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ASUS Maximus III Gene LGA 1156 Micro ATX Motherboard Review

Author: Steve Grever
Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Asus

BIOS Features

The ASUS Maximus III Gene uses an American Megatrends Inc. BIOS that has been flashed to BIOS 1202, which fixes the following issues:

  • Improve memory compatibility
  • Fix some PCIEx1 LAN card can't be detected at PCH PCIEx1 slot
  • Update CPU Level Up function
  • Fix CPU power always show 2.5W in EPU software
  • Fix system may halt in POST after AC power loss during BIOS update


Extreme Tweaker menu. First screen users will see after booting into the BIOS.

CPU Level Up submenu options

Memory Level Up submenu options

DRAM Timing Control submenu options

Voltage submenu options under Extreme Tweaker menu

Main menu

System Information under Main menu

Advanced menu with options to configurure CPU, chipset, onboard devices, USB, LEDs, iROG, and ROG connect functions.

CPU Configuration options under Advanced menu

Power menu options

Power Management Features includes ACPI configuration options

Voltage monitor submenu under Hardware Monitor menu

Temperature monitor submenu under Hardware Monitor

Boot menu options

Tools menu options includes creating ASUS overclocking profiles, using the Go Button file, AI Net 2, and MemPerfect applications.

Go Button file options under Tools menu

June 7, 2011 | 11:06 PM - Posted by Roberto Rivera (not verified)

Hello, i was interested in your post because I have the same motherboard and processor that you have. I would like to know step by step how did you overclock you processor i7 860 from 2.80GHz to 4.15GHz. Please reply me this message as soon as possible. Thanks.. My email is

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