ASUS P5LD2 Deluxe WiFi+TV

Written by Michael Larabel in Motherboards on 4 September 2005 at 01:00 PM EDT.


Entering the BIOS, we were greeted by ASUS's traditional AMI (American Megatrends Inc) BIOS. After flashing to the latest BIOS at the time of testing, 0312, we had the usual AMI BIOS tabs of Main, Advanced, Power, Boot, and Exit. On the main page, the system date and IDE devices are displayed while the advanced section is where we begin to see the enthusiast features. Entering the JumperFree Configuration page and switching the AI Overclocking from auto to manual, the CPU frequency, DRAM frequency, performance mode, PCI Express frequency, PCI clock synchronization mode, memory voltage, CPU core voltage, FSB termination voltage, MCH Chipset voltage, and ICH Chipset voltage. Switching to the CPU frequency it can be adjusted from 100MHz to 450MHz while the DRAM frequency option displays the available DRAM frequencies. Moving quickly onto the voltages, the DDR2 supplied voltage can be adjusted from 1.80V to 2.30V while the CPU voltage ranges from 1.2375V to 1.7000V. From the Chipset Advanced settings page the DRAM timings can be adjusted from their SPD values as well as making various other performance adjustments and changes to the second PCI Express x16 display slot. Navigating to the hardware monitor page from the power menu, the CPU temperature, motherboard temperature, CPU fan speed, and chassis fan speeds, along with the CPU core voltage, 3.33V, 5.00V, and 12.00V. Unfortunately, these monitoring options aren't as thorough as what can be found with Abit's uGuru, the AI Quiet Technology and CPU Q-Fan control can also be adjusted from this page. That about wraps it up with the ASUS AMI BIOS so without further waiting, let’s get overclocking!

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