BIOS: MSI has chosen an American Megatrends BIOS for this motherboard. This is BIOS we know from its blue screen that you could almost call its brand. Even though the motherboard is focused on the DIY user that needs a pc for a home theater, the motherboard has been equipped with a decent BIOS in relation to overclocking.
All the fun overclocking options is found in the “Cell” menu.
In the BIOS it’s also possible to keep an eye on the chipset and CPU temperatures. It’s also possible to use the bundled “Dual Core Center” software if you need to see the temperatures in Windows when the load is increased.
Here I’ve installed an AMD X2 4000+ CPU to test what I could max out with. 2.6 GHz is not bad for this CPU. It’s possible to adjust the frequencies of the FSB and RAM, which works by a divider. It does not provide total independence between the two, but a fine solution for this kind of boards.
It is of course also possible to deactivate USB connections etc.