Op de newspage van BXBoards kwam ik een interessante posting tegen over de nieuwe LU BIOS update voor de Abit BX6-II:
Hi Toby, I just wanted to drop you a note on this LU update from Abit.I've heard rumors here and there that the new bios allows you (if you are currently using a voltage higher than default for the cpu) to drop it down a notch and still maintain stability. Just for the heck of it, I decided to try it out on two BX6 R2's laying around.
On each board I had a SL2TV PII 333 running 103x5=515 @ 2.2 volt. I could drop the voltage down to 2.1 on both machines, and they would still boot into windows but would become a little unstable when running Prime 95 for a long time or playing Q3 test or Midtown Madness. I installed the LU update, and dropped the voltage down to 2.1...... and lo and behold, the system is exactly as stable as it was at 2.2 volt. No crashes or other weird symptoms. A little skeptical, I tried the same on the other board, and again, same result. I have no clue what the technical reason for this is, or if Abit even changed *anything* related to stability with this bios build. For all I know it could have been positive karma or the mating habits of the ducks in the Galapagos Islands.... I dunno... but it does seem to hold true.
I'd love to know what, if anything, Abit changed to upgrade this stability....... [break] En de reactie van Toby (BXBoards):[/break] I decided to try it out for myself, and sure enough, my P3-450 that only ran stable @2.2 volts (@581Mhz) runs perfectly stable at 2.1 volts now. Because I was still a bit skeptical, I verified with Motherboard Monitor that the voltage was actually at 2.1. I'm going to look into this a bit further and post what I find. If anyone else has had similar experiences, please E-Mail me.