The Gigabyte X48-DQ6 is definitely an enthusiast motherboard and you can tell when looking at the BIOS options it provides.
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.
You can also enable a warning for CPU temperatures as well. If you hit 90C, you have problems!
The Gigabyte MIT menu is where most of the overclocking functionality resides and includes CPU multipliers, FSB adjustments and more.
The CPU clock ranges from 6x – 16x.
The front-side bus is easily adjustable from 100 MHz (400 MHz quad-pumped) to 700 MHz (2800 MHz quad-pumped).
The primary PCIe bus speeds can be overclocked as well from 100 MHz to 150 MHz.
CIA is a software BIOS option that overclocks the system based on the CPU load – this is something we tend to leave disabled.
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.
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.
Above are the rest of those memory ratio options…