Saturday, October 25th 2008

MSI Wind BIOS 1.09 Enables Overclocking for Real

MSI recently released a new BIOS version 1.09 for their first netbook MSI Wind. Thanks to this new BIOS Wind owners may now overclock their netbooks by pressing Fn+F10 on the keyboard with an AC power plugged in. This enables 8%, 15% and 24% (1984MHz compared to 1600MHz stock) automatic overclocking. Enabling a 24% overclock will roughly give you a 30% increase in performance. The new BIOS also enhances Wind's performance by approximately 5% over the older BIOS version 1.08. The only downside of this BIOS is that it changes the fan speed, so your Wind may appear to be louder even when it is not overclocked. You can download the new BIOS directly from MSI here, but if you intend to upgrade I strongly recommend you to read this guide first.Source: Electric Vagabond
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15 Comments on MSI Wind BIOS 1.09 Enables Overclocking for Real

#1
Paulieg
The Mad Moderator
Very nice. I've been looking for a laptop. With this news, the Wind might be it.
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#2
sideeffect
I was thinking of waiting for the Samsung NC10 but this new BIOS is a real bonus for the Wind.
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Extremely impressive that a notebook can be overclocked and at such a low price point.
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#4
Hayder_Master
wow, that's cool you don't need to mod bios or something everything are ready , good move
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Mussels
Moderprator
interesting.

now all i need is a superpi run, to know how fast these chips are when OC'd... because i want to make then HD media capable :D
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#6
qwerty_lesh
very cool, so you could oc it on charge just before you leave the house! :D
such a feature will stand out amongst other NETBOOKS
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#7
Urbklr
I think this made up my mind on with Netbook to get for X-mas:D
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#8
SimFreak47
Mad props to MSI!

This idea is freaking awesome!
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#9
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
are there tools out there for overclocking an eee? i have a 1000H but the software that comes on it overclocks from 1.6 to 1.7....... not exactly awe inspiring...2ghz would be nice
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#10
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
1.) The MSI Wind has had this feature before this BIOS. Read the reviews on it from when it was released and you will see talk of it.

2.) The MSI Wind isn't the only netbook to offer this feature. The EeePC has a similar feature, though it isn't as aggressive with the clock speed. The EeePC only clocks the CPU to 1.8GHz at the highest setting.

3.) Yes, the EeePC can be overclocked even further using SetFSB or EEECTL.
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#11
sproyd
by: malware
MSI recently released a new BIOS version 1.09 for their first netbook MSI Wind. Thanks to this new BIOS Wind owners may now overclock their netbooks by pressing Fn+F10 on the keyboard with an AC power plugged in. This enables 8%, 15% and 24% (1984MHz compared to 1600MHz stock) automatic overclocking. Enabling a 24% overclock will roughly give you a 30% increase in performance. The new BIOS also enhances Wind's performance by approximately 5% over the older BIOS version 1.08. The only downside of this BIOS is that it changes the fan speed, so your Wind may appear to be louder even when it is not overclocked. You can download the new BIOS directly from MSI here, but if you intend to upgrade I strongly recommend you to read this guide first.

Source: Electric Vagabond
Thanks for the link.

I can confirm that this bios update make the Wind a must have for those thinking about a Wind for xmas. MSI's huge experience in the HQ MoBo space over the years is showing through in their great bioses - whereby Asus was always a low quality provider. I love my Wind more and more with every update.

Sure the Super Hybrid Engine in the Eees is ok but this function is really amazing and couldn't be any easier. And the Power LED glows orange so you know you are O/Cd. What a netboook!

Spencer
Electric Vagabond dot com
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#12
sasa1203
by: Mussels
interesting.

now all i need is a superpi run, to know how fast these chips are when OC'd... because i want to make then HD media capable :D
Super Pi / mod1.5 XS results:

Wind (AC power) 1:37
Wind (AC, "turbo") 1:17
Wind (DC power) 1:37
Wind (DC, "slow") 3:10 (Fn+F10 on battery power)
Core2 Duo (T7700@600 MHz) 1:31
Core2 Duo (T7700@1,2 GHz) 0:43
Core2 Duo (T7700@2,4 GHz) 0:20.8

I ussually use my business laptop (HP 8510p) downclocked to 600 MHz (RightMark CPU Clock Utility) and all apps work perfectly (Firefox, Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel...). Only time I bring the clock back to 2,4 GHz is when running some very demanding Visual Basic apps.

Therefore, overclocked MSI Wind is just... Well, perfect! :respect:
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Mussels
Moderprator
thank you for registering to post that information to me.

was that the superpi 1M test? If so, 1m 17s seems pretty bad for the turbo (2GHz?) speed
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sasa1203
by: Mussels
thank you for registering to post that information to me.

was that the superpi 1M test? If so, 1m 17s seems pretty bad for the turbo (2GHz?) speed
It IS SuperPI 1M. My bad.
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Mussels
Moderprator
damn :( i've seen a celeron 2.66Ghz get faster results

again, thanks for posting that.
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