How to Use ASUS Performance Boost

by Marie Lowe
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Performance Boost is a feature of many high-end ASUS motherboards that allows the system to dynamically overclock components for temporary boosts in performance in order to accommodate demanding applications. Enable the Performance Boost feature for a set period of time based upon system demand, or by hotkey. Configure both values in the "Performance Boost" control panel on your ASUS motherboard's management utility.

Step 1

Open the "Start" menu and type "Power Boost," then press "Enter."

Step 2

Click "Edit," then choose "Settings."

Step 3

Click the "Activation" tab and choose "Hotkey."

Step 4

Press the key or key combination you would like to use to activate Performance Boost mode. Then press "Apply."

Step 5

Click the "Automatic Activation" button.

Step 6

Click the "Activation Threshold" drop-down menu, then select amount of CPU load you would like to have trigger Performance Boost mode. Choose "25%," "50%," "75%" or "100%." If you wish to enter a custom setting, click "Custom..." and type the percentage of CPU load you would like to set as your threshold.

Click "OK" twice. You have now enabled and configured the Performance Boost feature on your system.


  • "ASUS QuickStart Guide"; ASUStek; 2009

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About the Author

Marie Lowe has been writing since 1995. Her work appears in the "Durant Democrat" and various online publications. Lowe has a Master of Arts in journalism from the University of Central Oklahoma.

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