Biostar TA785GE

BIOS Overclocking options

BIOS Overclocking
The main part of the BIOS that most people will head to, once they've configured the clock and set their boot devices, is the ever faithful overclocking options.
On the Biostar this comes under the "T-Series" option, and provides just about everything you could want to obtain a stable overclock. Firstly to enable the overclock options you have two choices. The motherboard ships with three built in automatic overclocks, the V3, V6 and V9. However if you've made it this far into the BIOS none of these options are particularly good and even the V9 is a very mild overclock indeed. The V3 is so mild it's almost within BCLK tolerances.
TPower  DRAM Timings
All the various voltage adjustments you could need are available, with suitably small steps between each adjustment. However some truly insane numbers can be reached and anyone who fancies putting an extra 1.45v through their core needs psychiatric help. 
DRAM VOlts  CPU Volts
Lastly is the BIOS version of the Green Power Utility we looked at on the previous page. It's good to see Biostar supplying you with all the options in the BIOS that they provide in their software. The fewest things running in the background the happier we all are.
Green Power
Crikey that was a lot to cover. Finally we get to the bit I know you're all desperate for, the test system and how this board faired in the overclock tests.
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Most Recent Comments

11-12-2009, 16:04:12

Good review, though I was surprised at the lack of HDMI/SPDIF. I really thought they'd be standard on a MATX board with onboard GFX now. Seems like a great board for what it does, but it doesn't exactly do what you want. Not sure what Biostar are trying to do with this one.Quote

11-12-2009, 16:31:49

Didn't think of that tbh, and ur right.

I almost feel now that the mobo looks like it's perhaps 1 of 3 in a range or something, and this is the 'lite' edition.

£57 is kinda over stretching that thought tho.

Other than that, it does look like it does it's best to do what it is equipped with well enough. Biostar have made some mobos that similarly perform very well at what they offer.

I get the feeling now that this is a mobo shipped out to plug a previous generation gap for those who's mobos might have crapped out. Again tho, £57 aint right and I'm sure ASRock's attempts would be that much better and more equipped at doing that.

Complaints aside, the onboard managing over 30fps in that FarCry2 bench, even if maybe out of character, is fair for the HD4200. HTPC mobo - not really, but do able with more kit. Gaming pc - not really, but do able with more kit.

Odd one, great review.Quote

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