Albatron PX925X Pro-R Motherboard Review :: BIOS and Overclocking

05-16-2005 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

Albatron PX925X Pro-R Motherboard Review


Albatron PX925X Pro-R Motherboard Review
Albatron PX925X Pro-R Motherboard Review

Albatron uses the standard Phoenix Award BIOS that seems to be popular with motherboard manufacturers. Overclocking is made easy from the menu by simply changing the FSB in the Frequency/Voltage menu from 200 to 300MHz. To change it just type in your desired frequency. Albatron includes a utility called WatchDog that resets the FSB to default frequency if you overclock too far. The first time I overclocked my 3.4 GHz Extreme Edition to 215MHz, the system restarted itself. After setting the FSB to 210MHz, I was able to run all of our tests without issue at that clock speed.


Albatron PX925X Pro-R Motherboard Review
Albatron PX925X Pro-R Motherboard Review
Albatron PX925X Pro-R Motherboard Review
Albatron PX925X Pro-R Motherboard Review
Albatron PX925X Pro-R Motherboard Review
Albatron PX925X Pro-R Motherboard Review
Albatron PX925X Pro-R Motherboard Review
Albatron PX925X Pro-R Motherboard Review
Albatron PX925X Pro-R Motherboard Review
Albatron PX925X Pro-R Motherboard Review

Other functions of the BIOS are pretty standard. Albatron has a utility called Afterburner to overclock the CPU when the application warrants it (such as 3D games or other applications like Folding At Home). Unfortunately, this does not overclock more than a few MHz in most situations, and the overclocker will want to manually overclock their CPUs anyways. Stability at stock speeds was excellent. Stability at 210MHz was excellent as well. At no time during testing or burn-in were any crashes or problems encountered. Temperature on the motherboard was a bit on the high side, 60C on average under load. This fits in the Intel thermal specification, and no heat problems were encountered.