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    Default ABS makes overclock easier - DFI Lanparty DK P45 CPU overclock 636MHz achieved

    May 2008, Intel launched their new chipset solution, P45 + ICH10R

    This June, many motherboard vendors launched their new P45 products just like P965 and P35 in the last two years.
    DFI, well known on high-end overclock motherboard market, as we were told,
    DFI will release 3 of P45 models to retail market this year to please their loyal overclockers and gamers.
    This review, we will primarily focus on these two, DFI LANPARTY DK P45-T2RS and DK P45-T2RS PLUS,
    retail price expected to be lower than most of high-end overclockable P45 products in the retail market.

    LANPARTY JR P45-T2R - This is DFI’s first attempt on OC Micro-ATX products, will also be released soon.
    DFI LANPARTY DK P45-T2RS and DK P45-T2RS PLUS are almost identical, except Plus edition comes with extra 2 SATAII ports.
    DFI LANPARTY DK P45-T2RS product, color printed carton.
    Each new released Dark series product comes with new package design.


    Motherboard accessories also includes CrossFire bridge


    DFI LANPARTY DK P45-T2RS motherboard



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    Motherboard lower-left corner
    2 PCI-E x16 slots (support PCI-E link width x8- x8 CrossFire)
    2 PCI-E x1
    2 PCI
    1 FLOPPY connector
    Network controller Marvell 88E8053
    Audio chips Realtek ALC885, Support 8.1 channels and HD technology, and also come with DFI exclusive Tantalum capacitors.


    Motherboard lower-right corner
    6X SATAII(ICH10R)
    South bridge ICH10R Support RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and RAID 5
    PLUS will come with extra two SATA II ports
    Built-in Power/Reset switches and LED debug lights


    Motherboard upper-right corner
    1X IDE(JMicron JMB368)
    4X DIMM DDRII support 667/800/1066(DDRII 1200 can be reached, however it will depend the quality of users’ DRAM modules)


    Motherboard upper-left corner
    Equipped with 5 phase digital PWM module and 12 MOSFET, capable of handling dual core or quad core 45/65nm CPUs.

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    IO connectors
    6X USB 2.0
    1X Gigabit LAN
    Optical S/PDIF-out/RCA S/PDIF-out
    RED JUMP is for Clear CMOS feature


    DK P45 is equipped with black heat-pipe solution



    Full screen boot up logo emphasizes the newly developed Auto boost system.
    As it showed on the boot up logo, press F1 right after boot up will activate ABS feature


    BIOS Main setting menu

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    Some users are not familiar with DFI BIOS setting options
    The BIOS setting menu is separated to two modes, standard mode and advanced mode.


    Easy Mode





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    Advance Mode will allow experienced users to utilize more setting options
    Overclock duo core CPU, CPU Clock0 Skew is suggested to set to 100ps
    Shutdown after AC loss option will prevent system reboot several times after overclock. ( This issue is caused by Intel South bridge design)

    All of P965/P35/X38/X48/P45 platform come with this annoying characteristic, however DFI exclusive design can eliminate this annoying symptom.


    CPU Feature


    DRAM Timing
    To overclock non-performance DRAM modules, tRP and Read Delay are few settings can be tried first.
    None-performance DRAM modules could try to vary tRP or ReadDelay value to increase DRAM clock.
    None-Micro D9 modules could go up to 1150 ~ 1200.


    First three are key elements for DRAM overclocking, normally these two set of setting 0/0/2 or 3/3/1 could have good result.

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    This part, just select Auto will do.


    Voltage setting menu
    CPU VID Special Add +12.5mV~787.5mV
    DRAM Voltage 1.789~3.280V
    SB Core/CPU PLL Voltage 1.555~2.15V
    NB COre Voltage 1.1825~1.9700V
    CPU VTT Voltage 1.10~1.60V
    Setting might slightly vary according different characteristic on each CPU
    Personally, 0.63/0.67/0.58 and 0.61/0.61/0.58 are two set of settings used oftenly.


    DRAM speed


    PC Health Status


    The above settings are some reference overclock setting, those settings were done by E8400 C0 overclock higher than 600MHz.
    Most of P45 products need to set NB/VTT Voltage to 1.45V~1.6V for better performance.
    DFI DK P45 just need NB/VTT set to 1.34V ~ 1.45V to reach the same level of performance.

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    Default Re: ABS makes overclock easier - DFI Lanparty DK P45 CPU overclock 636MHz achieved

    Test Environment:
    CPU: INTEL Core 2 Duo E8400/Quad Q8200
    MB: DFI LANPARTY DK P45-T2RS PLUS
    DRAM: CORSAIR Dominator TWIN2X2048-8888C4DF/TWIN2X2048-8500C5D
    VGA: GAINWARD HD4850 + MSI R4850-T2D512 CorssFire
    HD: Seagate 7200.10 320GB
    POWER: Corsair HX1000W Modular Power Supply
    Cooler: Thermaltake BigTyp VP/JETART Nano Diamond


    Drivers and Utility programs


    New revision of hardware monitoring program


    Alone with their P45 products ,DFI also launched their latest designed automatic overclock technology, called “ABS”, short for “Auto Boost System”.

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    Select your motherboard model name and press confirm to next step.


    ADVANCED


    Second step will show users current CPU status, press Reloaded or Upgrade to next step


    A pop-up windows with BACKUP and RELOAD options will appear right after WIN RELOADED is selected.

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    BACKUP interface
    During system boot up, ABS will utilize the setting stored on CMOS reloaded,
    and follow the sequence from bank 4,3,2,1 to find a bootable setting and stay with first bootable bank.


    Apart from saving your own setting, there are wilder usage for adopting other’ overclock profiles.
    Allow users to share some stable or high performance overclock profiles through Internet to other overclockers.
    DFI also provides some overclock profile samples on their official website, such as E7300/Q660/E8400’s overclok profiles on LP DK P45-T2RS product webpage.


    VGA
    GAINWARD HD4850 + MSI R4850-T2D512 CrossFire tests
    CPU: 476X7=>3332.7Mhz
    DRAM: DDRII 952 CL5 5-5-15
    VGA: 625/993Mhz

    3DMARK2003


    3DMARK2005


    3DMARK2006

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    Default Re: ABS makes overclock easier - DFI Lanparty DK P45 CPU overclock 636MHz achieved

    2008 popular game - Crysis


    ATI Radeon HD4850 is deserved to be the best value middle range graphics card.
    Well Graphical performance after Crossfire, 3Dmark and Crysis have outstanding performance, however the only drawback will be temperature slightly higer.


    DRAM performance
    Use high cost efficiency DRAM module “CORSAIR Dominator TWIN2X2048-8500C5D”



    DDRII 1179 CL5 5-5-15 dual Super PI 32M stable


    None-Micron D9 memory modules could also reach DDRII 1180 on DFI DK P45-T2RS.

    DDRII 1212 CL5 5-8-18, the bandwidth reaches 10884MB/s, quite close to DDR3 performance.


    DFI DK P45 default setting are pretty tight, increase DRAM clock and test bandwidth
    DRAM timing, loosen up tRP to 7 or 8 could overclock higher.
    This DDRII DRAM modules could not enter operating system if overclock higher than 1190MHz.
    However it could reach DDRII 1212 on DFI DK P45.
    Hard to believe none-Micro D9 DDRII modules could performe so well like this.

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