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GIGABYTE X58A-OC (Intel X58 Express) Motherboard Review - The BIOS

GIGABYTE's resident overclocker HiCookie has been tinkering in the lab and has come up with something special - the X58A-OC!

| Socket LGA 1366 in Motherboards | Posted: Jun 20, 2011 5:07 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%      Manufacturer: GIGABYTE



There is not much that is different in the X58A-OC's BIOS; it is built off of GIGABYTE's familiar Award BIOS. The first item is the Motherboard Intelligent Tweaker page (M.I.T.); not much that we have not talked about before here. Still, it does have what you need to get your overclocking done.


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You have your current status page.


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The rest of the BIOS is fairly typical for an X58 board.


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The next item inside the M.I.T. page is the Advanced Frequency page. Here is just what you would think; items to change the BCLK, Ratio and also the drives and skews for the CPU. You also have some rudimentary items for tweaking the memory.


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But if there are not enough memory settings for you on the Advanced Frequency page, there is always the Advanced Memory Settings page.


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If you are looking for voltage options, they are here too; in the Advanced Voltage Settings page (of course).


There is more to the BIOS than just these pages, but they are pretty routine.


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Even the power management settings are fairly routine.


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