ABIT motherboards have become known as the enthusiast's choice when it comes to overclocking for good reason: ABIT invented overclocking. The first jumperless motherboards, the first to bring voltage tweaks to the mainstream. Made from the highest quality components and ABIT Engineered to be pushed to the limit, ABIT boards also come with the most tweaker-friendly BIOS in the Industry: ABIT Softmenu™. Not content to rest on their laurels, the ABIT Engineers have designed the MAX3 to help the tweaking-addicted reach new performance highs with higher memory voltages and ABIT Engineered Overclocking Features. These ABIT Engineered features allow for the highest overclocks in the motherboard industry and are the difference between a record-breaking performance rig and everybody else's white box.
Remember, if it's not ABIT Engineered, it's just another motherboard™
Within ABIT Softmenu™, Game Accelerator allows users the following options:
Users have a choice between "Auto", "Turbo", "Street racer" and "F1" so they can optimize their system performance according to their memory modules. With each setting, users can push their overall PC performance further and further. Those who select F1 in the BIOS settings are looking to get Formula 1 performance from their desktop PC, and so should be prepared to unleash raw computing power.
ABIT's legendary SoftMenu™ gives users the Maximum Edge. Since its inception users worldwide have raved about the flexibility of SoftMenu™, the first BIOS interface of its kind. Key system parameters that are adjustable within Softmenu include CPU FSB range, DDR VCC adjustment range, FSB:AGP:PCI ratio, multiplier factor and CPU Core Voltage. These are the parameters that matter most to getting the most system performance and where the overclockers look to max out their systems. With Softmenu™, enthusiasts have the most overclocker friendly BIOS with which to tweak their systems.
While other motherboard companies try to get away with using 2 phase power, ABIT gives you more power. Although 2 phase power is fine for standard applications, overclocking freaks and tweak-gods need more power for their insanely overclocked system busses. As well, the next generation of CPUs require more phases of power to overclock properly; thus ABIT is the only motherboard company that can guarantee our boards will be able to overclock the next generation of CPUs.
When performance freaks are testing out a new rig or even tweaking an old favourite for a marathon BF1942 session, failed BIOS settings and aggressive overclocking can be tricky to get right, especially if you're clearing the CMOS data and rebooting the system each time
How does TweakGuard™ Guard your Tweak?
ABIT TweakGuard is a feature within ABIT Softmenu™which is automatically alerted when a failed overclock shuts down your system. Thus when you restart your system, the BIOS automatically loads your default settings. ABIT's TweakGuard™ lets you tweak with ease, letting you concentrate more on eradicating your enemies than fooling around with your computer case.
"Interestingly enough, ABIT also gives you the ability to set your AGP/PCI buses to other higher settings than just 66MHz/33MHz. You could, for example, lock the AGP/PCI buses at 68MHz/34MHz and have the FSB set as high as you want. A pretty nifty feature if you ask us."
Anand Lal Shimpi, Anandtech
The ABIT FanEQ cooling system, intelligently and automatically adjusts CPU fan speed according to system load and temperature. Not only do many CPU cooling fans sound like a 747 during take-off, low fan speeds provide inadequate cooling and can lead to system overheating.
How does ABIT FanEQ Work? Incorporating an ABIT-developed ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit), which monitors CPU temperature and adjusts fan speed, the FanEQ technology automatically lowers fan speed when CPU temperature is decreased due to lighter system load, ensuring a quiet computing environment. And of course, when system load increases CPU temperature, particularly in instances of extreme overclocking, FanEQ pumps up fan speed to gale-force levels for cool and stable system performance. With FanEQ, ABIT overclockers have no need for expensive after-market cooling solutions, nor do they have to worry about their system temperature while tweaking their system way beyond spec.
"Even before the rise of the hardcore "enthusiast", ABIT was the first to include such features as Vcore control and a truly jumperless mainboard."
Kyle Bennett, HardOCP.com
ABIT's ThermalGuard™ (Hardware Thermal Protection) technology is designed for the overclocking maniacs who truly need to push the limits of performance time after time. During excessive tweaking, ThermalGuard™ technology prevents the CPU from overheating and burning up in the case of any hardware cooling malfunction. When the temperature of an Intel Pentium 4 CPU is over the default threshold temperature value, the system will immediately shut down. Unlike other manufacturers, which use the BIOS or software to deliver the same feature, ABIT's ThermalGuard™ technology is more reliable because it is hardware-controlled and uninterruptible.
How does ABIT's ThermalGuard™ Technology work?
ABIT's ThermalGuard™ technology uses a special ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) chip to detect the approximate temperature of the CPU and calculates to see if it is over the threshold or not. If the temperature has reached CPU-obliterating levels, the ASIC will send out a signal to shut the system down, stopping your CPU from cooking like scrambled eggs and letting the die-hards live to tell the tale.
Why hardware control?
The ABIT Engineers have determined that traditional software-controlled methods fail to guarantee the level of safety necessary for CPUs because excess heat produced may make the operation of application programs and the operating system unstable or even malfunction. Because ABIT's ThermalGuard™ uses pure hardware detection, it provides more reliable control for the true overclocking fanatics that use and abuse ABIT boards.
Del med dine venner