ECS A785GM-AD3 Motherboard Reviewjlqrb - February 1, 2010
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The BIOS used in the ECS A785GM-AD3 motherboard is extremely user friendly and is a version of American Megatrends, Inc or AMI. The AMI BIOS can make simple changes such as setting a first boot device or changing the system date and time. But it can also make more complicated changes, such as altering a processors clock speed or setting specific timings for your memory. The changes made in the BIOS affect the overall system performance and stability.
Standard CMOS Setup:
The first screen you will see when entering the BIOS is the main menu screen. Here you will find a list of menus that when selected will bring you to a new screen and give you a host of options to choose from. The first one of these is Standard CMOS Setup, which is is where you will adjust the date and time and get drive information.
The Advanced Setup page lets you change some of the more advanced options of the system such as AMD Cool & Quite and C1E. Here you can also change your boot devices and for those that are using the eJIFFY utility, this is the area of the BIOS that will need to be accessed to enable eJIFFY before use.
Advanced Chipset Setup:
The Advanced Chipset Setup page is where you choose whether PCI or PCI-E will be displayed first. You can also enable Memory Hole Remapping and set the memory to ganged or unganged mode.
The Integrated Peripheral screen is where you can set parameters to peripherals connected to the system. Here you have access to the IDE and SATA controllers as well as Audio, LAN and Legacy USB features.