DFI LANPARTY LGA775 Showcase: The 925X-T2 & 875P-T
LANPARTY 925X-T2: BIOS & Overclocking
DFI did an excellent job with the LANPARTY 925X-T2's BIOS. They've incorporated all of the tools necessary to tweak performance and overclock a system, along with some additional features that make it extremely easy to experiment with different configurations...
The standard BIOS menus house all of the common tools necessary to enable, disable or tweak all of the 925X-T2's on-board peripherals. Most of these menus look just like any other motherboard that is equipped with a Phoenix / Award BIOS. It's in the "Genie BIOS Setting" and in the "CMOS Reloaded" sections that things get really interesting though.
As we browsed through the "Genie BIOS Settings" menu, it was clear DFI had the serious overclocker in mind when they were designing this board. In the "Genie BIOS settings" section, users have the ability to set the CPU core voltage as high as 1.9 volts, in .05 volt increments. Users are also able to adjust the Front Side Bus speed from 200MHz to 380MHz (depending on what type of CPU is installed), in 1MHz increments. The Northbridge voltage can be raised up to 1.8v and the DDR2 memory voltage can be raised up to 2.5v in .1v increments. The 925X-T2 also has the ability to unlock a lower multiplier when used in conjunction with a P4 560 of P4 550 CPU. Unfortunately, our test CPU is already unlocked so we were unable to properly test this feature.
The "CMOS Reloaded" menu is home to another very useful BIOS feature. With CMOS Reloaded, users can store different BIOS configuration, and load them by simply selecting them from a menu. You could have one configuration set up to underclock and undervolt your CPU to keep the system running quietly, and another set up with tweaked memory timings and an overclocked CPU for a hardcore gaming session. With CMOS reloaded, there is no need to set each option manually.