Abit IP35-E Socket 775 Motherboardccokeman - July 5, 2007
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The BIOS on this motherboard is not as complicated as the many others I have had the pleasure to work with. That is not necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes short and simple is a bit better for the average Joe. The items in the BIOS that I will concentrate on are the ones that will benifit us overclockers, specifically the Abit Softmenu and Advanced Chipset Features sections.
The Main BIOS page gives you all of the available sub-sections to make adjustments. The Softmenu page allows for changes to your CPU clock, memory ratio, and all of the system voltages. You can leave everything alone and run at the default settings set in the BIOS if you so choose.
The cpu clock is adjustable from 200 to 600 FSB, a subtantial amount of flexibility. This at least gives you a high end goal to shoot for. The memory ratios are listed and are adjustable from 1:1 to 1:2.
This board definitely has the voltage options available to you if you need them. With an available 1.945v for the CPU and 3.0v for the memory, this board has the options to play in the big leagues. Both nortbridge and southbridge chipsets have plenty of voltage options available to help urge the most from your hardware.