GIGABYTE P55-UD6 Motherboard Review :: BIOS and Overclocking

10-18-2009 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

GIGABYTE uses a modified version of the Phoenix Award BIOS on their motherboards. The main menu is split into Motherboard Intelligent Tweaker (M.I.T), Standard CMOS Features, Advanced BIOS Features, Integrated Peripherals, Power Management Setup, PC Health Status, Load Fail Safe Defaults, Load Optimized Defaults, Set Supervisor and User Password, and Security Chip Configuration.


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The Standard CMOS Features is where you set the Date, Time, detect the HDDS and Drive A. Note that if you have SATA HDDs in a RAID array they wonít be detected. Advanced BIOS Features is where you set the Hard Disk Boot Priority, the Quick Boot, the Boot Device order, SMART, Init Display First, Limit CPUID Max, and Full Screen LOGO. Integrated Peripherals is where you enable USB, LAN, and SATA RAID.

Most of the tweaking on the board will be done in the MIT or Motherboard Intelligent Tweaker utility. Here you can set various settings. The MIT menu is split into MIT Current Setup, Advanced Frequency Settings, Advanced Memory Settings, Advanced Voltage Settings, and Miscellaneous settings. MIT Current Status will provide information on CPU memory frequencies parameters currently set. Here is a chart with the important features:

Setting Range
BCLK 200-1200
Extreme Memory Profile Standard, Profile 1, Profile 2
System Memory Multiplier According to memory SPD data
PCI Express 90-150
CIA2 Disabled, Cruise, Sports, Racing, Turbo, Full Thrust
CPU Clock Drive 700mV 800mV 900mV 1000mV
PCI Express Clock Drive 700mV 800mV 900mV 1000mV
CPU Clock Skew 0ps-750ps
Channel Interleaving 1-6
Rank Interleaving 1-4
CAS Latency 6-15
tRCD 1-15
tRP 1-15
tRAS 1-31
tRC 1-63
tRRD 1-7
tWTR 1-31
tWR 1-15
tWTP 1-31
tWL 1-10
tRFC 1-255
tRTP 1-15
tFAW 1-63
CMD 1-3

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