EVGA E761 X58 SLI Classified Motherboard Review

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EVGA E761 X58 Classified BIOS Menu

There is nothing special here, just your normal BIOs. The left-hand side is standard for most boards with only the Frequency/Voltage Control sub-menu being chock full of awesome.

EVGA E761 X58 Classified BIOS Date and Time

Here you can adjust the date and time while viewing SATA device information.

EVGA E761 X58 Classified BIOS Advanced

Here you can adjust the boot order and specify which particular device to boot from.

EVGA E761 X58 Classified BIOS Peripherals

Here you can adjust the onboard RAID, USB, Ethernet, and PATA controllers.

EVGA E761 X58 Classified BIOS Power Management

Here you can adjust the processor sleep-stages and the various ways to power-on the system.

EVGA E761 X58 Classified BIOS Plug and Play

Here you can adjust the PCI and PCIe settings; I’d highly suggest leaving this alone as I made the board angry playing with the IRQ settings.

EVGA E761 X58 Classified BIOS PC Health

Want to know your processor temp? How about your northbridge temp? How about your voltage regulator temp? It’s all here! This is what a BIOS PC Health screen should look like.

EVGA E761 X58 Classified BIOS Overclocking Menu

This is where the magic happens. You’ve got a memory, voltage, and CPU sub-menu with your most often adjusted settings here in the main menu.

EVGA E761 X58 Classified BIOS Cooling

Here you can adjust the memory timings, frequency, and interleave settings, along with selecting SPD profiles.

EVGA E761 X58 Classified BIOS Voltages

The voltage controls for this board are a little less than insane. Just to give you an idea, the values on the left are the maximum values while the values on the right are the default values. I doubt anyone could ever warrant using the maximum voltages available though, like 3.39vDIMM. Surely that should toast the processor quicker than you could hit the power switch.

EVGA E761 X58 Classified BIOS CPU Features

Last, but surely not least, are the CPU specific settings. Don’t forget when overclocking to set the QPI frequency to the minimum value. I stupidly forgot to set it to the minimum multiplier and hit a base clock wall at 172MHz.
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