Author: Bob Buskirk
- The BIOS
- System Overview & Testing Procedures
- Testing - CPU
- Testing - System & Memory
- Testing - Video
- Testing - Gaming
- Final Thoughts
Just like the P67A-GD55 the P67A-GB80 uses the new ClickBIOS. This new type of BIOS uses a graphical users interface and allows you to use your mouse rather than just the keyboard. It really makes things easier and sure looks much better than the old BIOS’s we are used to seeing. The main screen has 5 options; Green Power, Utilities, Overclocking, Games and Settings. Let’s start with the Settings menu. When you go into it you have 6 more icons; System Status, Advanced, M-flash, Security, Boot and Save & Exit.
System status will show you the system time and date alone with the drives you have connected. If you go into advanced you will find many of the options you are used to seeing in “Integrated Peripherals” or similar options on other motherboards.
M-Flash allows you to easily update your BIOS via a flash drive. You can also save your current BIOS as well. The Security menu will allow you to put in a password for the BIOS. Boot of course lets you pick the boot order of devices in your system.
In the Utility section of the BIOS you will find some useful tools. The biggest would have to be the Memory test. No more using Memtest! There is also Live Update, HDD Backup, and Boot Screen.
Ok now going back to the main screen let’s go into the OC menu. In this menu you will find everything you need to overclock the CPU and memory. It is all in one section, which I really like. Everything is in the OC section, CPU frequency, CPU features, memory settings, all of your voltages, etc. You can even save your overclocking profiles. Everything you need is in this section, easy to find and easy to understand.