BIOS Features (cont’d)
This BIOS just seems to go on forever…
The FSB termination voltage can be upped to 1.5v.
The memory voltage can go all the way up to 2.78v!!
The north bridge voltage can be set to 1.91v — but the motherboard offers up some good advice here when you set the voltages that high. That could mean that you need to either install a water block or put both of the heatpipe fin fans on the board.
The south bridge voltage can be upped to 1.2v.
Need even more power across the FSB? Increase the voltage here by another 1.0v.
Voltage reference ratios can be adjusted on the CPU and the north bridge as well.
All of the standard CPU features like C1E and Vanderpool (virtualization) can be disabled if you desire.
The entirety of the features on the motherboard can be enabled or disabled via a softmenu in the BIOS.
The hardware monitor in the BIOS displays the temperatures of the CPU and motherboard while showing the fan speeds of up to five separate fans. The voltage monitor gets the major rails.
The Q-Fan control is included in this menu screen as well for the CPU and chassis fans — you can pick between the ambiguous “Optimal” setting, silent mode or performance mode.
The Asus EZ Flash utility is great as it allows you to flash the motherboard BIOS without the need for a bootable floppy disc, or a floppy at all as the application can read USB drives.
Here is where the Asus ExpressGate options can be adjusted.
Finally, we conclude our perusal of the P5E3 Deluxe BIOS in the profile section. Here you can save your current BIOS settings to a profile to revert to if playing around with settings gets you an unstable system.