ABIT KN9 SLI Motherboard Review :: BIOS and Overclocking

08-04-2006 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

ABIT uses a Phoenix Award BIOS for their motherboards. The high-end motherboards come with the uGURU chip. This one is based upon NVIDIA's performance nForce 570 SLI chipset and does not have uGuru. Otherwise it's a pretty standard Award BIOS. The meat and potatoes of the BIOS options are the overclocking features.


ABIT KN9 SLI Motherboard Review BIOS chip

BIOS chip


The HyperTransport link can be set from 200 MHz-450 MHz in 1 MHz increments. The PCI-Express clock can be set from 100 MHz to 145 MHz in 1 MHz increments. The HT Multiplier can be set from 1x-5. DDR2 memory can be set from 400/533/667/800 MHz. The CPU voltage can be set up to +2.100V in 0.025v increments. Memory VDIMM can be set from 1.8-2.30V. Memory VTT can be set from -60/-30/+0/+30mV. The MCP voltage can be set from 1.20-1.40V in 0.05v increments. HyperTransport Voltage can likewise be set from 1.20V-1.40V in 0.05v increments.