Gigabyte X48-DQ6 Reviewccokeman -
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The first thing to do once the O/S has been installed would be to install all of the drivers and software needed by the board to operate as intended. If this isn't done then all bets are off when it comes time to operate the new pride and joy you just spent your hard earned dollars on. Fortunately, Gigabyte makes this a painless process by having all of the latest drivers on one disk. Pop in the disk and let the auto-run feature bring up the installation GUI to make your selections.
The first tab is install chipset drivers. By choosing the Xpress install, the software will install all of the needed drivers in one session saving a little of your valuable time. The second tab is for installing additional software and some proprietary applications such as Easy Tune 5 Pro and @Bios an updating utility.
The next tab shows what applications and drivers are on the driver disk all in one place. The Hardware Information tab gives detailed information about the hardware installed or built onto the X48-DQ6. Last, but not least, is the contact page that gives contact information across the globe.
One of the proprietary applications that is included is the Easy Tune 5 software. This application can be both a monitoring tool as well an overclocking tool. Many of the adjustments that can be made in the BIOS are available in this tool. One thing that surprised me was the video card overclocking tab. Something that was not there the last time I used Easy Tune. Cool!