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ASUS Sabertooth X58 Review

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With the overclocking options on the prior page, all of these settings are mainly backup, diagnosis and some specialized settings such as boot options.


First up is the Power options. Different suspend/halt modes can be specified or left on auto. ACPI settings can also be toggled here. APM Configuration has settings for how to handle booting in certain scenarios. APM stands for Advanced Power Management and has settings to possibly boot the computer after power loss, using a modem signal, an alarm, a signal from a PCI or PCIe device, or even a signal from a PS/2 keyboard or mouse. Hardware monitor displays the operating temperatures of the CPU, motherboard and chipset, fan RPMs and the voltages for the CPU and power supply. Q-Fan control can be used to adjust fan settings as well with four different options: three are automated and consist of Standard (moderate fan speed); Silent (low fan speed); and Turbo (high fan speed) modes. Users can also manually set the minimum fan speed, maximum fan speed and upper temperature limit.


















The Boot settings page is simple. It has options for the booting process like the option to require a password upon booting, changing boot device priority, changing which hard drive has priority and another page for boot settings that have options including quick booting, showing or hiding the logo splash screen during the start of the booting process, having the Num-Lock button coming on at boot and making it so you have to hit F1 to continue booting when an error has been detected.




The Tools page has a few different useful things. First is the EZ Flash 2 program that makes updating the BIOS simpler and ASUS O.C. Profile where different BIOS configuration/settings can be stored or loaded from the CMOS or a drive. Users can give each profile a name as well. Lastly are the Drive Xpert controls settings for the first two Marvell SATA 6.0Gb/s ports including RAID settings and drive detection.





The last page is the Exit page where users can either choose to save or discard changes and/or exit, or to load default settings. Pressing F10 or ESC is the same as coming to this page for those options.


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