Asus E35M1-M PRO Micro ATX

BIOS & Overclocking

Asus E35M1-M PRO Micro ATX

BIOS

Like most of Asus' latest releases, the E35M1-M comes with a graphic EFI BIOS. The intention is to accomodate for both novice and advanced users.

Asus E35M1-M PRO Micro ATX

Asus have done this by offering two versions of the BIOS - EZ and Advanced. Above is the simple EZ version, which contains everything a basic end user may ever need to look at. Fancy verifying that a memory upgrade has been acknowledged? Sure, the stats are all on display. Need to change your boot device? Just look for the logo that looks like your boot device and the job is done. 

Asus E35M1-M PRO Micro ATX      Asus E35M1-M PRO Micro ATX

However given that this is a website originally set up for PC Enthusiasts and Overclockers, you will probably find yourself feeling a little patronised by the EZ BIOS. Never fear however as you can switch to Advanced mode in two clicks.

You may (or may not be) surprised to discover that overclocking is supported by this motherboard. We will soon find out how far the E350 APU can go.

Asus E35M1-M PRO Micro ATX

A final BIOS feature to showcase is Asus' latest iteration of the EZ Flash utility. While similar to the previous edition, the EFI BIOS combined with mouse functionality makes navigating folders for a new BIOS a total breeze.

Overclocking

So we finally set about overclocking the Fusion E350. We first started off with the Automated (TurboV) utility, which awarded us a 3MHz increase in base frequency and consequently a 48MHz overclock overall. Feeling a little underwhelmed we then took matters into our own hands.

 

Despite our best attempts, our processor refused to budge any further than 1728MHz (a base clock of 109MHz). Our best guess is that the memory controller and the link between the APU and the Hudson M1 cannot tolerate higher base frequencies.

Ho hum, let's look into Temperatures and Power Consumption.

«Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Next»

Most Recent Comments

03-02-2011, 05:15:10

tinytomlogan
Today we test one of the first motherboards to sport the AMD Fusion APU

Continue ReadingQuote

03-02-2011, 06:05:58

Zeals
AMD Fusion seems like the perfect choice for a HTPC, a few questions, is this capable of 3D? Also does it upscale well?Quote

03-02-2011, 07:10:40

Mul.
Hi Zeals,

As the new HD 6310 GPU supports UVD 3.0, this means that DivX decoding is now included (on top of the existing MPEG2/H.264) and also Blu-Ray 3D support. However neither Asus or AMD have clearly stated that the HD 6310 will decode 3D well. I suppose this will become more clear as time goes on however my initial impressions are that a HTPC for higher end functionality such as 3D support or anything else that may command some more CPU horse power is probably better off with a conventional CPU and dedicated GPU.

I hope that helpsQuote
Reply
x

Register for the OC3D Newsletter

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. We won't share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums.