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Asus P8Z68-V LX Motherboard Review

The UEFI BIOS is an impressive configuration with an ‘EZ’ mode (easy) for people who only want to touch the basics. An advanced mode is available for overclocking and finer tuning of settings.

Within the advanced panel, the ‘main’ tab offers a basic overview of the hardware configuration. An easy to read, reference point.

The AI Tweaker panel is the main section for overclocking. With a decent air cooler, 4.6ghz was easily achievable from this motherboard @ 1.42 volts. More should be possible with improved cooling, however the hard core audience are likely to invest more on a high end motherboard, specifically just for overclocking.

The ‘Advanced’ panel lets the user adjust many of the onboard configuration settings. such as the SATA drives and USB configuration.

The monitor tab is ideal for right after the system build. Checking that temperatures, fan speeds, and voltages are all falling within parameters.

The boot tab allows for adjustment over full screen logo, boot drive options and boot override settings.

The ‘tool’ panel has options for flashing the bios, and for storing/recalling overclocked settings. It is at the level we would expect from ASUS, especially the intuitive layout.

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