BIOS Features
The Gigabyte X48-DQ6 is definitely an enthusiast motherboard and you can tell when looking at the BIOS options it provides.

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We’ll start in the PC Health Status screen where you can monitor voltages and fan speeds as well as setup warnings for fan failures. 

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You can also enable a warning for CPU temperatures as well.  If you hit 90C, you have problems!

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The Gigabyte MIT menu is where most of the overclocking functionality resides and includes CPU multipliers, FSB adjustments and more. 

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The CPU clock ranges from 6x – 16x.

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The front-side bus is easily adjustable from 100 MHz (400 MHz quad-pumped) to 700 MHz (2800 MHz quad-pumped). 

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The primary PCIe bus speeds can be overclocked as well from 100 MHz to 150 MHz.

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CIA is a software BIOS option that overclocks the system based on the CPU load – this is something we tend to leave disabled. 

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One thing I wish Gigabyte would get rid of is these incredibly vague BIOS options that give little to no information about what they are ACTUALLY doing. 

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Here you can adjust the memory to FSB ratio and you’ll have to note which FSB processor you have before setting it.  There are four different ratio sets for 26//333/200/400 default FSB options. 

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Above are the rest of those memory ratio options…

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