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E6400 bios settings

Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by embedded, Sep 17, 2009.

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  1. embedded

    embedded Notebook Guru

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    Hi,

    I finally received my E6400 machine.
    Later on today I will update the bios to A15.
    In the meanwhile I'm looking for the optimal bios settings for best performance.

    I'm using Win7 64 bit.

    Thanks
     
  2. Chris_ast1

    Chris_ast1 Notebook Consultant

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    Turn on VT and VT I/O if you are planning to use any Virtualisation software and if You want to use WinXP Mode in W7.
     
  3. Arkainium

    Arkainium Notebook Enthusiast

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    Does anyone know if the hard drive option actually does anything? It can be set to "bypass", "quiet", and "performance". If this option does actually do something then it must be imperceptible because I can't tell a difference between the three.
     
  4. John Ratsey

    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    I don't recall anyone reporting any benefit.

    If your HDD is a Seagate from early 2009 then check for a firmware update. Some people have used hdparm to change the HDD's power management, although I've never done that myself.

    John
     
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