ECS A790GXM-A Reviewajmatson - November 16, 2008
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M.I.B (Motherboard Intelligent BIOS):
This is the section you will spend most of your time in. This section is in an essence a menu within a menu because it is setup to make everything easy on you. I will also break this down in sections for you.
AMD CPU Function:
In the CPU Function section you have three options to change. The first is to enable or disable changing of the CPU frequency wich is actually the multiplier control which is changeable in .5x increments. The last option is the CPU voltage which also allows you to up the CPU VCore voltage in preset increments.
In the Memory Configuration section you have the ability to control the memory speeds again in preset increments and the timings from everything to the basic CAS latency to more fine tuning options for the best memory performance you can get. You can also view your settings in one glance for easy decision making.
Backing out to the main M.I.B. section we have the remainder of the overclocking options. First is Advanced Clock Calibration which allows you to change the clock speeds for either all cores together or per core independently in percentages. You can also set the Spread Spectrum based on all clocks or the CPU clocks. Lastly we have the Voltage Function which opens up the ability to change the voltage for the CPU, Memory, North and South Bridges, and the Sideport Memory. At the bottom of the M.I.B. there is another quick glance screen which allows you to see your options and make calculated changes.
Now that the BIOS is all setup we can move on to installing the drivers for the board.