quote:The new 0507 BIOS for the P5B Deluxe, dated 8/10/2007, has two new and exciting features:
quote:So the p5b has a ddr2-400 setting? I thought the lowest was a 1:1 ratio(533 setting).
quote:does the non-deluxe p5b get the same oc results?
quote:As I am no expert in overclocking the only thing I tried to up was the FSB, from 266 I managed to push it to 310, before that it would crash.
quote:I wish Anandtech were more forthcoming with what kind of overclocks you can see with different memory/dividers, and compare the performance. Not everyone has the economical predisposition to buy super expensive "enthusiast" memory; and definitely not wanting to pay twice the price for 2-3% improvement in theoretical benchmarks, like in the past. I'm sick of the memory tunnel vision on hardware review sites.
quote:Exactly. The whole article has been singing in ASUS tune when in fact they've just copied someone else's feature! Shame shame.
quote:Anandtech articles are so significant to a lot of people and companies -- you simply can't afford to make such elementary mistakes! If some motherboard manufacturers tell you they have unlocked one of Intel's most highly kept secrets, you'll have to start questioning from every angle -- not embrace it like every other fan-boys.
quote:Nope. I don't work for Intel.
quote:There's no way you can unlock it upwards -- unless you have the 2 tools I had access to. And no, you do not have access to those tools.
quote:Like I've said, there're only 2 tools that are capable of 'unlocking' (it's actually reversing) the fused settings. 3 if you consider micro surgery on the chip itself. Never had the need to use that big expensive machine though. If the chip is properly configured (i.e. all production parts), you can forget reversing it. I can't go into more details about the 2 tools, but I can assure you that ASUS or any other mobo manufacturers for that matter do not have access to them.
quote:Only thing I can say for certain is that you're coming off as an arrogant prick, Zach.
quote:There were B1 steppings that made it to retail, at least according to a few of the recording threads I've seen.
quote:he basis of a stronger memory controller bios still stands and this board is significantly stronger than Gigabyte's in that regard alone.
quote:The bottom line is that the B2 is a later, IMPROVED stepping that should actually at least match these results.
quote:1) How is it possible that they can do this? I thought the multiplier lock was something phyiscally hard-wired in the manufacture of the processor - akin to those graphics cards that absolutely cannot unlock extra pipes.
quote:2) Any chance that we'll see it appearing on the other ASUS conroe boards? Or is the answer to (1) intricately linked to the north bridge?
quote:ASUS followed Gigabyte -- AFAIK, Gigabyte already has this feature since they introduced 965P-series boards. They did it so early that they didn't need any updates.