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Sapphire PC-AM2RS790GX Pure 790GX Motherboard Review

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Power User Overclock Settings:

This is the section where all the overclocking magic takes place. Sapphire has added a feature to the BIOS of the 790GX that, as an overclocking enthusiast, I really like. This is the ability to save an overclocked profile for easy recall later, especially after a boot failure during overclocking. Underneath the profiles is the CPU features sub menu. This sub menu gives controls for Virtualization, C1E and Advanced Clock Calibration, which pushes all cores in percents for overclocking. You also have the option in the Overclock Settings menu to alter the CPU core voltage using manual changes or the VCore 7-Shift feature, which raises it by a percentage in seven steps from 5% to 35%. You can also change the voltages for other devices, such as the memory and the chipset. For the memory there is a sub menu that gives you full control over memory features and timings for precision overclocking. With all the tools available for you in this menu, you can create nice stable overclocks with less chance of failure.










Now that we have seen the BIOS we can boot up and install the software and drivers.

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