As usual before the motherboard testing got underway, the memory was first set to DDR so it would not hold the motherboard back. Anything higher and the motherboard would not boot into Windows. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. If you’re new to Overclocking and not sure what to do, check out these two excellent Guides for some pointers: Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Biostar does not place a expansion devices just below the PCI Express x16 slot, so it is easy to use a videocard with a larger thermal solution because you are not losing expansion opportunities.

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We once again contacted Biostar and chastised them for this omission.

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In the DRAM configuration menu you’ll find the memory timing options. That allowed the motherboard to reach just a bit higher and it maxed out at a top speed of MHz.

The Intel ICH8R Southbridge will produce a bit of heat on its own, but is also passively cooled with a simple heatsink. Looking at their latest retail BIOS, Biostar indicated that they’re working on improving overclocking bandwidth, but at its present state, we could only achieve a maximum MHz overclock even with a Core 2 Duo E – dampening its appeal tforc a budget enthusiast motherboard.

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Most likely, the CPU was holding the system back from achieving a faster speed. There are also more advanced memory timing adjustments. The Intel P Northbridge generates a fair amount of heat so p9665 better have a good amount of system airflow.


Next up we’ll be benchmarking the Biostar TForce P Deluxe motherboard, but first it’s yforce for a little overclocking In the second column are the general specs for the reference platforms this Intel based system is to be compared against.

Please note that we only post pictures of the interesting BIOS sections, no one really cares about integrated peripheral options or boot devices do they? After a few more attempts to increase the speed, the TForce P motherboard settled on a maximum speed of MHz.

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While the pin ATX power connection is in an awkward position, Biostar stated this was the best possible location for stable power delivery, and we are seeing biostad location utilized more and more on other P and X boards now.

Intel Pentium D Conclusion Conclusion We started out this review with niggling doubts that the Biostar TForce P motherboard would just fall into the sea tfoce mediocrity as with most unimpressive mainstream offerings.

Increasing the CPU voltage to 1. About Us Employment Privacy Policy.

Biostar TForce P Deluxe – Conroe Buying Guide: Feeding the Monster

Beginners Guides Cases and Access. Fixed at 33 Dynamic Tuning: This gives the board a more well rounded feature set for a mainstream board and be able to keep costs to a reasonable level without additional third party controllers. This board only supports up to 2. About Us Employment Privacy Policy. Tests were run with both the Intel Pentium D and the Intel Core 2 Duo E processors so you get an idea at how the processor choice will affect overall performance.


If anything, Biostar has to work on their layout. CPU voltage goes as high as 1.

Starting at MHz the motherboard frequency was increased in MHz intervals, yes I was a bit impatient. The board also surprised us with its innate chipset cooling performance. Auto, PCIe Speeds: Sign up now Username Viostar Remember Me. The details of how the Biostar TForce P Deluxe motherboard test system was configured for benchmarking, including the specific hardware, software drivers, operating system and benchmark versions are indicated below. Biostar’s latest Core 2 motherboard was actually quite a leap forward in terms of quality and performance, putting it on par with top tier manufacturer products.

The balance of the BIOS is obviously tailored for this type of user and unlike others we have tested this BIOS was stable and almost error free for a first release. Really waiting for the nforce 5 series to be mature too.

Before starting to overclock, the memory was set to run in DDR MHz mode, this way it will not limit the motherboard’s top speed.