Overclocking, RAID and System Setup

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Overclocking on the Shuttle motherboards is usually quite a successful endeavor. The AK35GT2R did a pretty good job, nearly matching the overclocking potential of the Soltek 75DRV5 motherboard. When setting the memory bus to 133 MHz instead of 166 MHz, I was able to push the processor up to 172 MHz without any stability problems. With more memory tweaking and trial and error, I am confident you could go higher, just as we did in our recent PC3000 memory article.

The RAID on the Shuttle AK35GT2R motherboard is powered by the HighPoint HPT372 chipset that offers ATA133 support. This chip adds two extra channels of IDE to your motherboard allowing you the option of setting up an IDE RAID array or to use it for additional non-ATAPI IDE devices.

The system setup and benchmarks are the same as in our other KT333 motherboard reviews:

Test System Setup
CPU 1 x 1.67 GHz AMD Athlon XP 2000+ Processor
Motherboards Shuttle AK35GT2R
Soltek 75DRV5
MSI KT3 Ultra-ARU
Abit KR7A-133R
Memory 2 x 256MB Corsair Micro PC2700 DDR DRAM
2 x 256MB Crucial PC2700 DDR DRAM
Hard Drive 20.5GB 7200 RPM IBM EIDE
Video Card GeForce 3
Video Drivers Detonator 22.40
Operating System Windows XP

Tests:

Quake III: Arena
3DMark 2001
3DMark 2001: SE
DronezMark
Wolfenstein MP
SiSoft Sandra Memory Bench 2001
SiSoft Sandra CPU Bench 2001
SiSoft Sandra Memory Bench 2002
SiSoft Sandra CPU Bench 2002
Content Creation Winstone 2001
Content Creation Winstone 2002
Business Winstone 2001
4 different SPEC view perf tests
Cachemem
ScienceMark
Sysmark 2001

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