Upon our first power on, I went straight into the UEFI Bios to ensure everything was set as it should be. The very first thing I noticed was that in comparison to other UEFI Bios that I have used before, the Biostar Bios was a bit… unpolished. It’s very basic, however it is a bit more intuitive than the older Bios systems, that forced you to use a keyboard to navigate.
Going straight into the “Advanced” section of the board, you’ll find all of your basic settings. Here you can change your SATA mode, go into your CPU settings and enable virtualization, fan control settings and much more.
Rather than go into detail on each screen, you can look over them and see what settings you can change. Most are very self explanatory.
The Chipset section of the Bios doesn’t really give us many options at all.
Here you’re able to set all of your boot priority options. You can also enable fast boot, which essentially bypasses the bios splash screen and enables you to go straight into your Windows installation as fast as possible.
The O.N.E. panel is where you’ll find all of your overclocking and overvoltage settings. For such a budget oriented board, the Z97WE has tons of overclocking options! Hopefully these will help us get a nice stable overclock!