Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard Review :: BIOS and Overclocking

11-28-2005 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

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Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard Review
Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard Review
Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard Review
Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard Review
Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard Review


Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard Review
Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard Review
Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard Review
Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard Review
Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard Review

ASUS uses an American Megatrends BIOS on this board with some modifications for ASUS specific features. The first feature is A.I. Overclocking or Artificial Intelligence Overclocking. ASUS has 5 settings in the BIOS for it: Auto, Manual, Standard, AI NOS and Overclock Profile. Auto sets the overclocking to automatic. Manual lets you change the settings. Standard is the standard clock. AI NOS has settings for 1% 3% 5% and 10% overclock. Overclock profile allows you to set a profile with the same settings.

Manual overclocking allows the user to set the various settings for the CPU, the memory and voltage. CPU voltage can be modified from 1.575V-1.375V in 0.125V increments. The CPU FSB frequency can be set from 200MHz-400MHz. Memory voltage can be set from 2.6V-3.20V in 0.05V increments. CAS settings can be set from 1.5-3.0 allowing for a wide variety of memory settings.

Overclocking with the A8N32-SLI board was sporatic, due to the 4000+ we use for testing. When I set ASUS's AI NOS to 10% it would not boot at that speed. The maximum I was able to overclock stably with ASUS's AI was 5%, not stellar, but typical with the 4000+ we use on the test station. One thing I like about the ASUS motherboard is the ability to set the overclocking automatically.