BIOS Features (cont’d)

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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.

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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.

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The PCIe bus voltages can be increased as well to 0.35v higher than normal.

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The same goes for the FSB voltage as well here.

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The processor voltages are slightly more constricted with the Gigabyte BIOS limiting the Vcore settings to 1.6v maximum.

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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.

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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.

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