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All parameters related to power-saving are singled out on a separate page called “CPU Power Management Configuration”.

“Monitor” section tells us the current temperatures, voltages and fan rotation speeds. You can select one of the preset modes for two processor, four case and two additional fans from a pretty standard set including “Standard”, “Silent” and “Turbo” modes. You can also select the parameters manually. You can take advantage of the flexible adjustment options for processor fans only if you are using four-pin fans.

The new “Fan Overtime” parameter allows setting the time of 1 to 10 minutes, during which the small additional fans will continue working after the system has been shut down completely to ensure quick cooling of the system components.

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 recently eliminated the option that allowed saving the current BIOS version before reflashing a new one.

Asus mainboards allow saving and then quickly loading eight full BIOS settings profiles. Each profile may be given a brief descriptive name reminding you of its contents.

They still haven’t fixed the issue that doesn’t allow you to save disabling of the startup image in the settings profile, but they brought back the ability to exchange BIOS settings profiles with other users, which was lost upon transition to the EFI BIOS. From now on the profiles may be saved onto external media and loaded 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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