Biostar TPower i55 Review
The BIOS for the I55 is the fairly standard AMI BIOS with everything where you'd expect to find it and doing what you'd expect too. So I'll just highlight the few things you might not have experienced before.
First is the Biostar method of auto-overclocking. These are presets labelled V6, V8 and V12. Before you all jump up and down at the thought of a single option 4GHz overclock, the V6 overclocks the BCLK from 133MHz to 135MHz. So it's not exactly immense performance. Even someone who is paranoid about inserting a USB pendrive would be able to overclock their system by 2 MHz. It's about time manufacturers stopped professing how well their systems overclocked and actually provided settings for everyone to take advantage.
DRAM timings are apparently supported up to 2600MHz. Although we wont be hitting those heady heights today it should at least give plenty of overhead.
The CPU Load Line is actually a vDroop setting. So oddly Enabled means give me vDroop and Disabled turns on anti-vDroop. Not the most logical of solutions.
Speaking of illogical things, CPU voltage is done as a variance of the baseline rather than an absolute. I don't know about you but when I'm sticking volts through my CPU I prefer not to have any room for doubt about the exact amount I'm applying. Especially when a tiny amount too much can be fatal.
I'm not amazingly convinced that the XMP-2 profile would be bootable.