Author: Greg Baden
- Features & Specifications
- The BIOS
- Overclocking & Testing Procedures
- Testing - CPU
- Testing - System & Memory
- Testing - Video
- Testing – Gaming
- Final Thoughts
The BIOS is a non-standard BIOS that I’m used to. It’s actually a GUI interface and even allows you to use your mouse. Hitting delete on startup will gain access to the BIOS. The home screen gives you some basic information like your current processor and speed, cache size, as well as how much memory you have and in what slots they’re in. Moving two over into the Advanced screen shows configurations for CPU, north/south bridges, storage and USB.
Moving back a screen will bring you into the OC Tweaker screen which allows you make plenty of adjustments to overclock your CPU. You can either have the items on Auto (default) or you can manually make your adjustments. You can also make some Voltage changes as well as some user profiles as well in this menu.
The H/W monitor includes your temperatures, fan speeds and voltages, as well as giving you the option to make some fan adjustments. The boot menu is a typical boot menu, allowing you to make your boot orders as well as timeouts, screen logo adjustments and boot failure guard.
You can keep your computer password protected by entering the Security screen, whether it’s a Supervisor or User password. Finally on the Exit menu you can leave and save (or not) your settings you’ve just made to your BIOS.