ASRock X58 Extreme3 Intel X58 Motherboard Review

The BIOS
As all ASRock motherboards, the X58 Extreme3 utilizes the American Megatrends BIOS, a tabbed BIOS for easy navigation. The BIOS opens to the Main menu, which shows date/time, BIOS version information, CPU information, and memory found during POST.

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The OC Tweaker menu is where all overclocking will take place. It seems to be complete, with all settings on either the menu or in a submenu. Overclocking the X58 is not like other motherboards like the P55, it isn’t difficult but there are more settings and is a little more involved.

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The Advanced menu contains submenus with settings for the various subsystems around the motherboard.

The CPU Configuration submenu contains some CPU information and settings for SpeedStep, Halt State, C-State, and a few other settings.

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The HW Monitor menu gives temps and voltages, and contains submenus for customizing motherboard fan connectors.

The Boot menu has boot device order, and a few submenus including Boot Configuration where the POST splash screen is disabled.

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