MSI KA760GM: 780G Minus the HD

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BIOS

For enthusiasts, the options available within the BIOS can make a good board, a great one. The ability to manipulate frequencies, voltages, and fan control settings vary depending on the hardware and the amount of trust placed in the user's hands by the manufacturer.


MSI's "Cell Menu" with maximum values entered.

MSI's Cell Menu had options for NB, SB, and DRAM voltage, but CPU voltage could not be changed. It was very disappointing that no overvolting or undervolting was possible, at least with the BIOS with which the board shipped. CPU frequency and the DRAM ratio were adjustable.


MSI's "Cell Menu" with maximum frequencies entered.

Fan control options were also rather disappointing. Only the settings for one fan could be adjusted in the BIOS.

BIOS Summary
Setting
Options
CPU Frequency 200 to 600MHz
CPU Voltage N/A
Memory Frequency 1:1, 1:1.33, 1:1.66, 1:2 (depends on CPU)
Memory Timing Control Basic
Memory Voltage 1.80V to 2.40V in 0.05V increments (default 1.90V)
Northbridge Voltage 1.1021V (default) to 1.379V in varying increments
Southbridge Voltage 1.201V (default) to 1.441V in 0.024V increments
Integrated Graphics
VGA Core Clock N/A
Frame Buffer 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB
Fan Control
CPU Smart Fan Target 40°C, 45°C, 50°C, 55°C, 60°C
CPU Min. Fan Speed 0% to 87.5% in 12.5% increments

Overall the options were very limited — we've seen mini-ITX boards with more liberal BIOSs.



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