particularly proud of their CMOS reloaded BIOS application. Basically, CMOS
Reloaded allows you to save various overclocked settings so they can be reloaded
at a later date.
Reloaded is a great feature for the hardcore tweaker/gamer who uses various
settings for different applications, or games. It's also handy to save your BIOS
settings so if you have to clear the CMOS they're there waiting for you to be
reloaded and adjusted.
Taming the Beast!
those voltage options we were expecting some big numbers from the DFI LANParty
nForce2 Ultra B motherboard and we were not to be disappointed!
thing we did was lower the multiplier to 8x so the processor would not
bottleneck the motherboard, then we started to raise the FSB. At around 213 MHz
FSB we ran into some stability problems but that was quickly solved by raising
the DIMM voltage to 2.8V. At 227 MHz FSB we again ran into stability problems...
though this time though we had to raise the chipset voltage to 1.8V to clear
At 235 MHz
FSB we had to raise the memory voltage again, this time to 3V. We seemed to hit
the wall at 246 MHz FSB, anything higher than that and the system would not
POST. Having a hunch that the problem was heat, just to test I pointed a fan at
the Northbridge, and as expected we were able to eek out a bit more from the
active cooler on the Northbridge the maximum FSB we could run while maintaining
stability was 250 MHz FSB, but since that's not stock we ran all the benchmarks
at 246 MHz FSB. With appropriate cooling I can see the NF2 Ultra B doing 260+
MHz FSB with relative ease. Now for the benchmarks!