At first I didn't find the CMOS Reloaded feature very
useful... but once I started to overclock the system, I could really start to
appreciate its usefulness. When one is trying to find the top speed of the
motherboard things can get very hectic, and it's easy to forget some settings.
That's where CMOS reloaded comes in really handy. Simply save your favorite BIOS
settings and load them at a later date when you need to.
It also works really well if you have overclocking settings
for gaming, vs. no overclocking settings for general work.
Overclocking the DFI LanParty
The DFI LANParty
NF2 B Ultra was the best overclocking AthlonXP motherboard we've ever tested, so
I obviously had some high hopes for the LANParty PRO875B
While I know I wouldn't hit 300 MHz FSB with the Intel
Pentium4 3.0C as some other sites have when using Pentium4 2.4C processors, but
I did expect to hit some pretty high speeds.
Starting at 200 MHz FSB I slowly raised the FSB, but
unfortunately for some reason our overclocking adventure did not get very far.
At 214 MHz FSB we maxed out, no matter what CPU, DIMM or AGP (chipset) voltages
we tried the board simply would not go above that mark. We're not really sure if
its the motherboard or processor that's holding us back, but I do believe that
retail LANParty PRO875B motherboards will overclock higher as I've seen many
boards break 300 MHz FSB.
Up next, the benchmarks you've been waiting for!