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PCI/VGA Palette Snoop from The Tech ARP BIOS Guide
     Mon, Apr 02 2018 | 3:17P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The PCI/VGA Palette Snoop BIOS feature determines if your graphics card should allow VGA palette snooping by a fixed function display card. Find out what you should set it to, and why!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

The Tech ARP BIOS Guide.
     Fri, Mar 02 2018 | 9:02A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Byte Merge BIOS feature controls the byte merging capability of the PCI write buffer. Find out what you should set it to, and why!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

ACPI 2.0 Support from The Tech ARP BIOS Guide
     Tue, Jan 30 2018 | 9:00A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While its name hints that the ACPI 2.0 Support BIOS feature is a toggle to enable ACPI 2.0 features, this is not the case. Find out what ACPI 2.0 Support does, and what you should set it to!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

More Intel CPUs Spontaneously Reboot After Meltdown-Spectre Patches!
     Wed, Jan 24 2018 | 12:02P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Many Intel systems are experiencing spontaneous reboot issues after installing patches against Meltdown and Spectre. No shit. Read all about this new development, and find out what Intel CPUs are affected!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

FIXED Memory Size from The Tech ARP BIOS Guide.
     Mon, Jan 22 2018 | 1:13P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The FIXED Memory Size BIOS feature is used to select the operating mode, as well as the maximum amount of graphics memory that can be allocated to the graphics processor. Find out what you should set it to, and why!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

DCLK Feedback Delay from The Tech ARP BIOS Guide
     Fri, Jan 19 2018 | 9:02A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The DCLK Feedback Delay BIOS feature allows you to fine-tune the timing of the feedback signal from the SDRAM memory modules. Find out what you should set it to, and why!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

PCI Pipelining from The Tech ARP BIOS Guide
     Thu, Jan 18 2018 | 12:00P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The PCI Pipelining BIOS feature determines if PCI transactions to the memory subsystem will be pipelined. Find out what you should set it to... and why!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

 
2T Command from The Tech ARP BIOS
     Sat, Nov 18 2017 | 4:02P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The 2T Command BIOS option allows you to select the delay between the assertion of the Chip Select signal till the time the memory controller starts..."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Intel Dynamic Acceleration from The Tech ARP BIOS
     Tue, Nov 14 2017 | 9:01A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Intel Dynamic Acceleration feature only kicks in when a single-threaded application is running. Find out what you should set it to, and why!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

BIOS Optimization Guide
     Fri, Oct 20 2017 | 9:00A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Idle Cycle Limit BIOS feature has a great effect on memory performance. Find out what you should set it for a desktop or server, and why!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Toshiba's first client drive with BiCS flash
     Wed, Oct 11 2017 | 7:24P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Toshiba's first client drive with BiCS flash inside is the entry-level TR200. Join us as we find out just how much storage performance you can get on a budget these days.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

HPET Support from The BIOS Optimization Guide.
     Fri, Sep 22 2017 | 1:58P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HPET Support BIOS option allows you to switch between the new HPET system timer and older system timers. Find out what you should it to, and why!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Compatible FPU OPCODE from The BIOS Optimization Guide.
     Tue, Sep 19 2017 | 9:00A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Compatible FPU OPCODE BIOS feature determines how certain Intel processors handle FOP codes. Find out when you should enable this, and why!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

HPET Mode from The BIOS Optimization Guide.
     Sun, Sep 17 2017 | 9:03A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HPET is a new system timer that delivers aperiodic functionality and higher precision. Find out how to configure HPET Mode for proper operation!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

PCI Express Burn-in Mode
     Wed, Aug 16 2017 | 9:05A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Some Intel motherboards come with a PCI Express Burn-in Mode BIOS feature that can be used to overclock the PCI Express bus. Read all about it here!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Gate A20 Option from The BIOS Optimization
     Wed, Aug 16 2017 | 9:00A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What is Gate A20? What does Gate A20 Option do? Read on and find out!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

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