abit AW8-D Max 975x socket 775 mobo
Posted by: Rchiilleea on: 18.07.2006 01:00:00 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
Abit fans will be happy to see the basic layout that abit favour is still used (if it is not broke don’t fix it I say) this is were you select the uGuru settings.
The main page of the uGuru bios is were all the clocking is done, take this setting here, this was my first setting I put the board at before I even installed windows, and as you will see later in the benches went even higher with 1000mhz ddr2. Which means the plain old 530 P4 3.0 gig was running at EE speeds. I am a big fan of the uGuru bios my self as it puts every thing on one page (bar memory timings)
Also under the abit uGuru section is the temp monitoring setup, from here you can set the board to beep or shutdown on any user set temp, and not just the CPU temp, this can be set to shut down from system and various power management readings.
You even can set the system to beep or shutdown at voltage problems, basically total control over it all.
The same can be done with the fan speeds as well, total monitoring and total control, it might take users that are not used to this system a little time to get used to it, but believe me you will love it once you do.
Once windows was installed the apparent problem that was with the AW8 max was here too with PWM hitting a high 59, this was expected by me though, as when Watercooling is set up there is no airflow of the mosfets and such. I would like to see some sort of fan attachment to help cool the mosfets in the future. But having said that with a max of 59 I shouldn’t see any stability issues.
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