System Configuration and BIOS Overview
||Product Name||Provided By|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 9 3900x||AMD|
|Motherboard||ASUS ROG Strix B550-I Gaming/ASRock X570 Taichi||Asus/ASRock|
|Memory||Aorus GP-AR31C16S8K2HU416RD DDR4 3200 16-18-18-38 (XMP)||Gigabyte|
|Drive||Adata SX8200NP, Crucial MX500 1 TB SATA III SSD, Adata SU650||Adata/Crucial|
|Video Cards||Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super Founders Edition||Nvidia|
|Monitor||BenQ EL2870U 28 inch 4K HDR Gaming Monitor 3840×2160 @ 60 Hz|
|Power Supply||Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1500W||Cooler Master|
|Operating System||Windows 10 2004 x64 Pro with latest patches and updates|
When you first load into the BIOS on the Strix B550-I motherboard, like most motherboards, you’ll be presented with easy mode. For the most part, EZ mode will give most users quick access to what they need. In this case, I left the BIOS stock and just turned on D.O.C.P. to enable the DDR4 3200 speeds on the RAM.
Hitting the F7 key kicks you into Advanced mode and exposes all the options available in the BIOS via menus and sub-menus. The main page is a quick overview of the system and includes items such as the BIOS version, CPU, and memory information.
The advanced tab allows you to tweak your system even further. Not only can you adjust settings to the CPU here, but you can also adjust settings for the SATA configuration, network configuration, USB configuration, and a ton more.
The monitor tab allows you to see all the details of your system such as temperatures, voltages, and fan speeds. You can also set custom fan curves in Q-fan from here as well as the shortcut at the top of the page above the menus.
The tool menu gives you access to a host of information and tools. First up, you can access the Asus EZ Flash utility to load the latest BIOS or securely erase a drive. SPD information and GPU information are available here too.