Help me optimize my new system please :)
I just finished building my system, and i need some help. I got a XP 1900+, EPOX 8KHA+, 512 MB Crucial DDR (2x256), and Radeon 8500, among other things. My questions are: what do i set the clock and ratio/multiplier to to get to 1600 Mhz? (im not OCing yet). What should i set the AGP Aperture to- 64 or 128MB? Also, I think my IBM 60Gb 60GXP is running at ATA33, not ATA100.. how do i change this? Right now my PC is running at 100Mhz x 15, and temp is about 32 deg C hehe. Thanks
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set it to the 266 mhz bus...since your board and processor supports the 266 mhz bus (or 133 as they probably refer it to in the biosand set the multiplayer to 12...12*133 = 1600 mhz...that'll give you a nice boost in performance...definately download the latest drivers for the radeon 8500...they improve performance by a lot...
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yeah get the latest driers for everything always and try not to clytter that hard drive with resource hogs to keep it squeaky clean
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Another thing that is really nice to do...you probably don't wanna do it now though but:
Format your fastest HD (if there the same speed doesn't really matter but i have a 5400 and 7200) And make a partition it so you have 5 gigs and then whatever else is left and have the 5 gig partition be the boot partition. Every time you still something put it in the D: drive or whatever as long as it's not the C:. This way it's easy to reformat if you have problems and you can keep important things...mp3's game saves movies etc.
Something else that's useful but doesn't really help your computer is create a folder in the non C: drive and call it program installs. make sub folders or however you want to do that and whenever you download a new program or driver just put it in there, saves a ton of time when you have to format and reinstall windows.
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