View Full Version : New motherboard setting help?

08-21-04, 01:21 AM
I just installed my new MSI K8T NEO motherboard with a a64 3200+ processor and its fast as hell. My question is what setting in the bios are important for me to tweak or change to get the best performance out of it?

08-21-04, 08:07 AM
Low memory timings are important to get max performance out of an AMD system.
What type of memory are you running?
here's the recommended timings from anandtech.com:
Several memory tests have shown that memory performs fastest on the nVidia nForce and VIA K8T800 chipsets at a TRas (RAS Precharge) setting in the 9 to 13 range. We ran our own Memory Bandwidth tests with memtest86, with TRas settings from 5 to 15 at a wide range of different memory speeds. The best bandwidth was consistently at 9 to 11 at every speed, with TRas 10 always in the best range at every speed. The memory bandwidth improvement at TRas 10 was only 2% to 4% over TRas 5 and 6 depending on the speed, but the performance advantage was consistent across all tests. Since best performance was achieved at 2-2-2-10 timings, all Athlon 64 benchmarks were run at a TRas setting of 10.