Bios settings

By puck_andy
Jul 23, 2002
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  1. Ok, hopefully this is the forum for this. Bios settings. Best. Worst. Don't touch? Is it worth going through these and tweeking them or are they beyond the average mortal?

    HP 8668c
    256mb ram
    650 mhz
    (plan on upping the graphics to a mx 420 or voodoo pci)
    no agp slot unfortunately

    Nothing but time :grinthumb
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    Tweaking your BIOS can usually yield a small, but sometimes noticable performance gain. Unfortunately, this is usually reserved for people who build their own computers because store-bought computers (e.g - HP, Compaq, Acer) have extremely limited BIOS settings. This results in a very limited capability for customization even less for performance gain.

    In many cases (Compaq especially), the only reason the BIOS is there is to give you a second option for adding hard disks and processors.
  3. StormBringer

    StormBringer Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,871

    Those are pretty much the only settings you can even change in some of those BIOS', some will allow you to disable onboard video, sound etc... so you can add real cards for those.
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