The chipset does not grow very hot. The mentioned BIOS parameters are available in this version, but the viability of non-standard settings hasn’t been tested. The automatic overclocking mode works only when you set all parameters by default including memory frequency and timings. You can see device drivers for a ASRock Motherboards below on this page. To all appearances, this mode significantly increases all latencies.

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Fastidious users may grumble about the location of the floppy connector in the very bottom as well as about the way eSATA ports are connected. The PCB layout is rather tight. We use all features of the motherboard in this test, including raising CPU voltage and adjusting arock and frequencies of system and peripheral buses, if necessary but if, for example, reducing Hyper-Transport frequency does not improve overclocking, we leave the default multiplier.

Dynamic range, dB A: Drivers Motherboards Video cards Notebooks Printers. Motherboard drivers are a kind of software, and therefore they are subject to all the same problems that affect the work of other kinds of programs. Remember that is very important to have exactly the driver that is needed specifically for your hardware motherboard model. When the temperature grows above the threshold — fan speed gradually grows to maximum or until the temperature stops growing.

Conclusions You will definitely like this motherboard, if you want an inexpensive CrossFire system. Motherboard monitoring and management features are also available via SpeedFan 4. Support for the external SATA interface, even if not quite elegant, also seems like a good point for this model, if you are thinking about an external hard drive with the most progressive connection method.


In practice, we are to find out whether CPU overclocking will be limited by a motherboard as well as to evaluate its behavior in non-standard modes, including automatic restoration of a correct frequency after a failed overclocking attempt, etc. At least for a gaming computer. There are just two USB ports on the rear panel — not much for these days.

It should be noted that the cables may not be included into the alivexfire-eszta2 we had no such cables in our bundlethey are mentioned as optional components in the manual.

ASRock ALiveXFire-eSATA2 — a Motherboard on AMD X CrossFire (Socket AM2)

CrossFire has already become no less popular than SLI. Sandy Bridge Trying out the new method. However, this reasoning is spoilt by the fact that there are much fewer inexpensive motherboards for Socket AM2 supporting CrossFire than models for SLI. We’ve updated our privacy policy, effective May 25, Other Old Ethernwt Driver Easy.

Besides, we have gripes with the function that rolls back to default BIOS settings, when your system freezes. By continuing to browse this site, you agree to this use.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. What’s also important, the cards are quite competitive and popular in their segments. Unfortunately, only 4-pin fans can be controlled.


ASRock ALiveXFire-eSATA2 – motherboard – ATX – Socket AM2 – 480X CrossFire

The motherboard offers quite a narrow memory voltage adjustment range. They do not work by default, they must be connected to a couple of standard SATA connectors with long cables that go through the entire motherboard.

That’s why we decided to pay close attention to the offer from ASRock. However, Northbridge heatsink is installed so that a CPU cooler can contribute to its cooling. Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: BioShock Infinite and Metro: To all appearances, this mode significantly increases all latencies. Performance dropped much in our tests, so we do not recommend using this mode, if you don’t really have to.

Back to the list of ASRock Motherboard models. Keep in mind that motherboard drivers alivesfire-esata2 also be damaged for various reasons, such as virus-infected, or obsolete as a result of system upgrades or software changes.

Memory is set to the standard frequency for a given asrocck module multiplier correctionif a manufacturer does not publish any ways to improve memory overclocking.