In the Advanced Section
of the BIOS we find the CPU options and memory timing adjustments.
The motherboard clock speed goes as high as 400 MHz, CPU voltage can be increased to
1.55V. There are a whole list of memory timing adjustments to adjust - CAS Latency,
RAS to CAS, Command Rate, etc.
In the chipset settings section we can
adjust the HyperTransport frequency between the CPU and Northbridge, and between the Northbridge
and Southbridge. Voltages adjustments are simply listed as "Ultra High" and "High", not very descriptive.
ASRock motherboards are not designed for
value-oriented consumers, but this board does incorporate some overclocking capabilities. First though, the CPU clock multiplier
was set to 6x and memory frequency to 133 MHz mode. This
way neither the processor or memory would hold the motherboard back in terms of overclocking.
200 MHz, the motherboard clock speed was increased in 5 MHz intervals. At
245 MHz the motherboard started to act up and anything higher caused it to fail
booting into Windows.
The details of how the ASRock 939SLI32-eSATA2 motherboard
test system was configured for benchmarking, including the specific hardware,
software drivers, operating system and benchmark versions are indicated below.
In the second column are the general specs for the reference platforms this
motherboard is to be compared against. Please take a moment to look over PCSTATS
test system configurations before moving on to the individual benchmark
|PCSTATS Test System Configurations|