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BIOS Optimization
     Wed, Nov 30 2016 | 4:00P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Differential Current BIOS feature allows you to change the amount of differential current, effectively changing the voltage swing of the system clocks. Find out what you should set it to!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

CPU to PCI Write Buffer from the BIOS Optimization
     Sat, Nov 26 2016 | 9:01A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The CPU to PCI Write Buffer BIOS feature controls the chipset’s CPU-to-PCI write buffer. Find out what it does, and what you should set it to!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

DRAM Bus Selection from the BIOS Optimization Guide.
     Tue, Nov 15 2016 | 8:44P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The DRAM Bus Selection BIOS feature allows you to manually set the functionality of the dual channel feature. Find out what you should set it to!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Rank Interleave from the BIOS Optimization Guide
     Thu, Nov 03 2016 | 9:02A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Rank Interleave BIOS feature works like SDRAM Bank Interleave. The only difference is that it works between different memory ranks. Read more about it!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

PNP OS Installed from the BIOS Optimization Guide
     Tue, Nov 01 2016 | 2:20P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The name PNP OS Installed is misleading because it doesn't really refer to your operating system. Find out what it does, and what you should set it to!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Digital Locked Loop (DLL)
     Thu, Oct 06 2016 | 4:01P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Digital Locked Loop ensures that your computer memory works properly. However, it can be disabled to allow memory operation beyond the allowed range. Find out when you should disable it!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Speed Error Hold from the BIOS Optimization
     Mon, Oct 03 2016 | 4:02P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Speed Error Hold BIOS feature prevents the system from booting up if the processor clock speed was not properly set. Read all about it and find out what you should set it to!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

 
BIOS Optimization Guide.
     Fri, Sep 23 2016 | 9:02A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This BIOS feature is used to enable or disable the Intel Virtualization Technology (IVT) extension, which is also known by the development code name of Vanderpool. Read all about it here!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

BIOS Optimization Guide
     Wed, Aug 31 2016 | 11:21A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Chipkill is an enhanced ECC (Error Checking and Correcting) technology developed by IBM. Find out what Chipkill does, and what you should set it to!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

PCI Dynamic Bursting from the BIOS Optimization
     Fri, Aug 05 2016 | 9:03A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The PCI Dynamic Bursting BIOS feature controls the byte merging capability of the PCI write buffer. Find out what that means, and what you should set it to!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

PCI Timeout from the BIOS Optimization Guide
     Mon, Aug 01 2016 | 9:00A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"One advantage of using PCI Timeout is that it allows other PCI devices to use the bus while the transaction is being carried out..."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Dynamic Idle Cycle Counter
     Tue, Jul 05 2016 | 1:32P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Dynamic Idle Cycle Counter BIOS feature controls the memory controller’s dynamic page conflict prediction mechanism. Find out what you should set it to..."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

BIOS Optimization Guide
     Thu, Jun 30 2016 | 4:01P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The operating system scans the ACPI SRAT at boot time and uses the information to better allocate memory and schedule software threads for maximum performance. Find out what you should set it to..."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Fast R-W Turn Around
     Sat, Jun 25 2016 | 9:03A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Fast R-W Turn Around allows you to skip a delay so that the memory controller can switch or "turn around" from reads to writes faster than normal...."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

BIOS Optimization Guide.
     Sat, Jun 11 2016 | 12:01P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This BIOS feature is similar to the Delay DRAM Read Latch BIOS feature. It fine-tunes the DRAM timing parameters to adjust for different DRAM loadings...."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Delay Prior To Thermal BIOS
     Wed, Mar 30 2016 | 9:01A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Delay Prior To Thermal BIOS feature controls the activation of the Thermal Monitor’s automatic mode. Find out what setting you should use, and why..."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

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