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DFI Lanparty UT NF680i LT SLI-T2R Motherboard

ccokeman    -   June 7, 2007


Closer Look:

In my experience, DFI has almost always given the enthusiast community the most tweakable BIOS to squeeze the most performance from the hardware that you have. For some it's a love/hate relationship. The LanParty boards are not for the first-time overclcocker, based on the amount of options in the BIOS. Today we will look at the items most of you will want to see and stick to the Genie BIOS settings. It's where we will spend most of our time anyhow.


Here we have the main BIOS page to show the available options. Also shown is the main Genie BIOS screen.


The voltage options should be enough to satisfy even the most extreme enthusiast.


For the CPU voltage, the maximum available is 1.6 volts. But with the Special 'VID Add' feature, you can dial in up to 121.25% more core voltage to supply your CPU with the power it needs to perform. This should be in the neighborhood of 1.94 volts. Only the brave ones with extreme cooling will venture this high.

 


System memory voltage maxes out at 3.04 volts. I don't recommend you go this high, but for massive memory clocks at tight timings, you can be a little adventurous. Northbridge voltage maxes at 1.74 volts to help achieve your overclocking goals.


The FSB and Frequency setting page is where you will perform all your clocking wizardry. The CPU front-side bus is adjustable up to 625 FSB while the memory is adjustable up to 700. These are some pretty lofty numbers to shoot for. You may not get there, but at least it will be fun trying.


On the memory settings page are your memory timing adjustments. There are two options: Optimal which is equivalent to the auto setting and Expert which allows you to make your adjustments manually. CMOS reloaded is a DFI motherboard feature that allows you to save specific BIOS settings to a profile so that you don't have to go back and forth in the BIOS any more if you want a different setting for benching, gaming or just standard clocks when you don't need the extra performance. Just save the settings you want to a profile so that you can go straight to the CMOS Reloaded page and change it. Much simpler if you ask me. The last page we will look at is the PC health page. You can check the status of a few key voltages, adjust the fan speeds to suit your noise or performance levels, view component temperatures and fan speeds.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look ( Bundled Accessories)
  3. Closer Look ( Motherboard)
  4. Closer Look ( BIOS)
  5. Installation
  6. Specifications
  7. Testing: Setup & Apohysis
  8. Testing: Specview & Winrar
  9. Testing: PcMark05 & Sandra XI
  10. Testing: Sciencemark, Cinebench, HD Tach
  11. Testing: Far Cry
  12. Testing: F.E.A.R.
  13. Testing: Microsoft FSX
  14. Testing: Call of Duty 2
  15. Testing: Quake 4
  16. Testing: Need For Speed (Most Wanted)
  17. Conclusion
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