BIOS Features (cont’d)
One thing I do like that Gigabyte has implemented in some areas is the ability to see what the AUTO settings are resulting in with your current BIOS configuration while still giving you the ability to change them.
There are a TON of memory timings that you can adjust and Gigabyte does a good job separating the primary and secondary timing options.
Voltage controls are at the bottom of the page…
You can add up to 1.55v to the DDR2 memory voltage; that’s a lot!
The PCIe bus voltage can be increased as well up to 0.75v.
The FSB voltage can be increased by 0.35v.
The south bridge voltage can also be increased by 0.775v, though increasing it will unlikely be necessary.
You can decrease the voltage to the processor by a percentage as well for better power usage.
While the other voltage controls are over-voltages, you set the processor voltage directly here and set it as high as 2.35v – more than enough for some intense overclocking.
Finally, for those interested, you can LOWER the CPU voltage all the way to 0.5v though I doubt you’ll get much use out of that.