MSI 990FXA-GD80 Motherboard Review – AMD 990FX ChipsetMon, May 30, 2011 - 11:00 AM
MSI 990FXA-GD80 Motherboard System Click BIOS
This is the page that the MSI 990FXA-GD80 will first present you with when you fire up the system and head into the MSI click BIOS. The MSI Click BIOS are remarkably similar to the traditional BIOS we are accustomed to, but you can use your mouse to navigate through the BIOS if you choose to.
The Advanced tab of the MSI Click BIOS on the MSI 990FXA-GD80 gives you access to the pages for the Integrated Peripherals, USb Configuration, Hardware monitor and several others.
The Hardware Monitor page allows you to check fan speed, and temperatures of the system.
Here we can enable/disable and configure the onboard devices sugh as the audio, and network interface card. We can also set up the SATA modes between IDE, AHCI and RAID.
The MSI 990FXA-GD80 has plenty of overclocking potential. You can crank the FSB up to 690MHz and a multiplier of 32.5. Not that those would work together, it would be nice though. The CPU-NB ratio can be set to a multiplier of 20 and the HT Link Speed and be set to 13.
Should be more than enough voltages for 99% of the overclockers out there!
The MSI 990FXA-GD80 will allow you to store six different overclocking profiles!
This particular page of the 990FXA-GD80 Click BIOS will show you the CPU specifications.
Here we can see the CPU technology support page.
If you happen to not know the specifics of the memory you are using, you can check them from with in the MSI 990FXA-GD80 BIOS with the Memory Z feature of the board.
Here is the CPU features.
The M-Flash page will let us flash the BIOS or save the current BIOS to a storage device.
Here we can set the security of the MSI 990FXA-GD80 with different levels of passwords for the system.
The MSI 990FXA-GD80 has several Green Power features that can be set up on the “Green Power” Page.
Here we can set the boot order and drive priorities.
And last but not least we can save our changes or discard them.