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ASUS M3N-HT 780a SLi Review


Closer Look:


The Advanced section is what all of you tweakers will love. This is where all of the settings for overclocking will take place. The first part of the Advanced section is the Jumper Free section. The Jumper Free section is where you can overclock changing the voltages for the CPU, memory and chipset. You can also alter the CPU and HyperTransport multiplier, as well as the CPU and PCI Express clockspeeds. The CPU multiplier goes up to 25x if you have an unlocked chip to play with.











The next part of the Advanced section is for the ASUS AI Net2, which checks the status of the LAN connections during boot up.


Moving on down is the CPU configuration section. The CPU section shows you the CPU information, as well as lets you enable and disable CPU features like Cool and Quiet, AMD Live and the TLB patch. Another part is the DRAM configuration, which controls the memory frequency and timings.





The chipset section is where the onboard video gets the settings changed. You can set the options to auto or manual depending on your preferences. The onboard video's frame buffer (memory amount) can be set to 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, or 512MB, but remember, the higher the setting the more system memory it takes away. This is also where you can configure the Hybrid SLi options and onboard video settings for different graphics setups.





Lastly, we have the PCIPnP and the Onboard Device sections. This is where you set Plug and Play options and SATA/IDE options. You can set the SATA ports to act like IDE devices, RAID drives or ACHI drives, which enables the SATA hotswaping options.


  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (Bundled Accessories)
  3. Closer Look (The Motherboard)
  4. Closer Look ( Drivers & Programs )
  5. Closer Look ( The Bios )
  6. Closer Look ( The Bios Continued )
  7. Specifications & Features
  8. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  9. Testing: Apophysis, WinRar
  10. Testing: Specview 10, PcMark Vantage
  11. Testing: Sandra XII Professional
  12. Testing: Sciencemark, CineBench 10, HD Tune
  13. Testing: Crysis
  14. Testing: Knights of the Sea
  15. Testing: Bioshock
  16. Testing: Call of Duty 4
  17. Testing: World In Conflict
  18. Testing: Call of Juarez
  19. Testing: Company of Heroes Opposing Fronts
  20. Testing: 3DMark06
  21. Extras
  22. Conclusion
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