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BIOS options on mATX boards are typically very spartan. The
presence of an IGP and the more limited cooling associated with an mATX platform
makes manufacturers nervous about allowing users to customize
their clock / voltage settings.
Notable Available BIOS Adjustments
||533 to 2400MHz in 1MHz increments
||0.85000V to 1.55000V in 0.00625V increments
||400 to 1800 MHz in 1 MHz increments
|Memory Timing Control
||1.85V to 2.24V in 0.00625V increments
||+50mV, +100mV, +150mV
|Video Memory Size
||32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB
|GPU Core Frequency
||450 to 999MHz in 1MHz increments
|GPU Shader Frequency
||1200 to 2000MHz in 1MHz increments
The BIOS provides a good amount of functionality without getting
too fancy. All the important options are present: CPU and RAM frequency / voltage,
memory timings, and chipset voltage. It also allows manipulation of the integrated
graphics core and shader frequencies.
Frequency and voltage control options.
The BIOS handles frequency in an unusual way
the effective system front side bus and memory speeds are used rather than
the base frequency. So, unlike most motherboards, the FSB is already quad-pumped
and the RAM frequency doubled. We encountered the same thing on the
NF610i-ITX it seems to be the way nVidia likes to handle clock adjustments,
though it does take some getting used to.
Fan control settings are available in the "Hardware Monitor"
menu. The board can control the CPU and Chassis fan header with three different
modes: Silent, Optimal, and Performance.
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