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The Monitor section is where you can check out the current temperatures, voltages and fan speeds. You can select the speed regulation mode for the CPU and system fans: Standard, Silent or Turbo. You can also set them up manually except for the fans labeled as “PWR”.

System startup options can be found in the Boot section.

Next goes the Tools section.

The integrated BIOS update tool called EZ Flash 2 is perhaps the handiest and most functional among the utilities of its kind. It has changed with the transition to EFI BIOS. For example, the current firmware version is saved into the root directory of the connected drive by default.

Like on mainboards from many other brands, we can now see the information written into the memory modules' SPD unit.

ASUS mainboards allow you to store and load up to eight profiles with full BIOS settings. Each profile can be given a descriptive name.

The Drive Xpert subsection helps you set up the operation mode for hard disks connected to the onboard Marvell 88SE9128 controller. This section is missing in the BIOS of the P8Z68-V Pro as it uses a Marvell 88SE9172 chip which doesn't support RAID. The P8Z68-V lacks an onboard Marvell controller altogether.

The Exit section goes last. It allows you to save your changes, load default BIOS settings, or switch back to EZ Mode.

ASUS EFI BIOS is an excellent example of how the capabilities of the old BIOS can be expanded without making it harder to use. We guess the biggest problem that this BIOS presents is the sheer abundance of settings. However, the mainboard sets most of them at optimal values by default, so you can leave everything as it is and have your system running smoothly.

 
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