Packaging & Initial Impressions
Upon opening the main cardboard box, we were presented with a set of components, packaged securely behind a layer of airbag packaging.
The motherboard box contains most of the components, with the Corsair Memory and Core i5 750 Processor preinstalled. The Zalman CNPS10X CPU Cooler was boxed separately. Also enclosed was a quality control report verifying stability at 3.60GHz. The motherboard comes with two SATA connectors, an I/O shield, Manual and IDE Cable.
The setup process was a piece of cake. With our optical and hard disk drives, power supply unit and graphics card connected, the system powered on and booted successfully. A quick visit into the BIOS confirmed that the processor was operating at it’s target clockspeed of 3.60GHz. With Windows Vista Home Premium installed, we were ready to get testing.
It was also noted that Overclockers UK had saved Overclock Profiles in the Asus BIOS, so that the overclock can be reloaded if settings are lost.
Let's move on to the testing phase of the Core i5 750 Overclocked Bundle.