BIOS RAM speed setting, maximizing efficency..

By Yasmeen
Feb 8, 2006
  1. I've just bought new sdram, 256.
    my ram is 256+128+64 in the bios, i can change it from :
    sdram 10ns, sdram 8ns, normal, fast, turbo. :suspiciou
    What does these options do?? DO THEY EVEN AFFECT THE RAMS' SPEED? :suspiciou
    Is it even knowticeable? ive played around, and nothing really happend. What is the shadowing options?? any optium options for my P3 850Mhz, 32mb tnt2, 451mb ramed, comp?? :eek:

    my dial up is 31.2kbs :(
    why isnt it 56kb? thats what i sposly bought.. :haha:
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    can under or overclock the speed of the memory stick ,but not much here,to,see real change need to change the mhz make sure all ram is 133mhz if motherboard can handle it.if one stick is slower they will all clock to that one
    not just that change ,good for a real memory draining app.
    shadow video ROM,if running nt this should be disabled OS will run better

    you will never see 56kbs through put,I don't know where you got those speeds from ??settings or actual internet clocked speeds??
    if this is a setting could be your isp has you set here
    can be changed ,may increase connection speeds
  3. Yasmeen

    Yasmeen TS Rookie Topic Starter

    dial 32.1k?

    I subscribe to world-link., i called them on dec, and jan. but no speed upg.

    my modem can handle 56kbps.. they said will look in to it.. Im starting to wonder if this is my setting prob.?
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    Regarding your dialup speed, for a time I subscribed to two different dialups at the same time. Although connection speeds varied over time, one was consistently equal to or faster than the other. There are other factors that might affect speed but sometimes it can be the ISP.
  5. Yasmeen

    Yasmeen TS Rookie Topic Starter

    what factors might that be?
    i only ordered one.. im paying for 56kb dialup.
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    A noisy connection will tend to slow the connection speed, not all modems are built equal, some older modems might be using an older connection protocol, length of phone wire from wall socket, too many devices on a phone line to name some.
  7. Druegan

    Druegan TS Rookie

    Hi Yasmeen,

    First of all, you will *never* see a full 56k connection on dialup in the US. The modems are rated for 56k, but the FCC limits modem connection speeds on standard phone lines to around 54k.

    Second, most of the problems I had with dialup were due to the phone lines themselves, not the ISP or the modem. Sometimes this can be due to house wiring, especially in an older home. Other times its an issue with the phone company.

    Phone companies, however, are *notorious* for dismissing calls from customers who complain about poor quality modem connections. They "don't guarantee bandwidth" or somesuch.. My suggestion if you call them is to complain about "line noise".

    Thankfully, all that mess disappeared when I went to broadband.
  8. Yasmeen

    Yasmeen TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you for all your help.

    Thank you all who responded!!

    :p ;)
  9. ru_ready

    ru_ready TS Rookie Posts: 22

    try the clock, go to tools and then speed tests, nice port scan here also for checking firewall
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