Legit Motherboard Reviews
ASRock M3A780GXH/128M Motherboard Review
|Date:||Mon, Jun 22, 2009 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Chris Morrell -|
Unlike some of the other budget boards I've played with in the past, the M3A780GXH/128M has a rather full featured BIOS. However, like most budget boards the BIOS organization is a complete mess. There are a lot of sub-menus that should have been combined and settings placed in awkward places.
Here is the system info, nothing special here.
This menu has the majority of the settings you'll be tweaking. Be aware that stuff is scattered all throughout the sub-menus, so search around a bit.
Here you can configure the majority of the CPU options.
Surprisingly, you can adjust every memory and memory controller setting I've seen on boards twice as expensive as the M3A780GXH.
Here you can adjust all sorts of integrated peripherals and oddly most of the non-CPU system voltages.
ACPI Settings let you control various methods of powering the board on.
You can configure the SB710 chipset and enable RAID functionality with this menu.
This menu lets you configure the PCI slots.
I feel this menu should be lumped with the HDD configuration.
Here are the USB Controller settings; nothing to see here, folks.
This is just another menu that should have been combined.
These are the system voltages and temperatures, useful as always.
Boot device selection, simple as that.
Here you can load pre-defined BIOS settings. I would warn against using these, especially the optimized CPU OC Setting.
Next Page - Test Setup
Page 1 - The ASRock M3A780GXH/128M Mainboard
Page 2 - Board and Bundle Images
Page 3 - BIOS Images
Page 4 - Test Setup
Page 5 - Test Results
Page 6 - Overclocking Results
Page 7 - Conclusion