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MSI 850 Pro2 P4 Motherboard Review

MSI 850 Pro2 P4 Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: With its' distinctive three and one RIMM slot orientation, the MSI 850 Pro2 is set to capture the attention of the ever increasing P4 market.
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External Mfg. Website: MSI Aug 14 2001   Max Page  
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Memory Adjustments in the Bios

Additionally the Vcore, or Voltage to the processor, can be tweaked if you feel the constant crashing of an overclocked system is due to "not enough juice." MSI's BIOS will let you pump up the voltage in increments of 25mV all the way up to a maximum of 100mV.

Of course if you are not content to be limited to just tweaking your P4, the 850 Pro2's BIOS also allows some modest adjustments to be made to the RDRAM. We found the system was more stable at 1.95GHz when we dropped the Samsung RDRAM down to 300MHz. There is a jumper on the motherboard right next to the 4th RIMM slot specifically for RDRAM over voltage (for us overclockers). Depending on where it is set you can pump 2.5V, 2.58V, or 2.68V to the memory for some extra 'kick'.

The CPU thermal throttling is not a feature I'd really ever want to use, but as the manual explains it... actually the manual doesn't really explain this very well. My guess is that the throttling kicks in when the processor reaches a specific temp, but if you know for sure drop me a line. Now lets see what a Sisoft, WinBench and 3DMark2001 have to say about the MSI 850Pro2!

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Contents of Article: MSI 850 Pro2
 Pg 1.  MSI 850 Pro2 P4 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  850 Pro2 Motherboard Features
 Pg 3.  Heatsink Mounts and Cooling Provisions
 Pg 4.  Onboard features and more
 Pg 5.  The Full 850 Pro2 Spec Sheet
 Pg 6.  The BIOS Features
 Pg 7.  — Memory Adjustments in the Bios
 Pg 8.  Test system specs and initial benchmarks
 Pg 9.  e-Testinglabs WinBench 99 and Productivity Benchmarks
 Pg 10.  Conclusions

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