ASUS includes quite a hefty software package with the Rampage III Formula, which they call the AI Suite II. When you open it up it has 5 different tabs: Tool, Monitor, Update, System Information and Settings. Let’s start with the tools, first up you have TurboV EVO, which is ASUS’s overclocking software. Here you can easily change the BCLK frequency, CPU ratio and many of the voltages without even having to restart your system. There is also a CPU Level Up section that has predesignated overclock values which you can select. These however do require an overclock.
The next tool is the Fan Xpert. It allows you to change how your CPU and chassis fan works. There are quite a few different modes.
I’ve been a fan of ASUS’s Probe software since it was first released. Here we have the Probe II software that monitors your voltages, temperatures and fan speed. You can also set thresholds so if something goes below or above it you will get a notification. There is also an alert log, which can come in handy.
The sensor recorder is pretty much what it sounds like. It will record your voltages, temperatures and fan speeds. You can also record these values over a certain amount of time to see and changes in your system.
AI Direct Link allows you to setup a direct connect network for fast file transfers. The update tab allows you to easily update the BIOS and it also shows what BIOS you have installed. You are also able to change the BIOS boot logo here.
System information is exactly what you expect, your system information. You have information on your motherboard, CPU and memory.
One of the coolest features of this board is the ROG Connect feature that allows you to connect another computer, laptop or netbook to the motherboard and remotely monitor, overclock and even power the system on and off. There is a special ROG connect USB port on the back of the motherboard just connect your laptop to the motherboard press the ROG Connect button and you are good to go. The remote system uses ASUS’s RC TweakIt software. It allows you to monitor all of the voltages, temperatures, fan speed and other settings. You are also able to change many of these values with a simple slider.
Just like any software you are able to setup profiles with your best overclocking settings. You can also setup what values are displayed.
There is also the RC Poster and RC Remote. The RC Poster is basically a software version of the LCD’s we are used to seeing on motherboards. It will let you know what is going on with the system if it won’t completely boot. The RC Remote allows you to start, reset and power down the system. You can also clear the CMOS.
Jan 27, 2015 0