Overall I'd say we have had quite a bit of luck overclocking Intel based
motherboards in the past little while and so I was hoping that this tradition would continue with the
Starting at 200 MHz FSB we raised the
clock speed slowly, 205 MHz, 210 MHz, and 215 MHz with no problems so far. At 219 MHz FSB
we ran into some memory problems and had to raise the Voltage to 2.8V to help
At 223 MHz FSB we again ran into some stability problems but that was
nothing raising the Vcore couldn't solve. When we hit the 230 MHz mark the system
would drop back to desktop while running 3DMark which usually indicates that
the memory was running too fast. I changed the memory divider to 5:4 (async and
running slower then the FSB) to try and fix this,
and it worked.
In the end, our overclocking adventure
finally finished at a lofty 235 MHz FSB; not bad considering we're using a P4
3C. If we had a slower processor like 2.4C or 2.6C I'm sure we could have hit
250+ MHz FSB!
Enter the BIOS...
Magic-Pro gives the end user all the usual memory tweaks we'd
expect like CAS Latency adjustments to RAS to CAS and RAS Precharge. We can also
change the AGP Aperture size but not the AGP rate.
For those of you who overclock the MP-P6PE-1000 can go up to a maximum of 255 MHz
FSB. You can set the memory to run 3/2, 5/4 1/1 and even faster then the FSB.
CPU voltage goes up to 1.85V which is nice for a change, AGP 1.6V and DDR
up to 2.8V. Up next, the benchmarks.