EPoX Optimus EP-AD580 XR Motherboard Review :: BIOS And Overclocking

04-30-2007 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

EPoX uses a modified version of the Phoenix Award BIOS for their BIOS. The normal BIOS selections are there including Standard BIOS Features, Advanced BIOS Features, Advanced Chipset Features, Integrated Peripherals, Power Management Setup, PnP/PCI/PCI-E Configuration, PC Health Status and Power BIOS Features.


EPoX Optimus EP-AD580 XR Motherboard Review BIOS chip

BIOS chip

EPoX Optimus EP-AD580 XR Motherboard Review Battery

Battery


The Standard CMOS Features are where the time, date, Memory size, memory available, IDE Channel Master/Slave, and Drive A are listed. The Advanced BIOS Features is where the Hard Disk boot priority and Boot Device Priority are listed and changed. Integrated Peripherals are where you enable or disable the onboard sound and other devices.

The Power BIOS is where the overclocking on the board takes place. The CPU Clock Ratio can be changed in this menu (our 5000+ was configurable to x5-x13.) The Frequency can be changed here as well from 200-400MHz. In my case I was able to overclock the 5000+ we use for testing to only 220MHz even with a x5 multiplier. This is due to the CPU not being overclockable, not due to a fault of the motherboard.

Voltage options on the board are rather limited. The VCore voltage can be adjusted from +0.200V to -0.200V in 0.025V increments. VDimm voltage can be adjusted from +0.00V to +0.70V. Northbridge and Southbridge voltage can be set +0.30V.


BIOS Screenshots


EPoX Optimus EP-AD580 XR Motherboard Review
EPoX Optimus EP-AD580 XR Motherboard Review
EPoX Optimus EP-AD580 XR Motherboard Review
EPoX Optimus EP-AD580 XR Motherboard Review
EPoX Optimus EP-AD580 XR Motherboard Review


EPoX Optimus EP-AD580 XR Motherboard Review
EPoX Optimus EP-AD580 XR Motherboard Review
EPoX Optimus EP-AD580 XR Motherboard Review
EPoX Optimus EP-AD580 XR Motherboard Review
EPoX Optimus EP-AD580 XR Motherboard Review
EPoX Optimus EP-AD580 XR Motherboard Review