That’s why we decided to pay close attention to the offer from ASRock. As usual, we recommend that you should not neglect this opportunity, especially if you are an overclocker. Overclocking In order to evaluate the motherboard and its BIOS, we overclock our testbed processor to a maximum stable level. Support for the external SATA interface, even if not quite elegant, also seems like a good point for this model, if you are thinking about an external hard drive with the most progressive connection method. BioShock Infinite and Metro: The board’s layout is a little perplexing. But as the motherboard would stubbornly set our memory to DDR, increasing memory frequency to DDR yielded better results.
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Video 3Digests Video cards: Proprietary technologies and peculiarities AM2 Boost — this mode automatically raises frequencies and reduces timings, it’s declared to increase memory performance by Besides, we have gripes with the function that rolls back to default BIOS settings, when your system freezes.
As for the rest of the board’s layout, we didn’t have any problems installing our CPU or memory, there was adequate clearance around these slots, and the pin power connector is located in a position that allows a pin power cable to be installed. That’s why we decided to pay close attention to the offer from ASRock.
This program also detects an additional sensor installed in a less hot part of the motherboard it can be used to monitor temperature inside a PC case.
The automatic overclocking mode works only when you set all parameters by default including memory frequency and timings. Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. The board already suffers from a shortage of fixed USB 2. Support for the external Alivexfier-esata2 interface, even if not quite elegant, also seems like a good point for this model, if you are thinking about an external hard drive with the most progressive connection method.
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We didn’t even have to use the supplied driver CD as Vista detected all of the hardware components and installed them automatically. Even though this board is inexpensive and has two eSATA ports, it’s still quite limited. Overclocking In order to evaluate the motherboard and its BIOS, we overclock our testbed chpset to a maximum stable level.
Unfortunately, only 4-pin fans can be controlled.
Sign in with LinkedIn Sign in with Facebook. We only had to install our graphics card driver in order to get our system fully functional.
The Alivexfire-easta2 has no empty seats – it’s the only motherboard on this chipset in the line of ASRock products, so it has a unique design. CrossFire has already become no less popular than SLI.
Dynamic range, dB A: Dmitry Laptev lpt ixbt. The board’s layout is a little perplexing.
So you shouldn’t use it with modules requiring increased voltage modules for overclockersespecially as it makes no sense – the motherboard is not good at overclocking. This indicates that the board isn’t holding back the CPU at all. In practice, we are to find out whether CPU allivexfire-esata2 will be limited by a motherboard as well as to evaluate its behavior in non-standard modes, including automatic restoration of alivexfire-eata2 correct frequency after a failed overclocking attempt, etc.
What’s also important, the cards are quite competitive and popular in their segments. The motherboard is praiseworthy in terms of integrated audio. We use all features of the motherboard in this test, including raising CPU voltage and adjusting multipliers and frequencies of system and peripheral buses, if necessary but if, for example, reducing Hyper-Transport frequency does not improve overclocking, we leave the default multiplier. This is good news for newer power supplies as it means you won’t have to purchase a pin adapter cable.
ASRock ALiveXFire-eSATA2 — a Motherboard on AMD X CrossFire (Socket AM2)
As far as the temperature remains below the threshold, the cooler runs at a constant speed high, average, or minimal, depending on the target frequency. You can argue whether it’s expedient to buy a CrossFire as well as SLI Ready system — a motherboard with two graphics ports – and install just a single video card.
Would you buy this? Motherboard monitoring and management features are also available via SpeedFan 4.