BIOS SETTINGS FOR MY ECS K7S5A BOARD

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Rychster
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Fri Apr 12, 2002 8:42 am

I want to get a better idea if I can mess with the following BIOS settings to get better performance.

I have:

WinXP
AMI BIOS (020206L)
ECS K7S5A, AthlonXP 1800+
384MB of PC133 SDRAM
(the board supports DDR Memory (266Mhz) but I don't have any yet)

BIOS SETTINGS IN QUESTION (Current settings in BOLD)

DRAM Timing configuration - Normal, Fast, Ultra, Safe

SDR/DDR CAS Latency - SPD, 3T, 2T [book says 2T is for special memory. I used "2" on my Tyan KT133 board under the Award BIOS with no problems with the same memory sticks]

SDR/DDR RAS Active Time - 6T, 7T

SDR/DDR RAS Precharge Time - 4T, 3T

Clk Gen Speed Spectrum - Enabled, Disabled

DOS Flat Mode - Enabled, Disabled

DRAM Driver Slew Rating - Normal, Fast

Any help in explaining the above parameters is greatly appreciated. I have looked at my MB Manual and it doesn't go into great detail about these settings. I would like the best performance options identified.

Thanks
a_user
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Fri Apr 12, 2002 5:35 pm

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Rychster
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Fri Apr 12, 2002 6:33 pm

Thanks a_user. That is great information. You are a genius.
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Sat Apr 13, 2002 4:11 am

Not really... just spent a few minutes searching the net with Google. Try it you might like it :D
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