by Rob Williams on September 18, 2006 in Motherboards
DFIs highly anticipated AM2 enthusiast board is finally here, after months of development. Like previous LanParty boards, this one caters to the overclocker, and simply checking out the BIOS screams that fact. Does it please this enthusiast? Read on…
The BIOS used is an Award, so it will be immediately familiar to most. Nothing on the main screen differs from the Ultra-D, but beneath a few of the menus it’s a different story.
Under the first menu you will see all of the drives installed, including the date. I disabled the floppy drive since I don’t have one, and also the error halts.
Under the second menu you can set up the boot order, and whether or not you want to see the splash screen. You can do more drive configuring under the top submenu.
Under the advanced chipset, you will likely not need to touch any of the countless options:
Some fun to be had under the integrated peripherals. If you have a USB keyboard and expect it to work past POST, you will need to enable it here. I disabled a few more functions I didn’t need.
Power Management is straight forward for the most part, but I did not have to adjust anything.
The PC Health screen gives plenty of info regarding voltages and temperatures. You can also configure whether or not you want your PC to turn off if a certain temperature is met.