FAQ on overclocking Asus mb - Auto vs. Standard vs. Adaptive

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Can anyone explain the mechanics of operation of Asus' overclocking scheme.
The bios definitions are skimpy and I would like to know what I am doing

1. What is the difference between "Auto", "Standard" and "Adaptive
Overclocking". Right now my system is set to "auto" - what does that mean.

Re: FAQ on overclocking Asus mb - Auto vs. Standard vs. Adaptive

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The best collection of BIOS options is rojakpot. But not every BIOS
variation will be documented there.


The way I understand them:

Auto - Uses info from the hardware about what the nominal conditions for
       the processor are, to set up clocks and multipliers. Some processors
       encode their bus clock preference with a couple logic signals,
       and these can be read by the BIOS, and the signals can also drive
       pins on the clockgen chip directly.

Standard - To me, this implies "Manual" operation. Generally, you should see
           more options appear in the BIOS, when you select Standard or
           Manual for a BIOS option. Not exposing all options is intended
           to not scare newbies.

Adaptive - By virtue of the name, this implies a load-sensitive overclock.
           Could be the equivalent of Cool & Quiet, but when the CPU runs
           at 100% loading (no time for the Idle task), the BIOS will
           be running with some level of overclock as compared to the
           nominal conditions for the processor. Depending on the processor
           type, there could be as few as two conditions for the processor,
           like "slow" (when the computer is idle) and "fast" (when the
           computer is crunching). I don't know if there is an Asus web
           page available to give a better answer than that, or not. The
           main benefit is cooler "idle" operation.

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