BIOSThe BIOS of the KN1 SLI is identical to the v1.1a BIOS for the KN1 board so it won’t be anything new to those of you who have seen it already.
Under the Advanced Chipset option is where you find one of the more interesting bits of the BIOS.
The CPU Frequency can be adjusted from 200MHz up to 250MHz. From 200 to 210, steps increase by 0.5 MHz. Then from 210 to 230, you get 1 MHz steps. Finally from 230 MHz to 250MHz you only get even numbered frequencies. If you followed all that, you can see that the CPU frequency adjustment doesn’t make much sense and could be limiting if you’re overclocking by using purely the BIOS. Luckily there is third party software that gives you more control than what is offered by ECS.
You can adjust your CPU voltage settings from +25mV up to +375mV using +25mV steps.
For memory adjustments, you have the following:
Memory voltage adjustments.
Memory Timing Adjustments.
That’s a comprehensive set of adjustments for the memory.
Under Power Management, you will find the CPU multiplier ambiguously labelled as “Hammer Fid Control”. You can change multipliers using 1/2 multipliers which is useful if you’re seeking that ideal overclock.
There’s not much else in the BIOS aside from your typical HDD configurations, and other settings. Absent are settings for fan controls, or advanced system beep/shutdown. These settings would have been useful especially for users who are paranoid of malfunctioning water pumps or fans. The BIOS is pretty plain and I hope this is an area ECS will focus on improving in the future.