Gigabyte EX38-DS4 ReviewMakaveli - February 19, 2008
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Once you have the motherboard successfully installed, you’ll need to pop in the included driver disc. You can either do the “Xpress Install” to install everything or you can pick individual items to install. Since we have no drivers installed, I went ahead and did the “Xpress Install” to get everything onto my machine.
Included with the drivers is extra software that you can install. With the Gigabyte EX38-DS4, you can install Norton Internet Security, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Gigabyte C.O.M. (Corporate Online Manager), Easy Tune 5 Pro, DMI Viewer, Face-Wizard, @BIOS, and System Information Utility. I don’t need most of it but I decided to install Easy Tune 5 Pro to see what kind of overclocking options they have in the program.
The Easy Tune 5 Pro is a very simple and self-explanatory overclocking utility. It’s easy to change your options and overclock your system but be sure that you know what you’re doing before you alter any settings. I’m glad to see a hardware monitor included in this program because when I have any questions about what’s going on with my hardware, I don’t have to go into the BIOS to look.
On the remainder of the disc, you’ll find the driver CD information, as well as hardware information and a contact link.
The selection of software to install is robust but I personally don’t need most of them.