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Doc Overclock · 07-10-2000 · Category: Guides


All tests were conducted with the following system configuration:
  • Motherboard: Asus CUBX.
  • Memory: 128MB PC133 SDRAM (Corsair).
  • Video: Asus V6800 DDR Driver Asus 3.75.
  • CD: Toshiba 6050B IDE drive.
  • Sound: Sound Blaster Live X-Gamer Latest Drivers.
  • Hard Drive: Western Digital 205BA.
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 98 SE.
  • All CPUs used were retail (Boxed Chip)CPUs.
  • Celeron 500
  • PIII/500E/600E/700
  • PIII/600EB/800EB

Setup

Setup can be done in two ways. The first is through the BIOS. You can get to the BIOS by hitting the delete key when starting up your system. The other is through the jumpers on the motherboard itself. Below are the jumper settings for this board. As you can see, there are many configurations available to the user.

Asus CUBX Jumper Settings

The table below shows the standard CPU settings for this board. Experimenting with these settings can help you familiarize yourself with how the settings look and what they do. This is key information to the overclocker. Overclocking is achieved by manipulating the board settings to get the maximum performance from your CPU.

CPU External Frequency Selections (DSW Switches 1-4)
This option sets the frequency multiple between the internal frequency of the CPU and the CPU's external frequency.

CPU External Frequency Selections (DSW Switches 7-10)
This option tells the clock generator what frequency to send to the CPU, DRAM, and the PCI bus. This allows the selection of the CPU's external frequency (or Bus Clock). The Bus Clock multiplied by the Frequency Multiple equals the CPU's internal frequency (the advertised CPU speed).

Performance
This board ran very well overclocked with a variety of chips including the 600EB and the 800EB, usually the party spoilers. It was a very simple task to get this board to function in its overclocked state. Once again, the BX proves itself a winner in a sea of newer chipsets.

Results

PIII 500E
PIII 700EB
140X35.0
5.0
1.65
PIII 600E
PIII 800EB
133X33.3
6.0
1.70
PIII700
PIII933
133X33.3
7.0
1.70
PIII800EB
PIII992
124X31.0
8.0
1.75
PIII600EB
PIII900EB
150X37.5
6.0
1.70
Celeron500
Celeron625
83X41.6
7.5
2.0

Overview

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Absolutely awesome motherboard. Great for the overclocker. The stability and flexibility here are amazing; even at 150MHz FSB this board ran beautifully and all the games played great. No problems with the AGP being overclocked either. If you're looking for a Socket 370 board and overclocking is your bag, baby, this is the crème of the crop BX motherboard. I would recommend it highly.

"Doc Out"