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Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Asus Commando

3. BIOS

The BIOS is from Phoenix and more or less has the same options as those of the P5B Deluxe. Memory, CPU and SB voltages can be set according to the following table.

BIOS Setting Feature:
CPU Clock Multiplier
6x-13x in 1X increments
CPU bus frequency
100 to 650MHz in 1MHz steps
CPU voltage
1.1000V-1.8500V in 0.0125V steps
DRAM voltage
1.800V to 3.375V in 0.025V steps
PCI Express frequency
90MHz to 150MHz in 1MHz steps
SB voltage
1.050V to 1.225V in 0.025V steps
SB SATA/PCIe voltage
1.50V to 1.85V in 0.05V steps

There are no major complaints with the BIOS. Everything is well organized and the user will find it easy to set the best settings and perform some serious overclocking.

- Installation

Using Everest Ultimate Edition 2007, we can get more information about the board:

Both North Bridge and South Bridge chipsets unveiled:

The latest BIOS was installed for all tests. Let's now see how our CPU was identified under CPU-Z:

Asus offers the AI Suite software that can control most of the functions of the Asus Commando. Users can monitor temperatures, voltages and of course, perform overclocking:

Unfortunately, each overclocking setting requires a reboot:

For comparison, we post test results from:

  • Asus Striker Extreme with memory running at 534@5-5-5-15
  • EVGA 680i LT with memory running at 534@5-5-5-15
  • Asus Commando with memory running at 534@5-5-5-15




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