Posted on: 07.08.2008 01:00:00

Here some of the BIOS features that are included with this board:

The splash screen is a plain but rather nice logo.

The board has surprisingly a lot of memory divider options for its class. There are more even than its big brother the IP35pro.

The core voltage goes up to a rather insane 1.945v, and is something that should be completely avoided unless sub-zero cooling is used.

DDR2 also has a rather high finishing point of 3v. It is becoming apparent that lack of voltage wonít be the limiting factor to stop you getting the most out of your components.

The amount you can set the CPU VTT to depends on the chipset (North Bridge) voltage. The higher the NB voltage, the higher you can set the CPU VTT to. The Abit IP35P supports 1.2-1.5v with the NB set to its highest setting.

The MCH (northbridge) also has a lot of added voltage capability, from its stock 1.25v all the way up to 2.05v. Stock cooling wonít be able to handle that kind of heat, so it should be reserved for extreme cooling only.

The ICH (southbridge) also goes upto 2v from itís stock of 1.5v.

The memory timings can be tweaked as much or as little as you like, with the option to leave settings individually on auto. Great news if you arenít sure what it should be at.

The PC heath status page also allows for fan control via some (not all) of the fan headers on the motherboard. Setting this via the BIOS means that you will have the settings applied from the moment the PC is turned on, which is better than a software only implementation. There is also of coarse the usual standard features found in most boards I just listed abitís tweaking ones.

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