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Enabling CPU Interface does add some noticeable performance as far as actual benchmark numbers are concerned, but the real world difference is nonexistent. This maximum Vcore isn’t all that great, especially if you plan on using a. The great thing about Athlon XP processors is that they can be unlocked unlike modern-day Intel CPUs , and being able to unlock a processor is a boon for computer hardware review sites such as AnandTech, as it gives us the ability to test the true maximum FSB a particular motherboard can handle. This is definitely the best overclocking nForce 2 motherboard. Our AMD series of articles kicks off with the classic Socket A , a CPU socket and platform which many us will recall with fondness, not least because it also involved some memorably overclockable processors.

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ABIT NF7-S: BIOS and Overclocking – nForce2 6-way Motherboard Roundup – December

About Us Employment Privacy Policy. Privacy policy and Terms of Use. This maximum Vcore isn’t all that great, especially if you plan on using a. Today we continue our Mother Memory Lane series, shifting our chlpset back to the beginning of the last decade, to a time when AMD had the upper hand against Intel in terms of raw performance. In the Socket A era, we find the enthusiast segment to be quite different with Abit proving to be the motherboard manufacturer of choice with overclockers on HWBOT.

Chipste has three boards in the top ten and 5. Just some of the many available memory divider options include 4: The motherboard is very well labelled, if you do not happen to know what a header does just look closely on the PCB and you’ll find a description. An extra fan header is also located just above the AGP slot, a good thing if you intend to add extra cooling to a temperamental videocard. The nForce Ultra was most popular with overclockers due to its ability reach higher clock speeds with independent CPU, memory and AGP overclocking.

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For example, Vcore is adjustable in. However, Thoroughbred-B users should do quite well with a max of 1. Front Side Bus Overclocking Testbed.

This is what ExtremeOvercloking. Nvidia’s competition has been scrambling to catch up, and even newer chipsets like VIA’s KTA don’t appear to have chipsst muster when it comes to the benchmarks or feature lists.

nForce2 6-way Motherboard Roundup – December 2002

We’d quickly like to mention something before we go on. All in all, this is a common hardware monitor to have for a high-performance motherboard. With five bit PCI slots you won’t have any problems adding in future expansion cards if desired either.

Finally we come to the classic SuperPi 32M benchmark, an important chipsett in terms of historical relevance. It supported a range of K7 architecture AMD processors and core designs that spanned the period from to We saw no degradation of stability in any of our tests but again, the performance increase is only there in the benchmarks and isn’t really tangible to end users so enable it at your own risk.

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Ships with the following: Won’t you please settle this for us. Our AMD series of articles kicks off with the classic Socket Chipsrta CPU socket and platform which many us will recall with fondness, not least because it also involved some memorably overclockable processors. However, we suggest you simply select the “Expert” option for full customization, assuming you have some experience with BIOS tweaking.

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The VIA KT and KT may well have been the most popular chipst terms of units shipped globally, but it lacked the necessary performance features that overclockers craved. If one were to buy a mid to high end motherboard or AMD “whitebox” system these days, they would be well advised to only seriously consider options which have ‘nVIDIA nForce2 inside.

Socket A motherboards supported a broad number of chipset designs that included the VIA KT and Nvidia nForce Ultra series, both popular choices with motherboard manufacturers.

Motherboard Memory Lane: AMD Socket A, Abit NF7-S V2.0 and AMD Athlon 2500+

Check out the submission from I. Although raw CPU frequencies are not really treated as true benchmarks today, they remain an important performance metric for most overclockers.

High-End Workstation Performance continued We could run any test and the NF7-S passed all of them even running Prime 95 overnight.

Interestingly enough, the Active to Precharge timing can be adjusted as low as 1T, and up to 15T in fact. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. In only half a year, nVIDIA have dethroned the previous champion chipsets from VIA and have created quite a reputation for themselves in the stable high performance chipset arena.