Booting the rig, I was greeted by this excellent POST splash screen. I usually don’t care for motherboard splash screens, but this one is really impressive.
The X58 SuperComputer uses the American Megatrends BIOS, a tabbed BIOS designed for easy navigation. The Main menu shows date/time, and the memory found by the BIOS.
The Smart Settings menu contains a set of pre-configured BIOS settings, most of which are performance settings, and also EZ Overclocking. More on that in a minute.
The Advanced menu contains a set of submenus that allow for most of the adjustments and settings contained in the BIOS. The CPU Configuration submenu contains most CPU settings not relevant to overclocking.
The Advanced Chipset submenu contains all relevant overclock settings. More on that a little later.
The IDE Configuration submenu contains the drives found by the BIOS, and related settings. The Hardware Monitor shows temps and voltages. The Boot menu has some minor boot settings including disabling the splash screen.