never shied away from the enthusiast market and we've had quite a bit
of luck overclocking their boards in the past. So, starting at 200 MHz FSB
we began to raise the FSB of the PX865PE Lite Pro slowly.
At 213 MHz FSB we ran into a few stability problems but luckily raising
the CPU voltage to 1.6V and the memory to 2.8V solved those problems.
At 220 MHz FSB we again ran into a few more set backs and had
to enable the 5:4 memory divider to keep things working alright.
Unfortunately, the highest we were able to
push the PX865PE Lite Pro motherboard was 225 MHz FSB. Not the greatest increase we've been witness
to, but pretty decent for a motherboard not specifically targeted towards enthusiasts.
themselves state that the PX865PE Lite Pro can run at 250 MHz FSB, but that is
assuming the rest of your components can run at that speed as well. I felt there was still
a little more room to go, but perhaps the Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz chip we used for
testing was holding things back.
The PX865PE Lite Pro BIOS:
There are the usual memory tweaks that
we would expect, like CAS Latency and Active to Precharge Delay. Albatron also
included a Performance Enhancement and OC DRAM Stability option, however we were
not able to enable either of them. If we did the board would not be able to run
3D applications even at stock speeds.
The Albatron PX865PE Lite Pro surprisingly allows for up to 500 MHz FSB which can
be raised 1 MHz at a time. There are 3:2, 5:4, 4:5 and 2:3 memory dividers and the CPU
voltage can be raised to 1.85V, AGP to 1.6V and DDR to 2.8V. Now, on with