Gigabyte uses the Award BIOS system for the 8PE800 Ultra and it
has most features that you would expect from a high
performance motherboard. Unfortunately Gigabyte appear to have excluded the 'Advanced Chipset'
options which usually house the memory timings. Because we were not able to set
the memory timings aggressively, the board was tested with the memory running by SPD.
The exact settings for the Corsair XMS3500 CAS2 is 2-3-3-6.
Gigabyte allow for 1 MHz increments
all the way up to 350 MHz for CPU host frequency adjustments although I
highly doubt anyone will be able to get that high with current processors. There are a whole
slew of fixed AGP/PCI frequencies to choose from, and you can change the memory divider as well.
DRAM voltage goes to a maximum of 2.8V and AGP goes to 1.7V. You can only raise
the CPU voltage to a maximum of 1.6V which is a bit low for the overclocker.
Test System Specs:|
||Pentium 4 2.8|
21 x 133 MHz = 2.8 GHz
21 x 150 MHz = 3.09 GHz
||MSI GNB MAX|
Abit IT7 MAX2
Gigabyte P4 Titan 8PE800 Ultra*
ATi Radeon 9700 Pro
2x 256MB Corsair XMS3500 CAS2
||NEC 52x CD-ROM|
Panasonic 1.44MB Floppy Drive
||Vantec 470W Stealth PSU|
||WindowsXP Build 2600|
Business Winstone 2002
SiSoft Sandra 2003
* - 8PE800 Ultra is using more relaxed memory timings of 2-3-3-6 instead of 2-2-2-5 for the
other two motherboards.