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BIOS Option Of The Week - Interrupt Mode - BIOS Option Of The Week - Interrupt Mode
Wed, Jun 25 2014 | 4:00AM | Filed under: BIOS| PermaLink Posted by: STAFF

Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend. This week, we will be taking a look at the Interrupt Mode BIOS setting. Here's an excerpt : "This BIOS feature is used to enable or disable the motherboard's APIC (Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller). The APIC is a new distributed set of devices that make up an interrupt controller. In current implementations, it consists of three parts - a local APIC, an I/O APIC and an APIC bus. The local APIC delivers interrupts to a specific processor so each processor in a system has to have its own local APIC. Therefore, a dual processor system must have two local APICs. Because a local APIC has been integrated into every processor since..."

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