Abit KV8 Pro v1.1 - Page 5

Written by John Chen    Sunday, 20 February 2005 11:00
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One of the main reasons why Abit became so successful was signature SoftMenu overclocking section of the BIOS.  All the adjustments you need for overclocking are located under one area so you won't have to go through different sections just to find voltage options.  In the case of motherboards that feature Abit's uGuru, that section is called the uGuru Utility.  Inside, you have the options of HTT frequency, CPU multiplier, AGP bus, and all the typical voltage settings.

  • All voltage settings run at default when AUTO DETECT is enabled
  • VCore:  1.5v-1.85v
  • VDIMM:  2.5v-2.8v
  • VAGP:  1.5v-1.65v
  • NB Voltage:  1.5v-1.65v
  • SB Voltage:  2.5v-2.65v
  • HyperTransport Voltage:  1.2v-1.4v
  • HTT Frequency:  200-410
  • AGP Ratio:  Fixed 66MHZ, 1/6 divider, 1/7 divider, 1/8 divider
  • CPU Multiplier:  5x-highest your CPU allows
  • LDT Multiplier:  1x-5x

The KV8 Pro BIOS comes with some great voltage options and memory adjustments.  Although not as rich as the DFI LANParty UT nF3 250Gb, the KV8 Pro also provides extra memory settings than the typical CAS, TRCD, TRP, TRAS.  While the VDIMM may seem a little lacking to some, it is actually enough for the popular TCCD based memory.  If you own a pair of BH5 or UTT, you'll be happy to know that uGuru supplies up to 3.2v.  More will be explained on uGuru later.

Notice in the image below that the default clock on the KV8 Pro comes at 204HTT.  This is commonly found in current Abit motherboards.  Companies often do these little things to show that they have higher performance.  It's a bit of "cheating".  I manually adjusted the clock to run at 200HTT just like all other boards tested for comparison.