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ASUS P5K Premium Motherboard Review


Closer Look:

The BIOS, this is where we make the magic happen. The motherboard uses an American Megatrends BIOS. There are five main heading used with this BIOS. I will take a quick stroll through each tab and spend most of the focus on the Jumper Free configuration under the Advanced tab.


The Main tab shows basic data and allows for the configuration of drives that are installed.



The Advanced tab is where all of the processor and memory configuration is done. In fact, pretty much all of the system and device specific setup is done under this tab.




The power section allows for setting of the power management options. The ability to monitor the critical voltages on the motherboard, as well as fan configuration, are done in the hardware monitor section.




The boot menu allows for the selection of which order the installed drives are chosen as the boot drive. The setting of all of the boot options such as Logo screen enable and boot error configuration.




The Tools section allows for accessing the E-Z Flash BIOS updating utility. Also available are the options for saving an overclocking profile or setup. Ai Net allows for checking the condition of the LAN cables connected to the motherboard.



  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Motherboard )
  3. Closer Look ( Bundeled Accessories)
  4. Installation
  5. Closer Look (The Bios)
  6. Closer Look (The Bios continued)
  7. Configuration ( Drivers, Wi-Fi Solo )
  8. Specifications & Features
  9. Testing: Setup, Apophysis, WinRar
  10. Testing: Specview
  11. Testing: PcMark 05 Professional
  12. Testing: Sandra XII Professional
  13. Testing: Sciencemark, Cinebench, HDTune
  14. Testing: FarCry
  15. Testing: F.E.A.R.
  16. Testing:BioShock
  17. Testing: Call of Duty II
  18. Testing: Quake 4
  19. Testing: Need for Speed Most Wanted
  20. Testing: 3Dmark06 Professional
  21. Testing: RyderMark
  22. Extras
  23. Conclusion:
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