Foxconn BIOS Features
Since this is NVIDIA’s reference design, it would make sense that the Foxconn board would have all the bells and whistles in the BIOS as well for overclocking and tweaking.
On the first BIOS screen you can see here the indicators that show LinkBoost and SLI-Ready memory have both been detected.
The system clocks menu has all kinds of great tweaking options and overclocking settings just begging to modified. The reference clock and multiplier are both fully adjustable as are the PCIe bus speeds, chip connection speeds, multipliers and much more. I especially like the way the BIOS tells you what you are currently set at, even when you BIOS indicates Auto; this is very helpful for both skilled and novice users.
Reference clocks up to 500 MHz
CPU multipliers up to 25x, but all integer values
PCIe speeds up to 200 MHz
Lots of Voltage settings available
CPU voltages up to 1.85v are good for processors that default at 1.4v
DIMM voltages up to 2.5v
In the memory configuration page we can see how the SLI-ready memory comes into play here. While the screen is set to “CPUOC MAX” for this picture, we set it to disable during our testing in order to tweak the settings ourselves as you can see the options are robust below.
SLI-Memory settings for EPP
The memory timings screen offers up a ton of options for tweaking your memory manually if you so desire. The “Current Value” column is a welcome addition here as you can see what you are currently running at before making changes.
This is setting the memory divisor based on the reference clock
Memory drive strength settings for more memory tweaking
This board can save and load up to four profiles for overclocking testing or other purposes
Full support for the new C-states and Cool’n’Quiet are included as well