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Longest thread on the forums?
I think it's because there is still a lot of people who realize that 939's can still hold there own w/in reason.
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N2, I know you love your foxconn but looking at this award bios has done nothing but give me disdain for the touted "Quantum team". I guess if you give some guys a cool name it'll sell.

My bad I said Acpi I meant APIC.
AFA Protecting you from a virus by disabling your performance features don't you think that goes against what we stand for in this forum?
If I remove write access to your harddrive then you'll be protected, should we do that?
And you have a backup bios as you stated so why would you be worried about a virus in your bios anyway?
I've never had a bios go bad. I always run bios caching. It's a huge performance increase.
If you don't believe me then do the benches yourself. Oh wait, you can't!
Sorry had to say that cause if you want I can unlock it for you.

Removing functionality is wrong, especially on a enthusiast product. I couldn't believe they did that. I don't have a problem with disabling it as default for the masses but that is a performance option and it should bother you that it is gone.
What would you say if you mem timings were not there?

Sorry but I call them as I see them. and that bios is fail.

@Tator about the added modules you mentioned, I cannot find any. Would you point them out to me please?
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Originally Posted by N2Gaming View Post
Here is a pretty decent overclock that I was able to obtain on the Destroyer mobo w/one of my X2 5400+ BE cpu's
N2Gaming, that is very impressive!

The Everest benchmarks are very nice as well. I noticed you're running a higher than normal HT link...just the way AM2's like it

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Joe I just found this post regarding Win 7 on a 939 for you.

Thanks thlnk3r. I never knew they liked the HT to be higher then 1000. I Learn something new every day.

Hueristic. How would enabling system caching increse performance?

I don't have years of experience like you and a handfull of others that would know how bios caching is good for performance in addition to what features to look for when buying a new mobo. Well I know to look for a NB multi now for starters... As far as making the bios unprotected from a virus . Well I see it like this. If I get a virus and I have to reload my os after a low level format on top of reflashing my bios then that's just one more aggrivating step that I prefer to avoid and save me time getting her back up and purring. Not to mention if it's on it's last leg "back up bios " and the virus got to that chip as well then I'd be a sitting duck no make that a flaming duck. Aflac... Just had to say that... The bios chips are not removable.

I'll have to look up what the other APIC thing you mentioned so that I understand what your talking about.
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System memory is faster than bios so moving the bios to system memory (Hence cache) will speed up a system significantly as a system accesses bios frequently. Same vid offloading(cacheing) your vid bios. and if one of you bios's get corrupted you should just be able to flash the first one back to the second one and your all protected again. It won't destroy the chip even in the very very slim chance you get one.

Bios virus's are like the terror alert level, go out and get your duct tape.
Edited by Hueristic - 8/21/09 at 9:55pm
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I know Pioneerisloud used to have it running on a rig of his, but he has been out of communications as of late. DesertRat might know better the specifics than I. (I think further that DesertRat had his Manny running Win7 for a while.)
Indeed I did. Ran pretty much flawlessly. Booted fast, ran fast, only bugs were w/ the OS, not compatibility.


OBTW: My manny is gone now I sold it so I could afford my new sigrig. However I still am a s939 nostalgic. Best socket that ever was
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I always tried to keep the HT below 1100. I wonder it that was part of the performance issues I always had w/the am2 cpu's.

Hueristic this APIC thing. This is software language that helps the system manage the IRQ's no. If so I'm wondering if this is the reason why AtlasFolder could not get all 4x 9800GX2's to work in his Destroyer mobo???
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I always tried to keep the HT below 1100. I wonder it that was part of the performance issues I always had w/the am2 cpu's.

Hueristic this APIC thing. This is software language that helps the system manage the IRQ's no. If so I'm wondering if this is the reason why AtlasFolder could not get all 4x 9800GX2's to work in his Destroyer mobo???
Possible not sure, there are times when you need full control. These companies need to learn not ever customer is the same. I used to keep a system with a 20k+ card in it running that was attached to an electron microscope and that was all manual setup and will probably never be Plug and Pray.
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I just found this regarding bios caching.

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Computers with 32-bit operating systems like Windows XP do not use the
system BIOS or the video BIOS at all after booting, except to run 16-bit
programs. So BIOS caching will not affect performance one way or the other.
Source = last post in that link at the bottom of the page.
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