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Asus A8N-VM CSM GeForce 6150 Motherboard Review

Asus A8N-VM CSM GeForce 6150 Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The board will support up to 4GB of dual channel PC3200 DDR400 RAM. Onboard features include IEEE 1394a, a 5.1 channel HDA (Azalia)/AC97 audio controller, Gigabit LAN and of course analog and DVI-D Geforce 6-series onboard video.
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External Mfg. Website: Asus Dec 11 2005   Max Page  
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Overclocking and BIOS Options

Overclocking Results:
Stock Max. OC
Motherboard Speed: 200 MHz

213 MHz

If you're new to Overclocking and not sure what to do, check out these two excellent Guides for some pointers:
Overclocking the CPU and Memory
Overclocking the Videocard

One thing users have to remember is that the GeForce 6100 series motherboards are designed for the entry level market. If you're looking for an overclocking monster, spend a bit more and go with an nForce4 powered board.

The Asus A8N-VM CSM motherboard does not offer voltage or multiplier options, and with that in mind, the motherboard clock speed was increased in 5 MHz intervals only. Overclocking ended very abruptly at 213 MHz. Anything higher and the motherboard either had problems booting or would not POST.

Hopefully Asus will enable some voltage and multiplier options in future BIOS revisions. In any case considering the intended market for this product, the lack of overclocking features will definitely not hold the Asus A8N-VM CSM motherboard back.

The BIOS has all the normal memory timing adjustments we're used to in an AMD platform. Unless you're an advanced user, leave the TRC, TRFC and TRWT values alone because like the CAS latency timings, they depend greatly on the memory that is installed.


Not the most exciting options, but Asus has other overclocker friendly motherboards available. Motherboard clock speed can be adjusted between 200-240 MHz in 1 MHz increments.

PCStats Test System Specs:
Processor:

AMD Athlon64 4000+

Clock Speed:

12 x 200 MHz = 2.4 GHz

Motherboards:

Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890)
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480)
ASRock 939Dual-SATA2 (ULi M1695)
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra)
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI)
Epox 9NPA+ SLI (NF4 SLI)
ECS KN1 Extreme SLI (NF4 SLI)
Foxconn WinFast 6150K8MA-8EKRS (GF6150)
Gigabyte GV-K8N51PVMT-9 (GF6150)
Asus A8N-VM CSM (GF6150)

Videocard:

MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E

Memory:

2x 512MB PDP PDC1G3200+XBLK

Hard Drive: 74GB Western Digital Raptor SATA
CDROM: AOpen Combo 52x
Heatsink: AMD Athlon64 4000+ Reference Heatsink
PowerSupply: PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 510 SLI
Software Setup

WindowsXP
Forceware 6.53
Forceware 78.01

Workstation Benchmarks

SYSMark 2004
Business Winstone 2004
Content Creation 2004
Super Pi
SiSoft Sandra 2005
PCMark04
PCMark05
3DMark2001SE
3DMark05
AquaMark3
Comanche 4
X2: The Threat
UT2003
UT2004
Doom 3

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Contents of Article: Asus A8N-VM CSM
 Pg 1.  Asus A8N-VM CSM GeForce 6150 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  MicroATX Motherboard Features
 Pg 3.  The GeForce 6100 Series Architecture
 Pg 4.  nVIDIA PureVideo
 Pg 5.  — Overclocking and BIOS Options
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: SYSMark2004
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: Winstone 2004, Winbench 99
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra, Super Pi
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: PCMark04
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: PCMark05
 Pg 11.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, 3DMark05
 Pg 12.  Benchmarks: Comanche 4, X2: The Threat
 Pg 13.  Benchmarks: UT2003
 Pg 14.  Benchmarks: UT2004
 Pg 15.  Benchmarks: Doom 3 and Conclusion

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