings. We can change the AGP Aperture Size from 4MB to 256MB and if
the a 8x AGP videocard is giving us stability problems, we can force 4x
IN the DRAM Timing Controls, we have the
DRAM adjustments we're use to. CAS Latency, RAS to CAS and even some DRAM
Thermal Management! I'm not sure how that works to be honest.
In the Frequency/Voltage control there are no voltage
controls and the FSB options that we have are quite slim as you can see. Still,
I understand MSI's mentality - the GNB MAX is a workstation motherboard
and stability is the key factor
not pointless overclocking to 4GHz and beyond. Performance is important also but
you can't sacrifice stability for it.