When you go in to the BIOS you will notice that it is a graphical UEFI BIOS. This has been pretty much the standard for Sandy Bridge motherboards. The graphical BIOS makes it very easy to read and understand the menu’s and you are able to use your mouse. When you first get in to the BIOS there is an information screen that tells you the BIOS version, installed processor, processor speed, cache size, total memory installed and the speed that it is running at. If you move over to the OC Tweaker menu here you can change the CPU ratio and turn many of the CPU features on and off.
Moving down the list you have all of your DRAM settings. You can change many of the settings, the most common being the frequency and timings. Finally at the bottom of the page you have the voltage control. You can turn power saving mode on or off and you have many different voltages that you are able to change.
Moving on to the advanced section you have menus for CPU, north bridge, south bridge, storage, super IO, ACPI and USB configuration. There is also an option for the ASRock Instant Flash utility. In the CPU configuration you are able to enable and disable many of the CPU features and technologies.
Most of the menu’s you will not need to go in to, but here are the screenshots of each menu.
The hardware monitor will give you the temperature of your CPU, motherboard, and the speeds of the fans that are directly connected to your motherboard. You are also able to set the fan speed settings. In the boot tab you are able to select your boot options, and a few other boot settings.
Under the security menu you can set a supervisor and user password. Finally in the exit menu you can save your changes or load the defaults.
Aug 18, 2014 0