BIOS Features (cont’d)
Looking at the memory timings you can see that once again NVIDIA has included just about every option you can think of, and probably a few on top of that. NVIDIA has also wisely divided the settings between the major four timings that are frequently adjusted and the other “advanced” timings that are less likely to be set manually.
Here you can see the EVGA 680i LT SLI motherboard has the settings for enabling all the power management features of the Core 2 Duo processors as well as disabling individual cores on the chip.
Starting into the voltage adjustments, the CPU core can be increased up to 1.6v — a bit lower than what is available on the 680i SLI motherboard.
The FSB voltage can be overclocked to 1.4v.
The memory voltages can go to 2.5v.
The south bridge chip can be overclocked to 1.4v for more overclocking headroom.
The NVMEM memory test option will run a VERY long and thorough memory subsystem evaluation upon rebooting after the BIOS adjustments to test for system stability of any overclocking you have done.
Once again NVIDIA has included basic profile saving and loading options in the BIOS for the 680i LT SLI though I must say Asus’ ability to load and save profiles from external drives is more impressive.
The fan speed, voltage and temperature monitoring features are pretty basic.
The fan speed controller is well done though and allows for a good amount of control over the CPU fan.