Already running at 200 MHz FSB
we began to raise the bus speed slowly on the Albatron PX865PE Pro II. First 205 MHz,
then 210 MHz, and 215 MHz came and went with absolutely no problems. At 217 MHz FSB
we had to raise the CPU voltage to 1.6V (max on the motherboard) to help
stabilize things. Going up further at 223 MHz FSB we again ran into some
stability problems but that was nothing a simple memory voltage bump couldn't
highest we were able to go was
227 MHz FSB, anything higher and UT2003 would crap out during testing. I'm pretty
sure the motherboard can go higher, I think it was our Pentium 4 3.0C that
was holding us back. Albatron boldly states on their box that the motherboard
is capable of 1 GHz FSB, but that remains to be witnessed.
In the Advanced Chipset Features
within the BIOS we have all the usual memory tweaks we have come to expect
from a performance motherboard. We're also able to adjust the AGP Aperture Size,
but could not change the AGP rate.
Albatron allow the end user to adjust the FSB all
the way up to 333 MHz, and the BIOS has a whole
slew of memory multipliers. A maximum CPU voltage of 1.6V is limiting, but AGP
voltage can be raised as high as 1.8V and DDR memory to 2.85V. Albatron defaults
memory voltage to 2.55V which is a tad higher then stock values.