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Old 11th November, 2003, 06:18 PM
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NF7-s Bios settings

What are most of useing bios settings wise? I know this ones going to a bit intensive to answer but jus the main bits like bios shadowing, vga hole, fast writes and all the other random bits. Stuff like memory timings will be very much hardware dependant but the generic settings that work well in any setup would be good.

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Old 11th November, 2003, 06:32 PM
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Sorry - mate this is the EPoX section of the bulletin board - not ABit Computer.
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Sorry - mate this is the EPoX section of the bulletin board - not ABit Computer.
Funny I thought it was the AMD MB/CPU section! or do you own the whole thing?
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I moved the thread to it's proper Topic. ":O}
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A good reference to check for getting optimal performance from the more basic / common settings can be found here. at the Omega Corner website. I've found these settings to work great.

As for fast writes, the general consensus is that not only does it not boost performance, but it decreases stability. ATI cards are also not fully fast-write compliant from what I understand. Either way, it is usually best left off.

BIOS Shadowing, from what I remember, copies the contents of the BIOS into system memory. For some reason, this is not faster, even though it would seem that it should be. Don't quote me on this one though, I'm by no means and expert on the whole shadowing thing.


Spread Spectrum options are best left off for fastest performance.
What spread spectrum does is it spreads the signalling frequencies over a broader range, which decreases RF interference with other components. If you are getting some funky issues with lines in video or a high noise level in your sound, it is worth a try enabling spread spectrum to see if it fixes it, but usually problems like this do not occur.
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A good reference to check for getting optimal performance from the more basic / common settings can be found here. at the Omega Corner website. I've found these settings to work great.

As for fast writes, the general consensus is that not only does it not boost performance, but it decreases stability. ATI cards are also not fully fast-write compliant from what I understand. Either way, it is usually best left off.

BIOS Shadowing, from what I remember, copies the contents of the BIOS into system memory. For some reason, this is not faster, even though it would seem that it should be. Don't quote me on this one though, I'm by no means and expert on the whole shadowing thing.


Spread Spectrum options are best left off for fastest performance.
What spread spectrum does is it spreads the signalling frequencies over a broader range, which decreases RF interference with other components. If you are getting some funky issues with lines in video or a high noise level in your sound, it is worth a try enabling spread spectrum to see if it fixes it, but usually problems like this do not occur.
Doh!... too many windows open... heh... Thanks CamoAlien and Dan, appologies all others
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