Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 Motherboard Review :: BIOS and Overclocking

11-30-2004 · Category: Motherboards

By John Chen

Soltek also includes their well known Red Storm Overclocking Utility on the driver CD, but I found it to be rather useless. The program did not function properly and wouldn't load. It installed just fine, but gives an error when the program tries to open. It is also nice to see that there is a floppy disk for the Promise RAID drivers. It helps with installing Windows that much easier.

The board uses the user-friendly Award Phoenix BIOS. Once again like the SL-75FRN2, the BIOS options were a little limited. Voltage options were rather weak but are sufficient for most enthusiasts. V-Core can be raised all the way up to 1.7v. This is normally enough for air-cooling enthusiasts but extreme overclocker's will be left disappointed.

Memory options had the least amount of configurations. The shipped BIOS only allowed tweaking of the CAS latency. The other three major latencies were set to run on auto detect. Soltek should release new versions to fix this problem and allow more flexibility in BIOS tweaks. VDIMM can be raised up to 2.8v and is actually plenty enough considering that the new TCCD based memory does not require much voltage.


Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 Motherboard Review
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 Motherboard Review
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 Motherboard Review
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 Motherboard Review
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 Motherboard Review
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 Motherboard Review
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 Motherboard Review
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 Motherboard Review
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 Motherboard Review
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 Motherboard Review
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 Motherboard Review
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 Motherboard Review
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 Motherboard Review
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 Motherboard Review