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Before we started working on the BIOS Setup peculiarities, we made sure that the board features the latest BIOS version at the time of testing – version 1.0i. Unfortunately, the board doesn’t boast any integrated BIOS reflashing tools so we had to use WinFlash utility to update the BIOS from Windows. The new BIOS version supports Intel Pentium E2160 and Conroe-L 4x0 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 CPU and EIST Technology for Pentium D 930 CPUs. Although, the last two features should have already been implemented in the previous BIOS version. I wonder why they didn’t work…

The BIOS of ECS NF650iSLIT-A is based on Phoenix-Award code. There is no special section for all overclocker-friendly functions, so it took me a while to find them.

The Advanced BIOS page contained CPU Feature section, but there were no options I was looking for there.

Advanced Chipset Features page had a very promising section called System Clocks, but it only allowed increasing the PCI Express bus frequency and reducing the processor clock frequency multiplier.

Even we I got on the FSB & Memory Config page, I didn’t understand right away that it was the section I was looking for.

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