GIGABYTE GA-H55N-USB3 (rev 1.0) Review :: BIOS and Overclocking

08-18-2010 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

The GIGABYTE H55N-USB3 uses the modular Award BIOS for the BIOS with a few tweaks for their tastes. The main menu is split into MB Intelligent Tweaker, Standard CMOS Features, Advanced BIOS Features, Integrated Peripherals, Power Management Setup, and PC Health Status. There are two function keys available on this menu F11 to Save CMOS from BIOS and F12 to Load CMOS from BIOS.

The MB Intelligent tweaker is where the overclocking on the board is done. The menu is split into MIT Current Status, Advanced Frequency Settings, Advanced Memory Settings, Advanced Voltage Settings and Miscellaneous settings. Below that shows the BIOS Version, the BCLK, the CPU Frequency, the memory frequency, the total memory size the CPU and PCH Temperatures and the Vcore and DRAM Voltage readings. Hereís a chart with the settings in the BIOS:

Setting Range
QPI Clock Ratio X12-X44
BCLK Frequency 100-600
Memory Frequency Adjusted by BCLK and System memory multiplier
Internal Graphics Clock 400-2000
PCI Express Frequency 90-150MHz
CPU Clock Drive 700mV, 800mV, 900mV, 1000mV
PCI-E Clock drive 700mV, 800mV, 900mV, 1000mV
CPU Clock Skew 0-750ps
PCH Clock Skew 0-750ps
CAS Latency Time 5-15
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
Static TRD 1-31