XFX GeForce 8200 Review :: BIOS and Overclocking

07-29-2008 · Category: Motherboards

By Ben Sun

The XFX 8200 BIOS is a modified version of the American Megatrends AMIBIOS that is used in many motherboards on the market today. The menus include the Main menu, the Advanced menu, the Boot menu, Security, Power, Justw00t and Exit menus. The Main menu has the system information including the Date, Time, CPU, amount of memory present and IDE devices.

The Advanced Menu has the CPU Configuration, Chipset configuration, Onboard devices and PCIPnP. The CPU configuration allows you to enable or disable the various features of the CPU include the Cool ní Quiet and Secure Virtual Machine features. Chipset configuration is where you set the onboard graphics settings on the 8200 board. This is also where you enable HybridSLI functions assuming you have a video card to support the functions.

Overclocking options are found on the Justw00t menu. The menu is split into Memory Configuration which has more overclocking options for the memory than on any modern AMD motherboard Iíve seen, CPU Voltage control (1.000V-1.450V in 0.05 increments), CPU SB Voltage control (1.000V-1.450V in 0.050V increments).

XFX has an automated overclocking utility on the motherboard. With this utility and setting the jumpers on the motherboard to the overclocking position you can overclock your system by 30MHz (Turbo), 60MHz (Light), or 90MHz (Super) FSB automatically. The insert for the motherboard indicates the settings and where the jumper is. The Phenom X4 9850+ we use for our new motherboard test platform overclocked to the first setting but was rather touchy with the rest.


XFX GeForce 8200 Review
XFX GeForce 8200 Review
XFX GeForce 8200 Review
XFX GeForce 8200 Review


XFX GeForce 8200 Review
XFX GeForce 8200 Review
XFX GeForce 8200 Review
XFX GeForce 8200 Review


XFX GeForce 8200 Review
XFX GeForce 8200 Review
XFX GeForce 8200 Review
XFX GeForce 8200 Review


XFX GeForce 8200 Review
XFX GeForce 8200 Review
XFX GeForce 8200 Review
XFX GeForce 8200 Review


XFX GeForce 8200 Review
XFX GeForce 8200 Review
XFX GeForce 8200 Review
XFX GeForce 8200 Review


XFX GeForce 8200 Review
XFX GeForce 8200 Review
XFX GeForce 8200 Review
XFX GeForce 8200 Review