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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ekih, Sep 21, 2004.

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  1. ekih

    ekih Thread Starter

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    Some questions about setting up my BIOS.
    My MBO is a P4P800 BIOS AMI 12000312 Ver: 08.00.09

    I have a selection for 32bit transfer rate, this is disabled. What is this and should it be enabled?

    I have a selection for Throttle slow clock ratio set at 50%. What is this and should I change the setting?

    With setting up the HDs there is setting for PIO and DMA they are both set for auto, should I turn off the PIO mode or will it atomically select the right DMA setting?

    thanks for any help
    J
     
  2. DaveBurnett

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    32bit transfer should be set on otherwise it will use 16bit transfer which is obviously a hell of a lot slower - and ancient technology.
    Throttle slow clock is the power saving mode of the CPU and is only useful when running a laptop on batteries - basically run at half speed when not doing heavy work.
    Leave the PIO mode and DMA as AUTO
     
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