Albatron motherboards have
traditionally been very nice at overclocking, so let's see where the PX915P-AGPe can take us.
Starting at 200 MHz, we slowly raised the FSB of the motherboard to pass the 216
MHz mark. This frequency is the point at which Intel locks down the 915P chipset, so
getting past that is good news. At 220 MHz FSB the PX915P-AGPe ran into a few
stability problems, but raising the memory voltage to 2.8V fixed things. Continuing the overclock to 226 MHz,
an increase in the voltage to the 915P (to 0.2V+) and CPU voltage to 1.42V
was also due.
In the end, the PX915P-AGPe PCstats
tested was overclocked to 247 MHz FSB.
The Albatron BIOS:
As usual, Albatron includes all the necessary memory
timing adjustments we'd expect from a high performance motherboard; CAS Latency, RAS to CAS and RAS
It's in the Frequency/Voltage Control where the Albatron PX915P-AGPe
starts to shine. You can adjust the PCI Express frequency, although it's
best to leave it at stock speeds. You can run the memory at 533, 400 or 333 MHz
mode. The maximum voltage you can add to the memory is 0.4V+, Northbridge 0.3V+
and maximum CPU voltage is 1.5785V.
|PCStats Test System Specs:|
Intel Pentium 4 3.2E
16 x 200 MHz = 3.2 GHz
Gigabyte GA-8ANXP-D (925X)*
Gigabyte GA-8GPNXP (915P)**
Albatron Mars PX915G Pro (915G)**
Albatron Mars PX915P-AGPe (915P)*
Albatron Trinity PC5900*
2x 256MB Samsung PC3700 (DDR2)
2x 256MB Corsair TwinX 3200LL
Digital Special Ed|
||NEC 52x CD-ROM|
||Vantec 400B iON|
WindowsXP Build 2600
Intel INF 5.10.1012
Content Creation 2002
Albatron GeForcePCX 5900 videocard used. * - Gigabyte GeForcePCX
5750 videocard used.