ASRock P55 Deluxe Motherboard Review :: BIOS and Overclocking

10-01-2009 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

ASRock uses a modified version of the American Megatrends AMIBIOS for their P55 Deluxe motherboard. The BIOS screen is split into Main, OC Tweaker, Advanced, HW Monitor, Boot, Security and Exit submenus. The Main tab has the System Time, Date, BIOS Version, Processor Type, Processor Speed, MicroCode Update, Cache Size, total memory and memory populated in the DIMMs.


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The Advanced menu is where the CPU Configuration, Chipset Configuration, ACPI Configuration, Storage Configuration, PCIPnP Configuration, Floppy Configuration, SuperIO Configuration, and USB Configuration submenus are located. CPU Configuration is where the CPU features like SpeedStep, Enhanced Halt State and more are changed.


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The tweaker in all of us will love the OC Tweaker menu. This menu is similar to ASUSís Ai Tweaker menu. The top setting is the Load CPU EZ OC Setting where the CPU will automatically be overclocked up to 4.2GHz. There are several speeds which you can experiment with. There is also a Load Memory EZ OC Setting which will automatically overclock your memory. If you want to manually overclock you have to set the overclock mode to manual and you have control over the BCLK and PCIE Frequency here. There are also a wide variety of voltage settings if you want to change those. Overclocking was easy. I was able to hit the 4.0GHz EZ OC setting without breaking a sweat on the P55 Deluxe.

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