While Gigabyte motherboards have been very
good stock performers, they have never really been "the best" overclockers. It's
okay though, I understand that catering entirely towards the enthusiast market is very
expensive for the few customers there are out there.
Starting at 200 MHz we began to
slowly raise the clock speed of the K8NNXP motherboard. At 213 MHz FSB we began to
experience some memory related stability problems and had to tone down the
memory speed. At 217 MHz we had to raise the processor voltage to 1.6V to help
stabilize things. Everything went smoothly all the way up to 227 MHz.
It seemed the board just didn't want to go any higher, raising voltages, lowering
memory timings didn't seem to help. Still, 227MHz is a respectable
As with all Gigabyte motherboards, the Advanced Chipset
Features are disabled until you press CTRL + F1. After they're unlocked you have
access to AGP tweaks, HyperTransport settings and of course memory timings.
You can adjust the
motherboard frequency from 200-250 MHz in 1 MHz increments and AGP speeds from
66-100 MHz again in 1 MHz steps. Maximum CPU voltage is 1.7V, DDQ +0.3V,
VCC12_HT +0.3 and DDR 2.8V. Now, time for some benchmarks!