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 “Monitor” section tells us the current temperatures, voltages and fan rotation speeds. You can select one of the preset modes for the processor and two case fans from a pretty standard list including “Standard”, “Silent” and “Turbo” modes. You can also select the parameters manually. All system fan connector allow lowering the rotation speed of all fans, including the ones with three-pin connectors. However, the processor fan connector doesn’t support it. It can only adjust the rotation speed of the four-pin processor cooling fans.

The “Boot” section allows you to adjust your boot-up parameters that will be applied on system start-up. By the way, this is where you have to replace the default “EZ Mode” with “Advanced Mode”.

Now let’s quickly refresh the functionality of the “Tools” section.

The built-in “EZ Flash 2” utility for BIOS reflashing is one of the most convenient and functional programs of the kind. Unfortunately, they have eliminated the option that allowed saving the current BIOS version before reflashing a new one.

Just like on mainboards from many other makers we can read the information in the memory modules SPD, including the AMD Memory Profile (AMP) or XMP (Extreme Memory Profile).

Asus mainboards allow saving and quickly loading eight full BIOS settings profiles. Each may have a brief descriptive name. They haven’t yet fixed the issue with saving the disabling of the startup image, it is no longer possible to exchange settings profiles, save on external media or load from them.

The last section is called “Exit”. Here you can apply the changes, restore the defaults or go back to the “EZ Mode”.


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