RAM is set by using multiplier correction to the standard frequency for the modules being used, unless the manufacturer specifies methods for improving memory overclocking, in which case their effectiveness is also explored. Cheap speakers and headphones can’t output low frequencies anyway. The graphics port, despite the fact that the chipset itself is located in the area of the peripheral ports and is not obstructing it, is moved away from the CPU socket, therefore there are no problems with installing even a large CPU cooler. He doesn’t want to pay more for the options that he doesn’t intend to use, but he does want to be able to install all the peripherals that he has accumulated and that require formally obsolete ports and connectors. Time will tell, but for now let us return to our modest task of examining a board with almost the least functionality of any one available on the market, which nevertheless falls into the ATX form factor category.

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The board’s layout stands out because of its spacious distribution of expansion slots. Overclocking In order to evaluate the overclocking capabilities of the board and its BIOS, we overclock our testbed CPU to the highest frequency possible that also allows for stable operation.

The performance drop that we have observed is quite significant and, more importantly, absolutely unjustified. However, having looked into the details and having heard the board’s audio output we find nothing terrible in the way it actually sounds.

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Conclusion Even if the market niche for reduced functionality system boards based on chipsets without integrated graphics that was described in the introduction really exists, we can’t conclude that the board being examined is a successful candidate for a high position in it.


Chipset cooling is provided by a low-profile heatsink, which is quite adequate. Thus, a well-known misconception that the boards with integrated graphics are the cheapest ones would be disproved. When manually setting memory clock rate in BIOS we are only given the option to limit the maximum clock rate while the specific value is set automatically.

Suppose a nforce6m-q is accustomed to building nfprce6m-a upgrading computers for himself, his relatives, acquaintances, colleagues and friends. For audi reason, it is impossible for us, and any other review, to determine the overclocking potential of any board with megahertz precision.

In addition to that, there are two SATA ports, a TPM module socket and some extra rarely used ports, which were intended, perhaps, for a more expensive version based on the chipset without the Ecw suffix.

Indeed, more than a few boards of the microATX form factor have by far more attractive functionality. However, there is no guarantee that the board won’t choose an even lower value for some strange reason for certain expensive high-quality DDR modules. This board is not meant for overclocking fans, despite its ability to reduce the multipliers of HT sudio and memory.

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One usually expects to see more variety when dealing with a system board based on a chipset without integrated graphics. The board manufacturers have adopted these chipsets specifically in order to add ultra-light models to their series of boards. BioShock Infinite and Metro: Of course, a lot depends on the price, but this is most likely just the “first try”.

Toggling of audio nforce6m-s functions is implemented quite conveniently. It is important to realize that overclocking performance varies by motherboard and is, to some extent, an individual characteristic of each specific unit.

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This model on the manufacturer’s web-site Dmitriy Laptev lpt ixbt. Such a version, however, is currently not on the official model list. The graphics port, despite the fact that the chipset itself is located in the area of the peripheral ports and is not obstructing it, eccs moved away from the CPU ahdio, therefore there are no problems with installing even a large CPU cooler.

Control of computer wake on signal from USB-devices that are connected to the rear panel ports and additional port brackets. As we have mentioned earlier, heat emission of the modern single-bridge NVIDIA chipsets is relatively low, therefore, making active cooling an exception to the rule. After all, despite everything, MS Vista has gained acceptance and will nforcce6m-a its expansion into the office computer sector.

However, if lowering Hyper-Transport frequency, for example, doesn’t improve overclocking performance, the default multiplier is used instead.

The practical goal of our test is to find out if the CPU’s high overclocking potential is hindered by the board and to evaluate the board’s behavior in non-standard BIOS modes.

In that case his motivation is quite obvious. On the other hand, this board is still of the ATX form factor, which not only negatively affects its production cost, but also prevents it from being installed into a compact chassis.

They may justly fear that integrated graphics might not provide as clear a picture via analog output, auxio a discrete graphics bforce6m-a would. SigmaTel audio codecs are very rarely found on the modern boards. Besides, the solution suggests itself – intuitively such computers should be built using microATX boards with restricted functionality based on a chipset without an integrated graphics core.