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ECS Elitegroup P55H-AK Review

RJR    -   November 7, 2010
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Closer Look:

The included DVD has both the drivers needed for the motherboard to run properly and the utility programs to enhance the motherboard's capabilities. We will take a quick look at the included utilities that will help update drivers, the BIOS and do a little overclocking if you're so inclined. The utilities start with a program that checks for and updates your BIOS called eBLU (BIOS Live Update). There isn't a BIOS update yet so I couldn't find out how well it works but it should come in handy in the future. The second program does the same thing, but for your drivers and it's called eDLU (Driver Live Update), no updates at the moment there either.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next up is an overclocking utility program called eOC. You can use this in the "easy mode" or "advanced mode". The easy mode only allows you to change the CPU Frequency (Bclk), while the advanced mode allows changes to CPU frequency, PCIE Frequency, CPU Voltage, CPU VTT Voltage, DIMM Voltage and PCH Voltage. It makes it rather easy to play around and do some overclocking while you're in Windows. eOC also includes a monitor screen that includes the CPU temperature, System temperature and a voltage display. Next is the options screen with things like auto execute eOC when booting. The last screen shows you the eOC version and lets you check for any new updates to the program.

 

 

 

Next we take a look at the BIOS.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look: Motherboard
  3. Closer Look: Drivers and Programs
  4. Closer Look: BIOS
  5. Closer Look: BIOS (Continued)
  6. Specifications & Features
  7. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  8. Testing: Apophysis, WinRar, Geekbench
  9. Testing: Office 2007, POV Ray, PCMark Vantage
  10. Testing: SiSoft Sandra 2010
  11. Testing: Sciencemark, Cinebench, HDTune
  12. Testing: Far Cry 2
  13. Testing: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
  14. Testing: Batman Arkham Asylum
  15. Testing: 3DMark 06
  16. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  17. Conclusion
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