MSI K8N Neo MS7030 Review :: BIOS and Overclocking

05-28-2004 · Category: Motherboards

By Doc Overclock
MSI K8N Neo MS7030 Review

The BIOS is a bit differently setup than previous versions and that is a good thing as it shows progression in design and is actually very easy to navigate and understand. Overclocking options are abundant and the BIOS offers many features including the D.O.T ranger that automatically sets the system to a pre-prescribed parameter. You can alter the core voltage of the CPU, memory and AGP bus for added stability when the system is being used in an overclocked state. You can adjust the performance values of the memory and FSB, which allows for small increments of adjustments to be made allowing the user to custom tailor their system environment. Core Cell is another Dynamic overclocking tool that MSI has introduced on their brand of motherboards. It is designed to detect the load balance of CPU while running programs, and to adjust itself to the best CPU frequency automatically. Take a look at the screenshots below as they represent the important performance options. My 3200+ is not the most overclocker friendly CPU but I was able to push about 9% more out of it, which is about the average I have been able to get it to go using stock cooling.


MSI K8N Neo MS7030 Review
MSI K8N Neo MS7030 Review
MSI K8N Neo MS7030 Review
MSI K8N Neo MS7030 Review
MSI K8N Neo MS7030 Review
MSI K8N Neo MS7030 Review
MSI K8N Neo MS7030 Review
MSI K8N Neo MS7030 Review
MSI K8N Neo MS7030 Review
MSI K8N Neo MS7030 Review