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Host Bus In-Order Queue Depth.
     Sun, Oct 12 2014 | 9:00A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"For greater performance at high clock speeds, motherboard chipsets now feature a pipelined processor bus. The multiple stages in this pipeline can also be used to queue up multiple commands to the processor. This command queuing greatly improves performance because it effectively masks the latency of the processor bus. This BIOS feature controls the use of the processor bus' command queue. Normally, there are only two options available. Depending on the motherboard chipset, the options could be (1 and 4), (1 and 8) or (1 and 12). This is because this BIOS feature..."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

BIOS Option Of The Week - Boot To OS/2.
     Sun, Aug 24 2014 | 11:52P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Older versions of IBM's OS/2 operating system use the BIOS function Int15 [AX=E801] to detect the size of installed system memory. Microsoft Windows, on the other hand, uses the BIOS function Int15 [EAX=0000E820]. However, the Int15 [AX=E801] function was later scrapped as not ACPI-compliant. As a result, OS/2 cannot detect the correct size of system memory if more than 64 MB of memory is installed. Microsoft Windows isn't affected because the BIOS function it uses is ACPI-compliant. This BIOS feature is designed to correct the memory size detection problem for OS/2 systems that have..."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

BIOS Option Of The Week
     Sun, Aug 10 2014 | 11:08P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The IOAPIC Enable 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 the debut of the original Intel Pentium P54C processor, there's no need to worry about the number of local APICs..."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Mobile GPU Comparison Guide Rev. 16.1.
     Tue, Jul 01 2014 | 3:44A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote : These days, there are so many mobile GPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different configurations. Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various mobile GPUs in the market as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete. Currently covering 479 mobile GPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 24 different specifications for each and every GPU. We hope it will prove to be a useful reference. We will keep this guide updated regularly so do check back for the latest updates.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

BIOS Option Of The Week - Interrupt Mode.
     Sun, Jun 29 2014 | 4:06A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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..."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

BIOS Option Of The Week - Interrupt Mode
     Wed, Jun 25 2014 | 4:00A | 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..."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

JMicron JMF667H Firmware Preview Testing with L85A, L85C and A19 Flash
     Fri, Jun 06 2014 | 4:00P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Chris tests four reference sample SSDs from JMicron with new firmware with various different types of flash. Follow on for the full performance details."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

 
a look at the ISA 14.318MHz Clock BIOS setting
     Mon, May 19 2014 | 12:10P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The ISA bus (also known as the AT bus) was originally an 8-bit bus running at just 4.77 MHz. It was then expanded to include a 16-bit bus running initially at 6MHz and later at 8MHz. Eventually, the ISA bus was standardized to run at a maximum speed of 8.33 MHz. Because each ISA data transfer takes anywhere from two to eight clock cycles to complete, this yields a maximum bandwidth of only..."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

BIOS Option Of The Week - Dynamic Counter.
     Mon, May 05 2014 | 12:02P | 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 Dynamic Counter BIOS setting. Here's an excerpt : "The Dynamic Counter BIOS feature controls the memory controller's dynamic page conflict prediction mechanism. This mechanism dynamically adjusts the idle cycle limit to achieve a better page hit-miss ratio, improving memory performance. When enabled, the memory controller will begin with the idle cycle limit set by Idle Cycle Limit and use its dynamic page conflict prediction mechanism to..."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

BIOS Option Of The Week - Delay Prior To Thermal.
     Sun, Apr 13 2014 | 12:01P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Delay Prior To Thermal BIOS feature controls the activation of the Thermal Monitor's automatic mode. It allows you to determine when the Thermal Monitor should be activated in automatic mode after the system boots. Generally, the Thermal Monitor should not be activated immediately on booting as the processor will be under a heavy load during the booting process. This causes a sharp rise in die temperature from its cold state. Because it takes time for the thermal output to radiate from the die to the heat sink, the thermal sensor will register the sudden spike in die temperature and prematurely activate the TCC. This unnecessarily reduces the processor's performance during the booting up process..."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

BIOS Option Of The Week - CPU L2 Cache ECC
     Tue, Apr 01 2014 | 9:00A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"This BIOS feature enables or disables the L2 (Level 2 or Secondary) cache's ECC (Error Checking and Correction) function, if available. Enabling this feature is recommended because it will detect and correct single-bit errors in data stored in the L2 cache. As most data reads are satisfied by the L2 cache, the L2 cache's ECC function should catch and correct almost all single-bit errors in the memory subsystem. It will also detect double-bit errors although it cannot correct them. But this isn't such a big deal since... "
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

BIOS Option Of The Week - ASF Support
     Sun, Mar 30 2014 | 9:02A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meagre beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition. 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.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

BIOS Option Of The Week - Disable Unused
     Mon, Mar 24 2014 | 12:00P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meagre beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition. 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.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

EVGA GTX 780 ACX Double BIOS Review: A Big Step Away from Reference
     Fri, Mar 07 2014 | 2:56P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gameplay on the card is fantastic. It can handle high resolutions in most titles without a problem. NVIDIA Surround support is very good and a single GTX 780 can play games at those resolutions without sacrificing image quality to any great degree. Two of these cards together will make any gaming experience seamless. With the run on AMD R9 series of cards for cryptocurrency reasons, the GTX 780 is probably the best overall high-end gaming card deal out there."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

S Option Of The Week - IOQD.
     Thu, Feb 20 2014 | 9:00A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meagre beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition. 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.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

BIOS Option Of The Week - CPU Fast String.
     Wed, Feb 19 2014 | 8:25A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meagre beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition. 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.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

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