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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

Data Prefetch Logic
     Tue, Mar 29 2016 | 12:00P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"This is a BIOS feature specific to processors based on the Intel Core microarchitecture. It controls the Intel Core processor's data prefetch logic...."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Delay IDE Initial from the BIOS Optimization Guide
     Sat, Mar 26 2016 | 9:01A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Some motherboards boot up so fast that older IDE drives will not be able to spin up in time to be initialized. This is where Delay IDE Initial comes in..."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Dynamic Counter from the BIOS Optimization
     Wed, Mar 09 2016 | 5:29P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"To further improve the page hit-miss ratio, AMD developed dynamic page conflict prediction. Instead of closing open pages after a predetermined number of idle cycles, the memory controller can keep track of the number of page misses and page conflicts. It then dynamically adjusts the idle cycle limit to achieve a better page hit-miss ratio. The Dynamic Counter BIOS feature controls the memory controller’s dynamic page conflict prediction mechanism...."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

CPU Latency Timer from the BIOS Optimization Guide
     Mon, Feb 22 2016 | 9:00A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"This BIOS feature allows you to control how the processor should handle a deferrable processor operation when there is a new request for the processor."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

ByPass Max from the BIOS Optimization Guide.
     Mon, Feb 08 2016 | 2:10A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"To ensure coherency of data in a multi-core processor, the processor uses a Dependence Chain Queue (DCQ) to check for dependence chains between instructions and process them accordingly. The arbiter which controls the Dependence Chain Queue can rearrange the entries to optimize their processing. This is where the Bypass Max BIOS feature comes in."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

ARMD Emulation Type from the BIOS Optimization Guide.
     Wed, Jan 20 2016 | 9:01A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"ARMD is actually short for ATAPI Removable Media Device. It refers to devices that use removable media. Examples include the LS-120, Magneto-Optical (MO) and Zip drives. To boot up any operating system from these drives, it is essential for them to emulate a floppy drive or a hard disk drive. "
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

 
ASF Support from the BIOS Optimization Guide.
     Mon, Jan 11 2016 | 12:19P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Residing with the Ethernet controller, the ASF controller collects information about various components and sensors in the system. This ranges from POST alerts, operating system failure notifications to fan speeds and CPU temperature..."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

AGP Read Synchronization
     Tue, Jan 05 2016 | 4:02P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The AGP to DRAM Prefetch feature ensures proper synchronization of data transferred on the AGP bus, to correct mistakes made by the Global Write Buffer..."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

AGP to DRAM Prefetch
     Mon, Jan 04 2016 | 9:00A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote : "The AGP to DRAM Prefetch feature controls the system controller’s AGP prefetch capability. When enabled, the system controller will prefetch data whenever the AGP graphics card reads from system memory. Here is how it works...."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

2T Command from the BIOS Optimization Guide
     Wed, Dec 30 2015 | 12:00P | 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 sending commands to the memory bank. The lower the value, the sooner the memory controller can send commands out to the activated memory bank."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

BIOS Option Of The Week - Rx6C OverWrite.
     Sun, Nov 22 2015 | 4:02P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Rx6C register is 8-bits wide and therefore can handle up to eight SDRAM settings. Of course, the number and nature of the SDRAM settings controlled by this register vary from chipset to chipset. This BIOS feature only functions as a switch that determines if the BIOS is allowed to overwrite the default settings of the SDRAM Control register. A separate BIOS feature called OverWrite Rx6C is used to..."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

BIOS Option Of The Week - S2K Strobe P Control.
     Sun, Nov 15 2015 | 9:01A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"This BIOS feature determines the P transistor drive strength of the S2K bus. It is used in conjunction with S2K Bus Driving Strength and S2K Strobe P Control to bypass the motherboard chipset's dynamic compensation for the S2K bus. It is slaved to the Manual option of the S2K Bus Driving Strength feature. Therefore, if you set S2K Bus Driving Strength to Auto..."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

BIOS Option Of The Week - PCI to DRAM Prefetch.
     Sun, Oct 25 2015 | 9:00A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"This feature controls the system controller's PCI prefetch capability. When enabled, the system controller will prefetch eight quadwords (one cache line) of data whenever a PCI device reads from the system memory. Here's how it works..."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

BIOS Option Of The Week - Master Drive UltraDMA.
     Tue, Oct 06 2015 | 12:01P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"This BIOS feature allows you to enable or disable DMA (Direct Memory Access) support (if available) for the Master IDE device attached to that particular IDE channel. For easy reference, here is a table of the different DMA transfer rates and their corresponding maximum throughputs..."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 16.4.
     Fri, Sep 25 2015 | 9:00A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different models or even remember their specifications. Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various desktop CPUs in the market, as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete. Currently covering 1086 desktop CPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 19 different specifications for each and every CPU.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

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