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ASRock Z590 Taichi Motherboard Review

System Configuration & BIOS

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ASRock starts you out on an “EZ Mode” page that gives you a quick overview and allows some basic settings like enabling XMP memory profiles and selecting your boot device.

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The Main tab is more of a landing page showing basic system specs.

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The OC Tweaker landing page is where enthusiasts will spend the most time. You get 10 places to save custom profiles here, but all the good stuff is broken up into CPU, DRAM, and Voltage.

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All the good stuff is under 3 separate sections, CPU, DRAM, and Voltage.

There are a ton of settings in here for extremely high levels of tweaking and overclocking and explaining all of these would easily need to be its own article.

The tools page is an important one and was our first stop to update our system to the latest available BIOS.

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You can even adjust basic lighting profiles right here from the BIOS with no software or even no operating system loaded. If you hate the default Rainbow mode, it can come to a screeching halt right here 3 seconds after your first boot up.

The hardware monitor is self-explanatory. You can keep tabs on all system voltages, temperatures, fan speeds, and everything else related here.

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You can also tune all your connected fans from here.

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Most enthusiasts probably won’t use anything in the security tab, but a BIOS password can be set here as well as turning on the Trusted Platform module if installed, handy if you deploy this board in an office or similar environment.

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Here in the Boot tab, you can configure things like boot order, and even turn off the full-screen boot logo if you prefer to see a quick summary instead.

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And last but not least the Exit Tab, you can save or discard changes made in this session, as well as restore defaults. You can also override boot settings to boot to a different device just this one time.

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