ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe Motherboard Review

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asus m3a79-t deluxe motherboard review

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe Motherboard Review

The bundle included with the Asus M3A79-T Deluxe is actually pretty good, and it should be for being a top of the line product. You get two CrossFire bridge cables, an IDE cable, six SATA cables, a SATA power cable, a Q-shield, your USB/Firewire header, a Q-Connector, your owner’s manual and Driver and App CD.

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe Motherboard Review

The familiar Asus AMI BIOS is a welcome sight as we dive into the setup and tweaking of the board.

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe Motherboard Review

The Advanced Page is where we find ourselves spending the bulk of our time. This page has most of the options you will use to get every ounce of performance available.

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe Motherboard Review

Once you set the AI Overclocking to Manual, you are ready to set out on your overclocking journey.

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe Motherboard Review

FSB can be set up to 600fsb.

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe Motherboard Review

PCIE frequency is able to be set up to 150.

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe Motherboard Review

CPU-NB frequency multiplier settings…

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe Motherboard Review

CPU-NB Link speed…

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe Motherboard Review

Vcore can be set all the way to 1.7v at increments of .0125v.

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe Motherboard Review

Processor-NB voltage can be set to 1.6875v at .0125 increments.

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe Motherboard Review

Vdimm has a max setting of 2.5v.

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe Motherboard Review

Hypertransport voltage can be set to 1.5v in .02v increments.

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe Motherboard Review

Core/PCIE has a ceiling of 1.4v.

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe Motherboard Review

Southbridge has a max setting of 1.4v.

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe Motherboard Review

VDDA voltage settings…

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe Motherboard Review

Memory Config. page…

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe Motherboard Review

DRAM timings config. page: Primary and secondary timings can be adjusted here.

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe Motherboard Review

Clock Skew…

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe Motherboard Review

CPU configuration page… this is where the ACC can be set for overclocking.

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe Motherboard Review

Onboard devices page…

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe Motherboard Review

Hardware monitor page…

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe Motherboard Review

The tools page is where…

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe Motherboard Review

We find the Express Gate Utility that boasts turning your system on and being online in like 5 seconds.  Of course, there is no OS loaded, but this could be helpful if you want to get online quick to check a movie time or the impending doom of a Tornado coming your way!

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe Motherboard Review

The Tools page also is where we can save and load saved BIOS settings.  I love this option.  It comes in very handy when overclocking and even if you want to switch back and forth between normal settings and maybe a special gaming setting that you create.

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