ASUS P5E3 Premium WIFi-AP @n Edition :: ASUS P5E3 Premium WiFi-AP@n BIOS and Overclocking

05-19-2008 · Category: Motherboards

By Ben Sun

ASUS tends to favor the American Megatrends AMIBIOS for their motherboards and the P5E3 Premium WiFi-AP@n board is no exception. This BIOS is divided into the Main section, the Ai Tweaker section, the Advanced section, the Power section, the Boot section the Tools section and Exit. Main section has the basic information of the system including the Time, Date, Language and SAATA Configuration screen.


ASUS P5E3 Premium WIFi-AP @n Edition
ASUS P5E3 Premium WIFi-AP @n Edition
ASUS P5E3 Premium WIFi-AP @n Edition
ASUS P5E3 Premium WIFi-AP @n Edition

The Advanced menu is where the onboard USB configuration is set up. You can enable USB Functions, USB Controller, USB Controller Mode, enable/disble Port 64/60 Emulation and enable Legacy USB support from this menu. The Hardware Monitor is where the Temperatures, Fan Speed, and Voltages are monitored on the board.


ASUS P5E3 Premium WIFi-AP @n Edition
ASUS P5E3 Premium WIFi-AP @n Edition
ASUS P5E3 Premium WIFi-AP @n Edition
ASUS P5E3 Premium WIFi-AP @n Edition

Ai Tweaker is where the overclocking of the board can be done. CPU frequency can be set from 200MHz -800MHz in 1MHz increments, PCI Express can be set from 100-180MHz in 1MHz increments. Memory speed can be set up to 2000MHz if the CPU can handle 2000MHz FSB (500x Quad pumped bus). Voltage settings can be set up to 2.1V for the CPU, memory up to 2.78V, CPU PLL volts up to 2.78v, NB to 2.21V. As you can see a wide range of overclocking options are available.


ASUS P5E3 Premium WIFi-AP @n Edition
ASUS P5E3 Premium WIFi-AP @n Edition
ASUS P5E3 Premium WIFi-AP @n Edition
ASUS P5E3 Premium WIFi-AP @n Edition

The board overclocked well, with the QX9770 CPU we use for the DDR3 motherboard testing running over 4GHz on regular air cooling. The board is similar to the ASUS P5E3 Deluxe WiFi-AP@n board in most respects including the overclocking as the board is based upon the same chipset and has similar settings in the BIOS.


ASUS P5E3 Premium WIFi-AP @n Edition
ASUS P5E3 Premium WIFi-AP @n Edition
ASUS P5E3 Premium WIFi-AP @n Edition
ASUS P5E3 Premium WIFi-AP @n Edition


ASUS P5E3 Premium WIFi-AP @n Edition
ASUS P5E3 Premium WIFi-AP @n Edition
ASUS P5E3 Premium WIFi-AP @n Edition
ASUS P5E3 Premium WIFi-AP @n Edition


ASUS P5E3 Premium WIFi-AP @n Edition
ASUS P5E3 Premium WIFi-AP @n Edition
ASUS P5E3 Premium WIFi-AP @n Edition
ASUS P5E3 Premium WIFi-AP @n Edition