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Gigabyte GV-K8N51PVMT-9 Geforce 6150 Motherboard Review

Gigabyte GV-K8N51PVMT-9 Geforce 6150 Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The GeForce 6150 improves the situation markedly by offering a usefulness that rivals it mainstream GF6-series graphics counterparts.
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External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte Dec 08 2005   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Motherboards > Gigabyte GV-K8N51PVMT-9

Overclocking and the Gigabyte BIOS

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

255 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
Before the overclocking started, the CPU multiplier was first set to 4x and memory frequency set to run in 133 MHz mode. These settings ensure that neither the processor or memory will hold the motherboard back.

Starting at 200 MHz, the clock speed was increased slowly in 5 MHz intervals. Unfortunately, processor overclocking did not go very far and the Gigabyte GA-K8N51PVMT-9 topped out at 237 MHz.

Not great as overclocking goes, but then again we should remember that the GeForce 6150 is not intended for the enthusiast markets. Mainstream consumers want reliability and functionality, not overclocking options.

To access the "more advanced features" you have to first press CTRL + F1 in the root menu. The motherboard frequency can be adjusted between 200-300 MHz in 1 MHz increments. HTT speed and width between the GeForce 6150 Northbridge and processor can also be adjusted, speed and width wise. Memory timing adjustments are also found in the Frequency Voltage Control section.

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)

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: Gigabyte GV-K8N51PVMT-9
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte GV-K8N51PVMT-9 Geforce 6150 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Features of the Gigabyte GV-K8N51PVMT-9
 Pg 3.  The GeForce 6150 Series Architecture
 Pg 4.  nVIDIA PureVideo Technology
 Pg 5.  — Overclocking and the Gigabyte BIOS
 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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