Posted on Thursday, August 28 2003 @ 11:56 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Over at the ABXZone Forums
they found a link to a page on Intel his website.. about Intel his overclocking software for their Intel Desktop Boards, like the D865PERL
and the D875PBZ
. Pretty remarkably, because Intel in the past did not really like overclocking..
The features of Intel Desktop Control Center are very interesting. All options are configurable from a Windows environment, without rebooting :
Enables you to perform stress tests and to conduct performance testing to measure the impact of system configuration changes.
Different configurable system tuning presets like "quiet operation" and "gaming mode".
Fine-tune memory timings, modify chipset parameters, and configure thermal set points
Fan speed control
Check system stability with the "burn-in" testing, with different tests, durations and intensity. Intel Desktop Control Center monitors temperature, fan speeds, and performance while simultaneously stressing the selected system components and busses
Start with a baseline measurement of system performance. Then fine-tune your adjustments and stress the system to ensure stability. Finally, generate a new baseline and compare to previous configurations to determine relative performance gains in areas of processor, storage, graphics, and memory.
Intel Desktop Control Center enables you to perform stress tests to verify system stability and to conduct performance testing to measure the impact of system configuration changes. The easy-to-read system gauges provide feedback so you can observe the effects of various system modifications in real-time.
Sounds very good! Too bad that it will be only avaible for 'Intel Desktop boards' so if you have a motherboard from Abit, Asus, AOpen, MSI, Gigabyte, ... you will not be able to use this piece of software.
This easy-to-use console dynamically displays temperatures, speed, and usage percentages, allowing you to verify system stability and check performance gains without rebooting into the BIOS.
And once you have tuned the system to your liking, the settings can be stored as presets so you can quicly shift gears between "quiet operation" and "gaming mode".
Source : The Inquirer