GIGABYTE H55M-USB3 Motherboard Review :: BIOS and Overclocking

02-08-2010 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

There are two BIOS companies that sell BIOS chips, American Megatrends and Phoenix. The H55M-USB3 uses a modified version of the Phoenix Award BIOS on their board. The main menu of their motherboard BIOS is split into Motherboard Intelligent Tweaker, Standard CMOS Features, Advanced BIOS Features, Integrated Peripherals, Power Management Setup, and PC Health Status.


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The Standard CMOS Features is where you set the Date, Time, detect the HDDS and Drive A. Note the H55 chipset does not support RAID. Advanced BIOS Features is where you the Hard Disk Boot Priority, the Quick Boot, the Boot Device order, SMART, Init Display First, Limit CPUID Max, and Full Screen LOGO. Here is where the integrated graphics settings are Integrated Peripherals is where you enable USB, LAN, and SATA RAID for the GIGABYTE SATA2 controller. Here is also where you can enable the USB 3.0 functionality.

Tweaking and overclocking of the board is done in the Motherboard Intelligent Tweaker utility. You have a wide array of possible settings on the H55M-USB3 board. The MIT is split into MIT Current Setup, Advanced Frequency Settings, Advanced Voltage Settings and Miscellaneous settings. MIT Current Setup will provide information on CPU memory frequency parameters currently set in the BIOS. Hereís a chart with the range of settings available:


Part Number H55M-USB3
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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