Gigabyte NF4 review

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    df Guest

    df, Nov 15, 2004
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    Wes Newell Guest

    Quote from article;

    Overclocking wise, this board doesn't seem to provide enough as the FSB is
    limited to 250MHz. Although it provides voltage controls for Vcore, Vdimm,
    VAGP and Vhtt, it lacks one of the most important feature, multiplier
    control. We tried to use software to lower down the multiplier, it works
    but after reboot, the system won't POST if we increase the FSB above
    220MHz despite running the memory in async mode e.g cpu/mem = 200/166. We
    hope the production unit would improve in this aspect. *latest : according
    to Gigabyte, a new bios update will include new multiplier option and
    improve overclocking.

    It's not the memory thats stopping the overclock, it's the HT. The Ht
    clock is derived from the system bus setting. For all practical purposes,
    this is the FSB, just with another name (HT). So with a 5x (1000) HT at
    220MHz system bus, it's running the HT at 1100. If they would have
    lowered the Ht multiplier to 4x (800), then they should have been able to
    raise the system bus (FSB) all the way to 250MHz (assuming the cpu would
    run at that speed) and that would run HT at the rated 1000.

    This applies to all K8 boards. One reason i didn't have a problem clocking
    my old board without a PCI lock to 233MHz system bus was because I lowered
    HT before raising the bus to 233.

    Another thing. Don't confuse the 1000MHz you see for Ht as the clock
    speed. It isn't.

    http://www.hypertransport.org/consortium/cons_faqs.cfm
     
    Wes Newell, Nov 15, 2004
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    Courseyauto Guest

    Overclocking wise, this board doesn't seem to provide enough as the FSB is
    limited to 250MHz. Although it provides voltage controls for Vcore, Vdimm,
    VAGP and Vhtt, it lacks one of the most important feature, multiplier
    control. We tried to use software to lower down the multiplier, it works
    but after reboot, the system won't POST if we increase the FSB above
    220MHz despite running the memory in async mode e.g cpu/mem = 200/166. We
    hope the production unit would improve in this aspect. *latest : according
    to Gigabyte, a new bios update will include new multiplier option and
    improve overclocking.

    <It's not the memory thats stopping the overclock, it's the HT. The Ht
    clock is derived from the system bus setting. For all practical purposes,
    <this is the FSB, just with another name (HT). So with a 5x (1000) HT at
    220MHz system bus, it's running the HT at 1100. If they would >have
    lowered the Ht multiplier to 4x (800), then they should have been able to
    He's not blaming the memory,he says theres no CPU multipler settings. He wont
    get far witout being able to lower the CPU multiplier. I'm sure he lowered the
    HT setting to 4X because he wont get much past 210 without it lowered. My
    Gigabyte board will only go to 212 without lowering the HT to 4X
     
    Courseyauto, Nov 15, 2004
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  4. Will there be an AGP version of this board??

     
    Richard Dower, Nov 15, 2004
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    jlovesiyi Guest

    i think it won't be
    pci-e will come ture
     
    jlovesiyi, Dec 3, 2004
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