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    BIOS Settings Question

    Hello Forum

    There are 4 settings in my BIOS that I'm not sure what to set at and hopefully you guys can help.

    They are:

    "Limit CPUID MaxVal"
    "Virtualization Technology"
    "Execute Disable Bit"
    "HPET Function"

    Here's my system (below) and thanks in advance for any help.

    Paul

    =============================================HARDWARE:
    - Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Conroe 2.13GHz
    - OS: Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Ultimate
    - PSU: SILVERSTONE OP650 ATX12V
    - Motherboard: EVGA 122-CK-NF63-TR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI
    - Memory: OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) x2
    - DVD Drive: LITE-ON 20X DVD±R Model LH-20A1S
    - Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
    - Monitor: Acer AL2016WBbd Black 20" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD
    - CPU Fan: Thermaltake Silent 775D
    - Video: EVGA e-GeForce 8800Ultra Superclocked 768MB
    =============================================.................................
    CPU-Z:
    - Core Speed: 3185.3 MHz
    - Multiplier: x8
    - Bus Speed: 398.2 MHz
    - Rated FSB: 1592.7 MHZ

    VOLTS:
    - CPU: 1593 @ 1.3625
    - MEM: 800 @ 2.0

    MEMORY:
    - 5 : CAS# Latency
    - 5 : RAS# to CAS# Delay
    - 5 : RAS# Precharge
    - 18 : Cycle Time (Tras)
    - 22 : Bank Cycle Time (Trc)
    - 2T : Command Rate

    TEMPS CORE #1/#2 (using Everest):
    - Idle: 33/36c
    - Load: 67/69c (Orthos Small FFTs @ 16 minutes)
    - Load: 59/63c (Orthos Blend @ 16 minutes)
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    "Limit CPUID MaxVal" Found this on a site: "Please remember to Enable "Limit CPUID MaxVal" setting if you're running WinNT4.0 with newer main boards in P4 CPU structure. It is especially when you're using Prescott CPU with PCA-6187 and AIMB-742."

    "Virtualization Technology" Pretty sure this is for certain virtualisation programs such as VMware, disable if you don't run virtual machines

    "Execute Disable Bit" Anti-Virus feature

    "HPET Function" Dunno, just leave it alone I guess

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    Re: BIOS Settings Question

    What IS Limit CPUID MaxVal?????????????????????????????????????????????

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    Re: BIOS Settings Question

    ^ i think that might have something to do with using newer CPU's with older Operating Systems...not sure though.

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    Re: BIOS Settings Question

    Can't remember off the top of my head , but have a read through a few of the overclocking guides (search!), they should sort you out.

    Chimp

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    Re: BIOS Settings Question

    "Limit CPUID MaxVal" <-- operating systems before Windows 2000 don't undestand CPUID values above 3, it's just a method of identifying what CPU your system has, leave disabled.
    "Virtualization Technology" <-- Enables VT instruction extensions for hardware paravirtualisation, used by VMware, VirtualPC 2007, KVM, and other virtualisation subsystems. Leave enabled, doesn't generate any overhead.
    "Execute Disable Bit" <-- Allows the operating system to mark an area of memory non-executable, like heap & stack space, leave enabled if you have WinXP SP2 or higher to help defend against common stack smashing attacks.
    "HPET Function" <-- CPU function that allows more accurate timing/scheduling if used right by the OS, leave enabled for more efficient scheduling if you have Windows 2000 or newer for a slightly more responsive system.
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    Re: BIOS Settings Question

    three

    edit: no two
    edit: no seven

    as for bios settings, as per clunk's great guide, it had all these on Abit boards set to disabled for overclocking - have a read in there.

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    Rate MY PC???????????????????

    PLZ RATE MY PC OUT OF 1-10???????????????

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    Re: Rate MY PC???????????????????

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaskilla5 View Post
    PLZ RATE MY PC OUT OF 1-10???????????????

    -Processor-Core 2 Extreme QX9770
    -OS-Vista x86 Ultimate
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    Could do with moar RAM and a larger screen.

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    Re: BIOS Settings Question

    Much more ram, and Vista x64... Wtf is the point in running a 32bit OS on such a highend 64bit machine?, go easy on the PSU too, I know nvidia is rubbish for PM but it's not *that* bad.
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    Re: BIOS Settings Question

    PLZ RATE MY PC OUT OF 1-10???????????????

    -Processor-Core 2 Extreme QX9770
    -OS-Vista x64 Ultimate
    -Psu-BFG ES-800 Power Supply
    -Motherboard-XFX nForce 790i 3-Way SLI
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    Well I went out and Bought some more ram and a way bigger screen n mounted it on tha walllllllll n borrowed my cuz x64 version of vista ultimate wit service pack 1.
    Buh ne way WTF is the diff between a 32 bit OS n a 64 bit oS

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    Re: BIOS Settings Question

    thirty-two

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    Re: Rate My PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaskilla5 View Post
    PLZ RATE MY PC OUT OF 1-10???????????????

    -Processor-Core 2 Extreme QX9770
    -OS-Vista x86 Ultimate
    -Psu-BFG ES-800 Power Supply
    -Motherboard-XFX nForce 790i 3-Way SLI
    -RAM-Crucial Ballistix Dual Channel 2048MB PC16000 DDR3 2000Mhz
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    What the **** has this got to do with the initial question? Don't hijack other people's threads!

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    Re: BIOS Settings Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Nailzaz View Post
    Hello Forum

    There are 4 settings in my BIOS that I'm not sure what to set at and hopefully you guys can help.

    They are:

    "Limit CPUID MaxVal"
    "Virtualization Technology"
    "Execute Disable Bit"
    "HPET Function"
    My mobo manual (Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4) says:

    "Limit CPUID MaxVal" = Allows you to determine whether to limit CPUID maximum value. Set this item to DISABLED for Windows XP operating system. Set this item to ENABLED for legacy operating systems such as Windows NT4.0. (Default: Disabled).

    "Virtualization Technology" = Enables or Disables Intel Virtualization Technology. Virtualization enhanced by Intel Virtualization Technology will allow a platform to run multiple operating systems and applications in independent partitions. With virtualization, one computer system can function as multiple virtual systems. (Default: Enabled).

    "Execute Disable Bit" = Enables or Disables Intel Execute Disable Bit function. This function may enhance protection for the computer, reducing exposure to viruses and malicious buffer overflow attacks when working with its supporting software and system. (Default: Enabled).

    "HPET Function" = Enables or Disables High Precision Event Timer for Windows Vista operating system. (Default: Enabled).

    "HPET Mode" = Allows you to select the HPET mode for your Windows Vista operating system. Select 32-BIT when you install 32-bit Windows Vista. Select 64-BIT mode when you install 64-bit Windows Vista. (Default: 32-bit)

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