Extreme Hardware heeft een review in elkaar geklust van het MSI MS-6163 Pro moederbord met BX chipset. Dankzij de gezonde reeks busspeeds en voltage tweaking valt er best wel te overklokken met deze plaat. Hieronder een stukkie:
The MS-6163Pro has just about every feature youíd look for in an overclocking motherboard. The board features all the popular bus speeds and allows voltage tweaking to both the CPU core and VIO chipset. For the hardcore tweaker, MSI lets you jack the CPU to a very high 2.4 volts, just in case youíve got a finicky chip or want to really burn in a S370 Celeron. Unfortunately, there is still one jumper you need to set in order to disable the CPU speed auto-detect. This jumper setting is not quite the problem it was with the original MS-6163, and I was easily able to reach the 66-95 MHz bus speeds when I set the virtual bus speed to 100. In essence, itís now a one-step procedure and I can only assume that MSI left it in there for the business market who donít want their workers overclocking chips when they should be working.
As good as the MS-6163Pro is at overclocking, there are some issues. Between the release of the MS-6163 and MS-6163Pro, companies like Abit, Shuttle and Soyo have graduated their bus speed tweaking to new heights. This new overclocking style lets users increase the bus speeds at 1 MHz increments, within a select speed range. When overclocking Celeron 400 MHz or higher CPUs, the ability to increase your bus speeds slowly can really help to extract the highest possible CPU speed. In most cases it wonít make a lot of difference, but that 90-99 MHz sweet spot definitely has its attraction to Celeron 400 and 433 owners. The MS-6163Pro does feature 90 and 95 MHz bus speeds, but the AGP bus is out of spec and you will have trouble finding an AGP video card that can handle these higher speeds.
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