abit IL9 Pro Motherboard Review :: BIOS and Overclocking

12-12-2006 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

abit uses the American Megatrends Incorporated BIOS on their IL9 Pro motherboard. The BIOS is split into Standard BIOS Features, Boot Configuration Features, Advanced BIOS Features, Advanced Chipset Features, Power Management Features, Hardware Health Configuration, and BIOS Security Features. This board does not include the abit uGuru utility or chip in the BIOS or in Windows. These are designed for the high-end market and with the limited overclocking capabilities of the IL-9 Pro not suitable.


abit IL9 Pro Motherboard Review BIOS Chip

BIOS Chip


The standard BIOS Features is where the BIOS settings are located. The BIOS version and date are located here, allowing the user to quickly determine them when necessary. The Processor(s) are listed, as well aas the System name current time and current date off the clock.

The Boot Menu is where you set your boot device priority. This menu allows the user to set the priority of 4 different devices, whether HDDs, CD/DVD drives or removable drives (floppies). Here is where you can autodetect HDDs, Removable drives, CD/DVD drives and enable/disable Quick and Quiet Boot.

The Advanced BIOS has several subsections. The CPU settings area is where the CPU is listed, the amount of L1 cache and L2 cache on the CPU, the multiplier ratio, the actual multiplier value, whether HyperThreading Transport is enabled., the CPUID Value, enabling Execute Disable bit CIE support, CPU TM Function, and PCIe Clock synchronize

The voltage area of the Advanced Chipset menu is where you can change the DIMM voltage and the North Bridge Voltage. The memory voltage can be changed from +0.1V to +0.450V. The NB Voltage can be changed from +0.05V to +0.15V in 0.05V increments.

This board is not designed for the high-end enthusiast; abit therefore did not include overclocking capabilities on the board. The multiplier on a unlocked CPU is changeable from 14x to 19x (Intel 670), but there is no option to overclock the FSB. NorthBridge and memory voltage can be set higher, but there is no memory overclock available with this board.


BIOS Screenshots


abit IL9 Pro Motherboard Review
abit IL9 Pro Motherboard Review
abit IL9 Pro Motherboard Review
abit IL9 Pro Motherboard Review


abit IL9 Pro Motherboard Review
abit IL9 Pro Motherboard Review
abit IL9 Pro Motherboard Review
abit IL9 Pro Motherboard Review


abit IL9 Pro Motherboard Review
abit IL9 Pro Motherboard Review
abit IL9 Pro Motherboard Review
abit IL9 Pro Motherboard Review