BIOS Features (cont’d)
Here you can adjust the memory multiplier that allows you to set the memory speed in relation to the processor FSB. A setting of 3.33 allows you to get access to DDR2-667 memory speeds on a 200 MHz FSB, for example.
If you are overclocking your memory bus as well you’ll be glad to see that Gigabyte has included over voltage support up to 0.6v over the default settings of the modules.
The PCIe bus voltages can be increased as well to 0.35v higher than normal.
The same goes for the FSB voltage as well here.
The processor voltages are slightly more constricted with the Gigabyte BIOS limiting the Vcore settings to 1.6v maximum.
The MIB2 (man Gigabyte has great naming schemes, huh) attempts to set ‘maximize system performance for specific DIMM modules.’ I really couldn’t get much more information out of them about what this was doing or attempting to do any memory modules.
As you can see, the memory support is pretty vague; claiming that they can improve memory performance with Kingston modules based on Elpida or Infineon DRAMs is illogical at best, but I am still waiting to hear back from them on this specific issue. If it does in fact improve memory performance I would like to see them expand this list too.