Asus P7H57D-V EVO Motherboard

Express Gate & TurboV

Express Gate is a nifty Linux based OS that offers basic functionality outside of your main Operating System.


In a nutshell it's quite a responsive operating system with a very intuitive interface. If I had any reservations about Express Gate, it'd be that you need Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 installed in order to install the Express Gate operating system. I dare say that the operating system would be a true winner if it came embedded on the motherboard itself or on a USB memory storage device.


Asus TurboV

For those that are less savvy on the overclocking front, TurboV offers a friendlier interface for processor overclocking.


The two key areas of overclocking offered are Automatic overclocking and “CPU Level Up” preset parameters. The automatic overclocking facility within TurboV boosted our Core i3 530 processor by 38% to a speedy 4.05GHz, just 60MHz shy of our own endeavours. This was verified stable by OCCT's LinPack test.



CPU Level Up offers more conservative overclocks in order to match faster processors in the CPU family. For example, our Core i3 530 was provided with options to overclock to “Core i3 540 3.06GHz”, “Core i5 650 3.2GHz” and “Core i5 661 3.3GHz”.



At no point did the application crash. Software overclocking has come a long way over the years, such that novices can easily help themselves to a slice of free performance pie.


Also included in TurboV is the ability to overclock the integrated GPU.


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