P4T Pentium 4 i850 Motherboard
Intel's Reference Design
P4T Installation & Setup
Surprisingly, moving to a new processor architecture
this time around doesn't mean you'll pulling your
hair out over bugs, compatibility or
instability. In fact, of the three
motherboards we have tested thus far, none have
exhibited anything but rock solid performance.
The Asus P4T was a pleasure to work with and fairly
easy to configure as well.
CPU and RAM Options
configuration options in the BIOS can be utilized
for setting up you CPU and RAMBUS memory.
There is even a RAMBUS clock multiplier setting,
giving you the ability to multiply the front side
bus by 3 or 4. Depending on which FSB you
choose, you can also run the RAMBUS clock out of
spec, over-clocking or under-clocking it for that
matter. Either way, this option gives you more
flexibility when choosing which FSB to set since you
can relax the DRAM clock if need be.
of over-clocking, things stacked up nicely here for
the Asus P4T.
The Pentium 4 On The Asus P4T
much fun, we decided to give it an
article all its own.
offers the types of features in this department,
that the Intel reference D850GB motherboard lacked
so desperately. With a fair amount of FSB
selections (we would have liked a few more however)
and CPU Voltage adjustments, the P4T is built for
under pressure is what this board is all
about. This speed was achieved with excellent
stability. For more details in this area of
performance with the P4T, please check
our "Pentium 4 Adventures In Overclocking"
article where we look in depth at the P4 and P4T
Motherboard performance with respect to
**It should also be noted that we targeted the
highest clock speed possible here and were able to
do so with the help of our "unlocked"
engineering sample P4 chip at 13X133MHz. FSB.
The stock multiplier setting for the P4 1.5GHz. is
15X and we achieved 1725MHz. with that setup at
115MHz. Front Side Bus speed.
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