Basic BIOS Tweaking Guide

Basic BIOS Tweaking Guide.
| Jul 11, 2001 at 11:00 pm CDT
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IntroductionNothing much else you can do on a rainy day! I have created a Basic BIOS Tweaking article which will run through certain settings and describe what they do, in 'people language'When your computer starts up either hold the DEL key or when you see a message saying change setting or something similar to that press DEL. No we are in the bios, you should see a blue screen with a few menu options. These setting were designed for a ABIT Bios but I'm sure you'll find the below options in newer motherboards! The options are in order as they appear in my bios, but you may have to search around for them, they also may have a slightly different name to below, good luck! Turbo Frequency - Enabled (only on 66mhz and 100mhz bus)Multiplier Factor - CPU defaultSEL 100/66# Signal - Set LOWAGPCLK/CPUCLK - Safest setting is 1/1L2 cache Latency - As low as possibleSpeed Error Hold - Enable in case of errorsCPU Power Supply - User Define, anywhere from 2.0v to 2.3 depending on power supplyVirus Warning - EnableCPU Level 1 Cache - EnableCPU Level 2 Cache - EnableCPU L2 Cache ECC Checking - DisableQuick Power On Self Test - EnableBoot Sequence - C,A,SCSI is fastest, doesn't really matter whatever suits you bestSwap Floppy Drive - DisableBoot Up Floppy Seek - DisableIDE HDD Block Mode - EnablePCI/VGA Palette Snoop - Disable, unless video card manual saysDelay for HDD - 0Video BIOS Shadow - DisableShadow address ranges Disable as defaultSDRAM CAS Latency Time - 2, if unstable use 3SDRAM Precharge Control - EnableDRAM Date Integrity Mode - Non-ECC, if you are using ECC memory enable ECCSystem BIOS Cacheable - DisableVideo BIOS Cacheable - DisableVideo RAM Cacheable - Disable8 Bit I/O Recovery Time - 116 Bit I/O Recovery Time - 1Memory Hole At 15M-16M - DisablePassive Release - EnableDelayed Transaction - Enable

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