This content was originally featured on Amdmb.com and has been converted to PC Perspective’s website. Some color changes and flaws may appear.The MSI bios has a good amount of options for tweaking and overclocking, but it doesn’t have the complete package as the Asus K8V Deluxe has.
The Advanced Chipset configuration menu has options for adjusting the HyperTransport widths and speed (though they are maxed out by default already) as well as the settings for your memory clock and memory speed settings.
The Power Management setup includes options for Wake Up options as well as support for the AMD Cool and Quiet technology (basically the same technology that has been implemented in notebook processors for some time).
The Frequency and Voltage Menu shows us all the options that the MSI K8T Neo offers for overclocking including a dynamic overclocking control – settings called Private, Sergeant, Captain, Colonel and General correspond to different front-side bus overclocks. (They are 1 MHz, 3 MHz, 5 MHz, 7 MHz and 10 MHz respectively.)
You can see from the images below what the options and settings are available (the maximum value for each setting is shown in the picture).
The FSB can be adjusted up to 280 MHz.
The highest voltage the DRAM supports is 2.85v.
The CPU voltage overclocking is based on percentages, up to +15%.
The AGP port can be powered up to 1.85v as well.
Of course, there are a couple of things missing from the bios that we would have liked to see – multiplier adjustments and maybe some additional memory settings. Overall, the bios is well rounded and offers enough nearly all potential users.