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MSI Adds Some Neat Features to its Intel P45 Motherboards

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  1. malware New Member

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    From all the motherboard manufacturers who'll introduce Intel P45 based motherboards this year, MSI is without a doubt the one that will give whatever it takes to impress us the most. Today the company unveiled some new features that will be found on their forthcoming Platinum P45 motherboards: "Besides following just the Intel specs MSI has implemented MSI DrMOS on its P45 mainboards: a bundle of smart hardware and software features. Amongst others, MSI DrMOS’ RapidBoost delivers you extra tools in the BIOS to enhance the overclocking possibilities of MSI P45 mainboards such as: Memory-Z, Multi-step OC Booster, Extreme voltages, extended HELP function ClockGen Tuner and Advanced Memory timings." Working sample of the P45 Platinum motherboard is expected at this year's Computex show.

    The following comprehensive breakdown is taken from our colleagues at HEXUS.net:
    • Memory-Z

      Everybody is familiar with the Windows program CPU-Z, which provides detailed memory information. Only disadvantage it has is that you need to go back to the BIOS to tune your memory settings for overclocking. MSI is the first to include this feature in the BIOS itself: MSI Memory-Z. With MSI P45 series you can view detailed memory information directly in the BIOS, including all Intel XMP settings. From now on you do not need to switch back to Windows. Just press F5 in the BIOS to see it all!

    • Multi-step OC Booster

      Enthusiasts who overclock know that your bios might crash and that you will have to reset the CMOS. MSI P45 DrMOS BIOS fixes this with the Multi-step OC Booster. This will enables overclocking only after
      you exit the bios and boot the OS.
      Disabled = Normal procedure, apply OC settings during POST
      Mode 1 = Load the OS then apply the OC settings. No OC during POST
      Mode 2 = Slight OC during POST and then apply full OC when loading the OS

    • Extreme voltages

      Due to the balanced 2-phase memory chipset power design, you can tune your system with extreme voltages. MSI P45 BIOS offers more than 128 levels of voltage controle. The increments for the CPU are in small steps of 12.5mV and for the memory and chipset in 10mV increments.
    • Extended Help function

      Everybody knows the empty help screens in the BIOS, which is horrible for users. What is the use of having many advanced options in the BIOS without knowing the exact effect? The new BIOS for MSI P45 has an extended BIOS Help function. MSI includes detailed help instructions in their bios.
    • ClockGen Tuner

      The MSI P45 BIOS gives you the possibility to tune the clockgen. To shape the clockpulse to synchronize signals in order to get higher and more stable overclocking results. Die hard tweakers also have the opportunity to tune the clockgen chip.
    • Advanced Memory timings

      Overclocking of the CPU is important, but why not get the maximum performance from your memory? MSI P45 users are in control of all advanced memory timings. All needed tools are in MSI P45 BIOS for advanced memory overclocking, even per channel settings.

    Source: Hexus.net
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  2. OnBoard

    OnBoard New Member

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    "Extended Help function"

    That's great. It's a real pain to see empty bios description and find manual only to see that it has one line or nothing there either. Some settings need to be googled and even after that it's more or less user guesses.

    Memory-Z looks good, I've had to guess those last 5 setting for my mem. Other stuff is neat also, although my motherboard already has/does most of it.
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  3. Drac


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    this is awesome
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