Abit IX38 Quad GT Reviewccokeman - December 26, 2007
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Installing the hardware and operating system are only part of the system buildup puzzle. Once the OS is installed, the drivers or instruction set for each of the devices on or installed into the IX38 must be installed. To start this process, place the included driver disk into an optical drive to begin the driver installation process. After the auto run process starts, the driver installation GUI opens to give you several options and tabs. The first of these is the "Drivers" tab. This tab contains all of the drivers needed for the onboard devices. The second tab is the "Manual" Tab. Here, the soft copy of the documentation can be found.
The Utility tab gives you the option of installing Acrobat reader or the Award flash utility. The final tab is where the installation of the uGuru software is accomplished. Choose your tasks and you too can enjoy.
By choosing Q Install you can install all of the required motherboard drivers in one shot. The installer will complete each driver install and grey it out as it is completed. Once done, a reboot is required.
One of the useful utilities that is included on the driver disc is the uGuru utility. This program allows the user to monitor voltages, temperatures, fan speeds as well as being able to do some overclocking through the uGuru interface. Again, just choose the installer from the utility tab and the installer takes over from there. Once installed, a reboot is required to finalize the installation.
After the reboot, the uGuru utility will automatically open. The monitoring functions are available under three tabs, Temperature, Voltages and Fans.
Manual settings are available under the setup menu. Tabs are available for Abit EQ, Auto Drive, Fan EQ, OC Guru and General.