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Hey folks

I'd really appreciate some help on two areas.

First, some advice on best settings (bios or otherwise) to maximise my PC's performance, maybe via a few BIOS tweaks and a simple overclock. Here is what I have:

CPU - AMD FX4100 Zambezi
Mobo - Asus M5A78l-M LX V2
RAM - GSkill Ripjaws X DDR3 1600 8GB kit
Stock cooling and fans
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

I'm interested in what to enable and disable in BIOS, CPU settings, how to manually set RAM timings and avoid bottlenecks and set power management in BIOS.

You'll notice I didn't list a GPU which leads to my second question.

My GTX275 is now toast but I can't get a new one as yet so in the meantime, I have this old 7800GT 256MB card that I'm sure should work but when I boot, everything is fine (screen-wise) until I get to the Windows login screen, where all I see are multicoloured horizontal lines (splash/windows loading screen is fine). There are no Nvidia drivers installed but I can't install them unless the card is plugged in. I was wondering whether there is a BIOS setting to ensure that only the onboard GPU is recognised, so I can go in with the card installed, load the drivers, reboot to BIOS and set it to recognise the external GPU. Can anyone tell me whether I have the right idea and if so, how to make the BIOS changes?

Much appreciated!

Cheers

Dan
post #2 of 4
1. Go to BIOS
2. Choose Advanced menu
3. Chipset
4. Internal Graphics > choose IGFX Onboard display output port
5. Exit and Save changes

Nvidia Drivers 7800GT
http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/57492

Asus M5A78L-M LX Website:
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A78LM_LX/#support_Download_30

As far a overclocking If you have not read this guide if will help you understand
the basics. I may be overwhelming but stick to it and hang out around here.
http://www.overclock.net/t/792461/amd-overclocking-guides-essential-threads/0_50

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Listen to hyperkite, try his suggestions and let us know the outcome to see if we need to go further in.
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Nice. Really constructive response. I'll get onto it now and will let you know how I go.
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