The Phoenix/ Award BIOS is the most commonly one found on most motherboards made today, yes there are others but none as well known and popular as Award. There are many available options for increasing system performance and these options are all very easy to adjust and fairly straightforward and understandable. The OC-Guru applet enables the board to make real time modifications to the board's FSB and voltage settings allowing for a more precise and controlled overclocking environment for the end-user. There are currently six features that the uGuru microprocessor lets you control, they are: ABIT EQ, Fan EQ, OCGuru, FlashMenu, Audio EQ, and the BlackBox. Each one of these features has value as far as system options go and can be a big asset to those seeking to monitor and maintain their system.
The Fan EQ lets you monitor and control the speed of your system cooling fans, which is good if your fan is noisy and can be toned down a bit without losing functionality. ABIT MaxFID (Max Frequency ID) Technology is a special designed for ABIT K7 series MB. With unique ABIT R&D engineering, MaxFID Technology can support an extra 16 sets of parameters to determine the AMD CPU multiplier. Unlike other manufactories, users can not only OC by FSB, but also adjust CPU's multipliers through ABIT MaxFID to get the best performance from their platform. Below is the complete set of BIOS screen shots is you want to see your exact feature options. ABIT's Thermal Guard offers even more protection for your system by allowing the user to set the parameters guiding shutdown on fan failure or over-heating.