Intel DP55WG Motherboard Review :: BIOS and Overclocking

11-15-2009 · Category: Motherboards

By Anthony Reynolds

Intel uses their own BIOS with some modifications for their DP55WG board. The top menu is split into Main, Advanced, and Performance, Security, Power, Boot and Exit submenus. The Main Menu shows the BIOS version, the Processor type, the Active Processor Cores, the clock frequencies for the BCLK, the Turbo speed and the overridden memory speed.


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The CPU BCLK can be set from 133-240MHz in 1MHz increments. The PCI Express clock can be adjusted from 100MHz-110MHz in 1MHz increments. CPU Voltage can be set from 1.0V-2.3V in 0.0125V increments. Memory voltage can be set from 1.3V-2V in 0.01V increments. The memory controller voltage can be set from 1.1-1.8V in 0.01V increments. The PCH Voltage can be set from 1.03V-1.5V in 0.01V increments.

Overclocking using the Turbo Boost option set the multiplier to 27 on a Intel Core i7 870. This resulted in a 3.6GHz overclock. I was able to boost it a little higher than that to 3.86GHz stable. One thing about Intelís Turbo Boost utility is that it only works on Intel boards. Other manufacturers have released boards on this chipset that donít overclock as well with their default overclocking utility but overclock higher manually.


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