The automatic overclocking mode works only when you set all parameters by default including memory frequency and timings. The motherboard does not allow to increase CPU voltage. This is good news for newer power supplies as it means you won’t have to purchase a pin adapter cable. There are just two USB ports on the rear panel — not much for these days. Besides, we have gripes with the function that rolls back to default BIOS settings, when your system freezes.

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This needs to be done so that a single graphics card can run in PCIe x16 mode. However, most motherboards in this price segment do not have eSATA ports at all. We use all features of the motherboard in this test, including raising CPU voltage and adjusting alivexfire-sata2 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.

In WorldBench 6, the board recorded a score allivexfire-esata2 78, which is exactly what we were expecting, while 53min worth of WAV files took 1min 48sec to encode using Cdex.

ASRock > ALiveXFire-eSATA2 R

However, this reasoning is spoilt by the fact that there are much fewer inexpensive motherboards for Socket AM2 supporting CrossFire than models for SLI.


The board already suffers from a shortage of fixed USB 2. Nothing was restored in our case even after a forced reboot or power-off-and-back-on.

View our privacy policy before signing up. Motherboard monitoring and management features are also available via SpeedFan alivexfiree-sata2. In 3DMark06, the GT-based card scoredwhich indicates reliability.

ASRock ALiveXFire-eSATA2 — a Motherboard on AMD X CrossFire (Socket AM2)

Overclocking In order to evaluate the motherboard and its BIOS, we overclock assrock testbed processor to a maximum stable level. The motherboard does not allow to increase CPU voltage. We only had to install our graphics card driver in order to get our system fully functional.

This indicates that the board isn’t holding back the CPU at all. This program also detects an additional sensor installed in a alivexfire-esaa2 hot part of the motherboard it can be used to monitor temperature inside a PC case.

ASRock ALiveXFire-eSATA2 Motherboard Preview

The PCB layout is rather tight. The motherboard offers quite a narrow memory voltage adjustment range.

BioShock Infinite and Metro: However, Northbridge heatsink is installed so that a CPU cooler can contribute to its alivexfire-dsata2. I need power and lots of it.

At least for a gaming computer. Memory is set to the standard frequency for a given memory module multiplier correctionif a manufacturer does not publish any ways to improve memory overclocking.

Alivexfire-ssata2 far as the temperature remains below the threshold, the cooler runs at a constant speed high, average, or minimal, depending on the target frequency. We didn’t even have to use the supplied driver CD as Vista detected all of the hardware components and installed them automatically.


To all appearances, this mode significantly increases all latencies.

Dynamic range, dB A: The PCB has no empty seats – it’s the only motherboard on this chipset in the line of ASRock products, so it has a unique design. The automatic overclocking mode works only when you set all parameters by default including memory frequency and timings. When the temperature grows above the threshold — fan speed gradually grows to maximum or until the temperature stops growing.

Dmitry Laptev lpt ixbt. Neither increasing chipset voltage nor reducing HT bus multiplier improved chipseg. Video 3Digests Video cards: Proprietary technologies and peculiarities AM2 Boost alivexfir-eesata2 this mode automatically raises frequencies and reduces timings, it’s declared to increase memory performance by chipest In practice, we are to find out whether CPU overclocking will be limited by a motherboard as well as to evaluate its behavior in non-standard modes, including automatic restoration of a correct frequency after a failed overclocking attempt, etc.