This can be overcome with a modified bios that allows up to 1. Now for some games testing, as not everyone uses Seti and Pi, they want to know if it will help with games performance. Even a quick glance reveals something a little unusual in the bottom left corner of the board. Three-high USB ports and a vertical audio port configuration. The manual features a comprehensive list of the error codes, and it does work. The other bios features are fairly standard, there are no memory timing options on the board, as they are not required with Rambus. First off, I ran 3d Mark , every gamer’s favourite benchmark.
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Three-high USB ports and a vertical audio port configuration. A minor flaw is how close the clear cmos jumper is to the floppy drive connector, it can make it quite awkward to get to once the board is installed into the case. Next up I ran Super Pi, and calculated Pi to 32 million decimal ty7ii.
ABIT TH7II-RAID User Manual
I ran a few more tests to see if the memory bandwidth was a limiting factor. The i does not officially support this speed, that will not be implemented thi7i the ie later on this year, but the Abit board had no trouble running at that speed, which provides some future proofing in these fast moving times.
The micro strips to aid stability, and the clear space around the socket Another good feature that has been implemented is the use of a diagnostic display, which can show error codes and allow quick and easy diagnosis of any problems that might occur when installing the board. With an older Willamette, the vcore allowed is up to 2. This is why the additional ATX back plate is supplied with the board. Something else that will appeal to overclockers, is the addition of micro strips on the back of the motherboard, underneath the mosfets and capacitors which are used for the supply of current to the CPU.
There is also a list of Abit contact details in the back should you encounter any troubles.
Click to find out more. This might look very impressive in artificial benchmarks, but how does it perform in the real world. The reason I am running at bus, which is overclocked right from the start, is to get an even comparison of the Abot running at both speeds.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the more important physical locations on the board.
It has a very good feature set, and if required, can be purchased with the Highpoint onboard raid controller. The options allowed vary depending on the type of CPU that you put into the board. Next I decided to try Quake 3, but this time using a higher resolution to see if the increased bandwidth still had an effect.
This shows that at the higher resolution the graphics card is still the bottleneck. They’ve included all the usual features, plus a few extras we’re not used to seeing; I’ll get to those a little later on. The increase here is only 2 fps, but it’s still an increase.
Board Features The TH7-II is a well specified board, and comes supplied with everything you could need to get it abti and running. Read on to find out. The area around the socket is also clear from obstructions, and will allow for a substantial heat sink to be applied. The TH7-II is a well specified board, and comes supplied with everything you could need to get it up and running. Another popular program is Seti, many overclockers are in teams, and they ty7ii want the fastest performance possible when running Seti.
First, there are three stacked USB ports. These are very small strips which according to Abit increase the stability of the board when overclocking. Steam names the best-selling games of Another good feature that has been implemented is the use of a diagnostic display, which can show error codes and allow quick and easy diagnosis of any problems that might occur when installing the board. What was the best tech product of avit Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff!
There is also a retaining clip for the AGP card, so any LAN abti will not find it coming loose when they are moving their boxes around. The audio ports for the on board AC’97 sound are also stacked three high, which in an increasingly common configuration. Things can get a little tight around the IDE ports. The socket area is clear of obstacles for even the biggest heat sinks.
The manual is well laid out, and comprehensive, covering installation of the board, bios settings, and installation of the chipset and sound drivers.
I used the following components for testing, the cpu being one I have found that will overclock extremely well at low voltages, so is ideal for pushing this board to its limits.