So much stuff! What's worth getting?
(Also, why do they make that list so terrible to look at? I get lost in it instantly.)
While I'm at it... should I use any of the following:
- ASUS EPU
- GPU Boost
automaticus wrote:I took a tour of the Asus AISuite II utility and it's chock full of tools. I just updated the BIOS with it but that's about all it's been useful for so far.
Mostly, it seems, it's monitoring apps and overclocking aids. While I don't plan on overclocking right now, I'm not counting out the possibility that I will some day soon.
Another thing I'm wondering is.. when in BIOS, I have options for three settings. Something like "Eco", "Normal" and "Optimal" for highest performance. I get the same in the AI Suite II in Windows.. what do I make of all these profile options. Wouldn't I want my brand new computer running at absolute peak performance?
Device manager is reporting absolutely no problems. None. Yet it's still possible there are newer chipset drivers, audio drivers, etc. I definitely have the latest graphics drivers, which should be the most important of them all for gaming performance.
JohnC wrote:Be careful about updating BIOS using Asus' own crapware "utilities" - in the past they were causing problems for some people, including corrupt BIOS requiring the mobo replacement.
Captain Ned wrote:Abit's μGuru was about the only useful and non-harmful bit of mfg mobo utility. Still running an Abit IP35 Pro to this day.
thecoldanddarkone wrote:I use the fan xpert+ and modify my fan profile. If I just leave it default my processor gets to 80C. At my current profile it keeps it about 70C under full load.
JohnC wrote:thecoldanddarkone wrote:I use the fan xpert+ and modify my fan profile. If I just leave it default my processor gets to 80C. At my current profile it keeps it about 70C under full load.
You can do that on modern Asus mobos from within BIOS... Things like creating custom profiles, where fan speed can be increased/decreased as CPU reaches specific temperatures...
JohnC wrote:Considering you only have to create such profile once - I see no issues with restarting your PC... But, whatever - some people like to keep it simple and some like to be bombarded by fancy animations from their displays and don't mind to waste storage space and system resources on running such redundant applications... Just a matter of personal preference