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Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6 and GA-P55A-UD4P Review

tacohunter52    -   February 11, 2010
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The Gigabyte boards came with a ton of drivers and programs. For this reason, Gigabyte made it extremely easy to install everything that you need all at once. Simply insert the DVD and hit install all. Sadly, you will need to individually install each of the programs. However, this is not such a bad thing. On the contrary, this way you'll only be installing the programs you actually want.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first program we'll take a look at is the @BIOS. This is another one of those 'in OS' BIOS updaters, but it gives you a few options. You'll be able to update the BIOS from Gigabyte's servers, from a file, or you'll be able to save down your current BIOS. Speaking of saving BIOS, the P55A-UD4P also came with a program called Face Wizard. No, this is not a Facebook rip off. Instead, it allows you to easily manage BIOS images. For some users, this could be extraordinarily handy.

 

 

The final three programs that were included with the program are the DMI Info Viewer, the Easy Tune 6, and the Gigabyte Raid Manager. The DMI Info Viewer allows you to see.., well.., system info. The Raid Manager, again, has a name that perfectly describes what it does. It allows you to manage any RAID arrays you may have running. The Easy Tune 6 is a bit more complicated. This program will allow you to easily overclock your rig. You'll be able to switch between three preset overclocks, or adjust the settings manually. However, you will still need to restart whenever you make any changes.

 

 

Now let's take a look at the BIOS.




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