Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-DS4H AM2+ Motherboard Review

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Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-DS4H Review
Gigabyte has been using a modified Award BIOS for years; nothing much has changed here.

Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-DS4H Review

The Motherboard Intelligent Tweaker offers plenty of voltage options with enough voltage to kill even the most resistant of processors. CPU voltage goes up to 1.95v, +.6v above default of 1.35v.

Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-DS4H Review

This is your standard BIOS time/date and hard-drive page.

Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-DS4H Review

Here, you can adjust the integrated HD3300, set boot preferences, and adjust video initialization.

Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-DS4H Review

Here are all the onboard devices such as PATA controller, ICH10R settings, and USB settings. I highly suggest enabling USB keyboard and mouse support if you use a USB keyboard, otherwise you may not have keyboard support outside of the OS.

Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-DS4H Review

Here, you can enable peripheral devices to power on the computer and set which sleep state you prefer.

Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-DS4H Review

Here, you can adjust the PCI IRQ assignments. This is best left on auto unless you run into an IRQ conflict.

Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-DS4H Review

I really wish there was a little more monitoring offered here. Values like vNorthbridge and more accurate CPU temps would be nice to see. It is advisable to check your CPU temperature; my CPU reads 17C colder than actual values.

Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-DS4H Review

By pressing F11 you can pull up this menu. You can save 8 BIOS profiles. I find this very useful when tweaking settings; I will adjust a setting, save a TEMP copy, and if the adjustment passes then save to a permanent profile.

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