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Foxconn Destroyer nForce 780a Review

ajmatson    -   November 11, 2008
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Closer Look:

 

Quantum BIOS:

The overclocking section of the BIOS on the Foxconn Destroyer is called the Quantum BIOS. This is where all of the overclocking functions will be performed when not using the Windows based Aegis Panel. The Quantum BIOS is separated into small sections to make it easier to find what you need. I will not cover all of the options but I will go over ones of note for you. At the top of the menu is the CPU Feature option. In this sub menu you can turn on or off CPU features such as C1E support, AMD Cool & Quiet, and the CPU stepping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Underneath the CPU Features are the Memory Timing Settings. I have seen some board with very limited memory timing options however Foxconn wants you to get the best out of your system so you have many options Since this in an NVIDIA based board there is an option to enable SLI-Ready memory as well as change everything from the base memory timings like the tCAS to more complete memory options for finer tuned control.

 

 

One thing that really pleased me about the Destroyer's Quantum BIOS is that all of the voltages are placed in one sub menu so you do not have to go searching all over the overclocking menu for each one. In this sub section you can change everything from the CPU voltage, memory voltage, HT voltage, and chipset voltages.

 

To store those overclocking settings without having to enter them each time or for different needs Foxconn has included a menu option called OC Gear. In the OC Gear there are several slots for you to store and recall settings for your different overclocked profiles.

 

 

All of the other overclocking functions are done from the main Quantum BIOS section. To enable these features (they are grayed out by default) you have to select the option for Manual O.C. in the Over Clock Phase Select menu. This will make the hidden options active and you can change them. BUS speeds are just keyed in to change them.

 

Now that we have the BIOS set up let's move on to installing the drivers.




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