Overclocking and Test Setup

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This will be a short section. Overclocking is non-existent on this motherboard. There aren’t any bus speed, multiplier or voltage settings on the PCB and there are none in the bios, either. While I did not expect this motherboard to be a big player in the overclocking market, and neither did SiS or Matsonic, it would have been nice to see the fairly standard FSB adjustment options as well as the voltage options up to 1.85v.

The ‘plug and play’ CPU mode keeps it simple for beginners and OEMs and I guess that is exactly what they wanted.

You’ll notice that I kept the benchmarks to a minimum on this review. That is because the results from those shown were consistent with the results on the rest of the tests that were run. Do note that I did NOT use the on-board video in any of these tests as I used the same GeForce 2 GTS video card that I have used for all the reviews in the past 5 months. Here is the system setup:

Test System Setup
CPU AMD Thunderbird 1.2 GHz (133 MHz Bus)
Memory 1 x 256MB Mushkin PC133 SDRAM
Hard Drive 20.5GB 7200 RPM Western Digital EIDE
Video Card Hercules 3D Prophet II 64MB
Video Drivers Detonator 7.56
Operating System Windows 98 SE
MB Revision v1.1
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