Performance dropped much in our tests, so we do not recommend using this mode, if you don’t really have to. However, this reasoning is spoilt by the fact that there are much fewer inexpensive motherboards for Socket AM2 supporting CrossFire than models for SLI. This program also detects an additional sensor installed in a less hot part of the motherboard it can be used to monitor temperature inside a PC case. The mentioned BIOS parameters are available in this version, but the viability of non-standard settings hasn’t been tested. New item that you can order before we receive stock. In practice, we are to find out whether CPU overclocking will be limited by a motherboard as well as to evaluate its behavior in non-standard modes, including automatic restoration of a correct frequency after a failed overclocking attempt, etc. In 3DMark06, the GT-based card scored , which indicates reliability.
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As far as the temperature remains below the threshold, the cooler runs at a constant speed high, average, or hsb, depending on the target frequency. Stock level indicator Close.
ASRock ALiveXFire-eSATA2 — a Motherboard on AMD X CrossFire (Socket AM2)
Only overclockers will most likely be displeased and prefer a different model with a higher overclocking potential. The chipset does alivexfiree-esata2 grow very hot.
Supported by the biggest tech community forums. But as the motherboard would stubbornly set our memory to DDR, increasing memory frequency to DDR yielded better results.
Neither increasing chipset voltage nor reducing HT bus multiplier improved overclocking. Write a review Reviews will be active after verification. However, Northbridge heatsink is installed so that a CPU cooler can contribute to its cooling.
Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. Decent price, kept me updated with progress, well packed and they chucked in some sweeties! However, most motherboards in this price segment do not have eSATA ports at all. We use all features of the motherboard in this test, including raising CPU voltage and adjusting multipliers and frequencies of system and peripheral buses, if necessary but if, for example, reducing Hyper-Transport frequency does not improve overclocking, we leave the default multiplier.
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Alivexfire-esaa2 more of this here or read the original article and fix here. We only had to install our graphics card driver in order to get our system fully functional.
It needs plugging and replugging again. But this option looks more than logical, if such a motherboard is not much more expensive. Consider this board only if you’re on a tight budget and if you’re not going to be using a lot of expansion cards and USB devices.
Besides, we have gripes with the function that rolls back to default BIOS settings, when your system freezes. What’s also important, the cards are quite competitive and popular in their segments. The Item is built to order. The board already suffers from a shortage of fixed USB 2.
I found out that having USB disk connected, even if the boot order is correctly configured would stop the boot process with a blinking cursor. Proprietary technologies and peculiarities AM2 Boost — this mode automatically raises frequencies and reduces timings, it’s declared to increase memory performance by However, this reasoning is spoilt by the fact that there are much fewer inexpensive motherboards for Socket AM2 supporting CrossFire than models for SLI.
Overclocking In order to evaluate the motherboard and its BIOS, we overclock our testbed processor to a maximum stable level.
Fastidious users may grumble about the location of the floppy connector in the very bottom as well as about the way eSATA ports are connected. The motherboard is praiseworthy in terms of integrated audio. In practice, we are to find out whether CPU overclocking will be limited by a motherboard as well as to evaluate its behavior in non-standard modes, including automatic restoration of a correct frequency after a failed overclocking attempt, etc.
In 3DMark06, the GT-based card scoredwhich indicates reliability. Every now and then, my microsoft mouse is dead, but powered on. Be the first to review this product.
Asrck in with LinkedIn Sign in with Facebook. This program also detects an additional sensor installed in a less hot part of the motherboard uwb can be used to monitor temperature inside a PC case. We didn’t even have to use the supplied driver CD as Vista detected all ussb the hardware components and installed them automatically. Ask a question Compare.