System Utility

nVidia introduced their System Utility last fall, which could be used for controlling overclocking within Windows on motherboards with the BIOS hooks to support the Utility. The nForce2 Ultra400Gb fully supports the latest System Utility 1.08.05.

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Basic Overclocking is much more than the name suggests. FSB, AGP bus, vCore, voltages, memory timings, and fan speeds can be controlled and monitored in the Basic screen.

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The Info screen gives very complete details of your system.

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Advanced Overclocking gives even finer control of OC with drop-down menu adjustments. Even boot sequence and AGP aperture can be adjusted using the Advanced controls.

nVidia will be introducing a completely updated System Utility 2.0 in the near future. The new System Utility is designed to provide even greater control over the new capabilities of the nForce3-250Gb. The Ultra 400Gb will be fully supported in System Utility 2.0.

Basic Features: nVidia nForce2 Ultra 400Gb Reference Board Performance Test Configuration


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  • Myrandex - Thursday, May 13, 2004 - link

    It woudl still be kinda disappointing to go out and purchase a brand new AthlonXP 3200+ system with this nvidia motherboard and later realize that there will be no further upgrades CPU wise. I have been pushing peopel to go to Athlon64 CPUs for that reason really, unless its an extreme budget situation. Reply
  • segagenesis - Thursday, May 13, 2004 - link

    Extra features like SATA + Raid + Gigabit LAN on the chipset are a nice bonus. Kudos to nVidia for continuing to improve on features. Reply
  • psiu - Thursday, May 13, 2004 - link

    Under final words it begins, "The Socket A Athlon 64 has not received the attention that the newer Athlon 64 chips have gotten in recent months, but the motherboards still sell in very large numbers for nVidia."

    That's supposed to be Socket A Athlon * XP *, right?

    Anyway, neato! Happy to see that socket-A won't just up and disappear overnight, and features and performance are still being worked on for it.

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