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  • DFI LanParty NFII Ultra Rev B Motherboard Review
  • DFI LanParty NFII Ultra Rev B Motherboard Review


    Benchmarks - Overclocked

    The highest stable overclock for this 2400+ processor is about 2200Mhz, the system will boot at 2300Mhz but requires a lot of core voltage and is not stable enough to run benchmarks for an extended length of time. With that in mind the overclocking section will focus on Northbridge overclocking with the 2400+ running at or around 2200Mhz.
    Wcpuid 200Mhz FSB
    Wcpuid 235Mhz FSB
    For the following overclocking tests 3 speed samples will be used. Default 2.0Ghz speed (133Mhz), Overclocked 2.2Ghz (200Mhz), and Overclocked 2.2Ghz (235Mhz). Both of the overclocked speed samples were recorded using Corsair TwinX XMS4000 DDR500 memory with the memory clock running 1:1
    SiSoft Sandra Overclocked 2400
    Running Athlon processors synchronous (FSB vs. Mem) will yield the highest total system performance. Even though this is only a 200Mhz processor overclock the gain in Sandra memory score is amazing.
    Here we have same story as before. Since Cachemem depends on both memory speed and total processor speed the similarity in Cachemem scores is not unexpected. Though notice the faster write speed at 235Mhz FSB.