“Configuration ” page is intended to set the operation parameters, program boot-up and log-file recording.
The last page, called “Overclocking ” doesn’t reveal anything special, actually. The only parameter you can adjust here is the FSB frequency.
However, there is one button here, which pleased us a lot. It is called “CPU-Z ”. Yes, it launches the so dear to many of you CPU-Z utility. Well, this is a trifle, of course, but a very nice one. The Supero Doctor III launches CPU-Z version 1.29.
Well, the monitoring software bundled with the mainboard is truly great. Excellent functionality and unusual concept make it unique among the analogous monitoring programs by other manufacturers. And if we take into account that the software version bundled on the CD disk that goes with the mainboard is only 1.11, there is every reason to hope that Supermicro is going to release more advanced Supero Doctor III versions in the future.
As far as overclocking is concerned, we didn’t manage to achieve any impressive results, as we have actually expected. We used an engineering CPU sample in order to keep the processor frequency as close to the nominal as possible during overclocking: when we increased the FSB frequency, we reduced the clock frequency multiplier. When we reached 224MHz, the mainboard started freezing, and when we raised the frequency even more it simply refused to boot. And there was nothing we could do about it, because BIOS didn’t offer us any solutions.
Here are the screenshots from the CPU-Z utility showing how far we managed to get: