ECS GF8200A Motherboard Review – GeForce 8200

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Bundle and BIOS

ECS 8200A Motherboard Review

The packaging that ECS uses is nice looking, though I do not get much out of dragons, space ships, race cars or evil beings on boxes.

ECS 8200A Motherboard Review

The bundle is very thin, but this is a budget board, so costs are going to be cut somewhere. Included are two SATA cables, an IDE cable, the back I/O plate, the owners guide, a quick start guide and the CD that has all the drivers you need. Like I said, pretty thin bundle.

ECS 8200A Motherboard Review

There is really not to much that is interesting in the AMI BIOS, so we will take a quick overview of things.

ECS 8200A Motherboard Review

Standard CMOS setup page.

ECS 8200A Motherboard Review

Advanced setup page is where we will find our HT frequency adjustment, as well as a few other things.

ECS 8200A Motherboard Review

Advanced Chipset setup. This is where we can make adjustments to our DDR speeds and timings.

ECS 8200A Motherboard Review

DRAM frequency needs to be set to manual to be able to set the speed yourself.

ECS 8200A Motherboard Review

Timing mode needs to be set to both in order to set timings for your ram.

ECS 8200A Motherboard Review

Hybrid SLI support needs to be enabled in the BIOS.

ECS 8200A Motherboard Review

Integrated peripherals page.

ECS 8200A Motherboard Review

The Health page.

ECS 8200A Motherboard Review

The Frequency/Voltage page is where a great amount of time will be spent in tweaking your system.

ECS 8200A Motherboard Review

ECS 8200A Motherboard Review

North bridge voltage can go up to 1.24v.

ECS 8200A Motherboard Review

HT voltage can go up to 1.35v.

ECS 8200A Motherboard Review

CPU voltage has to be set to enabled in order to have control over the CPU voltage settings.

ECS 8200A Motherboard Review

CPU voltage can go up to 1.55v.

ECS 8200A Motherboard Review

 

CPU frequency can go up to 598 FSB.

That is really everything of any interest in the BIOS.  Let’s get on to the testing!

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