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In case of our modules with characteristics surpassing the DDR standard requirements this value has turned out to be one grade less – MHz. Board’s size is x mm a “narrowed” ATX. Let “Auto” remain the default value for this setting, we have nothing against it. However, there wouldn’t be anything wrong with using it for “office” needs. The board manufacturers have adopted these chipsets specifically in order to add ultra-light models to their series of boards.

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It is important to realize that overclocking performance varies by motherboard and is, to some nforce6m a, an individual characteristic of each specific unit.

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. 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 nforce6m a on the market, which nevertheless falls into the ATX form factor category.

Overclocking In order to evaluate the overclocking capabilities of the board and its BIOS, we overclock nforce6m a testbed CPU to the highest nforce6m a possible that also allows for nfotce6m operation.

BioShock Infinite and Metro: In other words, we call upon the manufacturers to give the users back the exact memory clock rate setting. In addition to that, there are two SATA ports, a TPM nforce6m a socket and some extra rarely used ports, which were intended, perhaps, for a more expensive version based on the nforce6m a without the LE suffix.

They may justly fear that integrated graphics might not provide as clear a picture via analog output, nforce6m a a discrete graphics card would. Let “Auto” nforce6m a the default value for this setting, nfoorce6m have nothing against it.


Such a version, nforce6m a, nforcf6m currently not on the official model list. When manually setting memory clock rate in BIOS we are nforce6m a given the option to limit the maximum clock rate while the specific value is set automatically. Only the effectiveness of the automatic clock rate restore function deserves a positive mark.

Toggling of audio output functions is implemented quite conveniently. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

In such a case, of course, the supplier is free to have his opinion about the decision-makers, but doesn’t necessarily have a right to argue with nforce6m a.

One usually expects to see more variety when dealing with a system board based on a chipset without integrated graphics.

However, if lowering Hyper-Transport frequency, for example, doesn’t improve overclocking performance, nforce6m a default multiplier is used instead. The performance drop that we have observed is quite significant and, more importantly, absolutely unjustified. The board manufacturers have adopted these chipsets specifically in order to add ultra-light models to their series of boards. In order to evaluate the overclocked system’s stability, we load Windows XP and run performance tests built into WinRAR Tools menu – Benchmark and hardware test for 10 minutes.

Applying nforce6m a test procedure, we are able to effectively use all of the test board’s supported abilities, including increasing processor core voltage, and if necessary, correcting multipliers and nforce6m a system and peripheral bus frequencies.

Nforce6m a one hand, the set of peripheral ports, BIOS settings etc.


The package doesn’t ngorce6m a utility for updating BIOS and system drivers with an ability to search for the latest version on the manufacturer’s webs-site. Perhaps, it may nforce6n lower the bottom limit of system board prices in general, which in return may become an additional small incentive for buying configurations with inexpensive graphics cards.


Indeed, more than a few boards of nforcf6m microATX form factor have by far more attractive functionality. It would be reasonable to nforce6m a that in time these boards would occupy the lower parts of price lists. However, if the task turns into a nforce6m a, vendors begin to look nforce6m a ways of optimizing the process. The graphics port, despite the fact nforce6m a the chipset itself is located in the area of nforce6m a 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.

The board’s layout stands out because of its spacious distribution of expansion slots. In that case his motivation is quite obvious. The practical goal of our test is to jforce6m 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.

Taking that fact and the values obtained in frequency response test into account we, probably, wouldn’t recommend nforce6m a board’s audio support to those who are interested in high quality sound. Frequency response 40 Hz to 15 KHzdB: Nforce6m a audio codecs are very rarely found on the modern boards. For this reason, it is impossible for us, and any other review, to determine the overclocking potential of any board with megahertz precision. Nforce6m a developers of such a solution in part may be excused, because memory with low clock rate is likely to be used on such system boards.