Motherboard: ASUS K8V Deluxe Review :: BIOS and Overclocking

05-04-2004 · Category: Motherboards

By Doc Overclock

Motherboard: ASUS K8V Deluxe Review
Motherboard: ASUS K8V Deluxe Review
Motherboard: ASUS K8V Deluxe Review
Motherboard: ASUS K8V Deluxe Review
Motherboard: ASUS K8V Deluxe Review

ASUS has the overclocker in mind when they design a motherboard, you can change the FSB from 200-300MHz in baby steps for maximum control and flexibility. You can also manually adjust the CPU voltage to 1.55V but the V-Core Offset allows an increase of another 0.15V for added stability when pushing the system past spec. The maximum you can increase your DDR voltage is 2.8V, the AGP 1.7V, and the V-Link 2.7V, which gives the user plenty of room to work with.

Depending on what your memory's limitation is will be a deciding factor in how far you can increase the memory's performance aspects. You can also alter the scalable Hyper-Transport controls for better control of the overclocking environment. The AMBIOS BIOS is removable and easily flashed if this needs to be done as was in our case and offers the user none of the resistance previously experienced in what is slowly becoming the old days of the PC.

I was only able to achieve a FSB increase of 220MHz with a completely stable Windows environment and 225MHz with a few random restart issues that occurred usually when playing games. Results will vary from each different setup and the type of components used. I increased the voltage on all available options but anything over 227MHz resulted in a no-post board. I think with more time and better cooling I could have gotten slightly better results as it was, it was not too bad at all.

BIOS Screenshots


Motherboard: ASUS K8V Deluxe Review
Motherboard: ASUS K8V Deluxe Review
Motherboard: ASUS K8V Deluxe Review
Motherboard: ASUS K8V Deluxe Review
Motherboard: ASUS K8V Deluxe Review
Motherboard: ASUS K8V Deluxe Review
Motherboard: ASUS K8V Deluxe Review
Motherboard: ASUS K8V Deluxe Review
Motherboard: ASUS K8V Deluxe Review
Motherboard: ASUS K8V Deluxe Review
Motherboard: ASUS K8V Deluxe Review
Motherboard: ASUS K8V Deluxe Review
Motherboard: ASUS K8V Deluxe Review
Motherboard: ASUS K8V Deluxe Review
Motherboard: ASUS K8V Deluxe Review
Motherboard: ASUS K8V Deluxe Review
Motherboard: ASUS K8V Deluxe Review
Motherboard: ASUS K8V Deluxe Review