GIGABYTE MA785GMT-UD2H Motherboard Review :: BIOS and Overclocking

08-06-2009 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

GIGABYTE uses a modified Phoenix Award BIOS that is common to their motherboard chipsets. The main menu is split into the Motherboard Intelligent Tweaker, Standard CMOS Features, Advanced BIOS Features, Integrated Peripherals, Power Management Setup, PNP/PCI Configurations, and PC Health Status. The MIT is where the tweaking and overclocking is done.


GIGABYTE MA785GMT-UD2H Motherboard Review Battery

Battery

GIGABYTE MA785GMT-UD2H Motherboard Review Dual BIOS

Dual BIOS


Standard CMOS Features shows the Date, Time, detected IDE devices, the Drive A, the Halt on Error, and memory detected. Advanced BIOS Features is where you set the memory footprint for the integrated graphics, what mode the integrated graphics uses, which onboard video output the integrated graphics uses, the CPU Features, and the Boot Device Priority.

Integrated Peripherals is where you set RAID for your HDDs. This is also where you disable or enable the HD Audio, the LAN, Firewire and USB Devices. Power Management Setup is where you set the ACPI Suspend Type, the Power on by mouse or keyboard, the Modem Ring Resume and PME Event Wake Up, AC Back function and Power On by Alarm.


GIGABYTE MA785GMT-UD2H Motherboard Review Easy Tune 6

Easy Tune 6

GIGABYTE MA785GMT-UD2H Motherboard Review Overclocked

Overclocked


Overclocking on a motherboard is dependent on a lot of factors including the CPU being used, the cooling being used, the ambient temperature, the voltages and much more. I was able to overclock the GIGABYTE board to 345MHz FSB, which is pretty good and the clock speed to 3055MHz (235MHz FSBx13). The system was completely stable at that clock speed.

MIT has a wide variety of options for an inexpensive board like the GIGABYTE MA785GMT-UD2H. The settings include Advanced Clock Calibration, EC Firmware Selection, Value, CPU Clock Ratio, CPU Northbridge Frequency, CPU Host Clock Control, CPU Frequency, PCIE Clock and more. I have listed the various settings in this chart for your convenience:


Part Number MA785MT-UD2H
Setting Range
EC Firmware Selection Normal Hybrid
Advanced Clock Calibration Disabled, Auto, All cores, Per core
Value +12%- -12%
Value Core 0, Value Core 1, Value Core 2, Value Core 3 -12%- +12%
CPU Clock Ratio Dependent on CPU
CPU Northbridge Frequency Dependent on CPU
CPU Frequency 200-500MHz
PCIE Clock 100-200MHz
HT Link Width Auto, 8 bit, 16 bit
HT Link Frequency Auto, x1-x10
VGA Core Clock 200-2000MHz
Memory Clock X4-X8
DCTs mode Ganged, Unganged
CAS latency 4T-12T
RAS to CAS RW Delay 5T-12T
Row Precharge Time 5T-12T
Minimum RAS Active Time 15T-30T
1T/2T Command Timing 1T/2T
TwTr Command Delay 4T-7T
Trfc0 Command Delay 4T-7T
Trfc0 for DIMM1 Auto, 90ns, 110ns, 160ns, 300ns, 350ns
Trfc2 for DIMM2 Auto, 90ns, 110ns, 160ns, 300ns, 350ns
Trfc1 for DIMM 3 Auto, 90ns, 110ns, 160ns, 300ns, 350ns
Trfc3 for DIMM 4 Auto, 90ns, 110ns, 160ns, 300ns, 350ns
Write Recovery Time Auto, 5T-6T, 10T, 12T
Precharge Time 4T-7T
Row Cycle Time 11T-42T
RAS to RAS Delay 4T-7T
DDR3 Voltage control Normal, +0.050V- +0.750V
NB Voltage Control Normal, +0.1V- +0.3V
SB Volt Control Normal, +0.1V- +0.2V
Side Port Mem Volt Control Normal, +0.1V- +0.3V
CPU NB VID Control Dependent on CPU
CPU Voltage Control Dependent on CPU

Bios Screenshots


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