Just A Few Advanced Questions

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  1. Species

    Species Member

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    First of all my CAS is set to 2-3-3-7, i ran memtest for over an hour with no errors. Now, theres just a few options in my BIOS that i dont understand/havent read much on, that i would like to see if anyone else could briefly explain them to me, basically a yes/no type answer would be great, thanks!

    32 Bit Transfer(HDD) : On or Off?

    Spread Spectrum : On or Off?

    CPUID Maximum Value Limit : What is this? Its Disabled btw.

    DRAM Burst length : 4 or 8?

    DRAM Idle Timer : Auto, 0T, 8T, 16T, 64T, Infinite? Which one?

    DRAM Refresh Rate : Auto, 15.6 uSEC, 7.8 uSEC, 64 uSEC, 64T? Which one?

    ICH Delayed Transaction : Enable or Disable?

    MPS Revision : 1.4 or 1.1?

    My Comps Specs:

    p4 3.2 w/ HT @ (stock Speed)
    1GB Ultra Dual Channel DDR400 PC3200 @ (2-3-3-7)
    Asus P4P800 Deluxe (w/ BIOS rev.1019*latest*)
    Maxtor 300GB SATA w/ 16mb Cache
    Maddog 600w XCONNECT PS
    eVGA.com 6800Ultra w/ NV5 Silencer rev.2 @ (425 1100)
     
  2. bigpipe

    bigpipe Watson Guru

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    32 Bit Transfer(HDD) : On or Off? on

    Spread Spectrum : On or Off? on

    CPUID Maximum Value Limit : What is this? Its Disabled btw. disable id your cpu ser# for intenet sites (I think)

    DRAM Burst length : 4 or 8?try 8 try 4 but may cause prob

    DRAM Idle Timer : Auto, 0T, 8T, 16T, 64T, Infinite? Which one?auto

    DRAM Refresh Rate : Auto, 15.6 uSEC, 7.8 uSEC, 64 uSEC, 64T? Which one? auto

    ICH Delayed Transaction : Enable or Disable? enable
     
  3. Species

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    Thank you for the info, i made those changes. Also i would like to know what size to set my Page File to, i have a maxtor 300gb SATA drive, so what would be an optimal page file size? and i know to make the min and max equal, just need to know what size to make it. Thanks
     
  4. EnemyOmen

    EnemyOmen Ancient Guru

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    I keep my pagefile at 384m (some games gave me errors with 128m and 256m)

    384 works fine for me :)

    Only way to know what is best for you is to test really, if the games need it they will use it, most now-a-days dont use it but its handy to have.
     

  5. bigpipe

    bigpipe Watson Guru

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    typically you set page file to 1.5 times the size of system ram. you can set a min max setting also or let windows size it most preffer to set a fixed size as it tends to be less prone to fragmentation. setting to small will cause probs now with games that want more than a gig of ram. setting it really large just uses more system memory to track it
     
  6. sludg3

    sludg3 Master Guru

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    i have 2x 512 DDR400 .. and use NO paging file.. no problems here
     
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    :D would you care to expand on that LOL.
    Why do people run 2 gigs of ram to play battle field 2 ?
    what is the max ram useage your system sees ?
     

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