It looks like MSI have done
away with AMI BIOS's and moved to the more popular Award BIOS. We
still have all the usual tweaks we come to expect from a performance motherboard
In the Advanced Chipset Features, I
was surprised to find overclocking options. The K7N2G-ILSR allows users to chose any
FSB between 100-200 MHz but unlike most other motherboards we can't input
the FSB we want - the user must scroll through the numbers which can be a bit annoying.
There are a whole slew of FSB/DRAM ratios which is extremely helpful, but to be
honest they a bit redundant because the AthlonXP cannot use that much
We have the usual memory tweaks we
expect and there are also a few AGP tweaks here as well.
In Frequency/Voltage Control we can set
the AGP speed to anything between 66 and 120 MHz. The AGP voltage can be raised
to 1.7V and the DIMM voltage can go as high as 2.7V. There are multiplier
controls for unlocked Athlon processors and the CPU voltage can be raised as
high as 1.8V.