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    fast writes and sideband addressing

    I have k7s5a and nvhardpage says that it is capable of sideband addressing. What is sideband addressing and how do i enable it? Another thing is, fast writes, i have seen bios' that have this feature for this mainboard and others that don't. can the mainboard do this or not. If it can, does it make that much of a difference?
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    i would also like to know

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    the cheepoman bios from www.ocworkbench.com/ecs come in two versions, w/o and with fast writes. if you want fastwrites, you need to get the bios with fast writes.

    you can find the cheepoman bioses here:
    http://www.ocworkbench.com/2002/ecs/...cheepobios.htm

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    I just downloaded the Fastwrite-enabled BIOS, and the ATI control panel still says it's disabled, as does WCPUID. How do you turn it on then ?
    The only thing you should expect is the unexpected.

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    it may be as the microsaft document on fast writes said, some video have diabled it for stability issues. what video card do you have?

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    I have never known both of these settings to work at all. I have two K7S5A's (second and third machines in my sig) that have the cheepobios, and have actually used one in a main rig a long time ago, and it just refused to get the options running.
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    Originally posted by minoukat
    I just downloaded the Fastwrite-enabled BIOS, and the ATI control panel still says it's disabled, as does WCPUID. How do you turn it on then ?
    AIW 9700 PRO. Am I supposed to see any menu option in the BIOS that enables it ? or does it just enable itself ?
    The only thing you should expect is the unexpected.

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    I found a switch in the ati control panel to enable or disable it. if you have the ati control panel, it is in the SMARTGART tab. I have been trying to get it enabled on my xtasy 9100 128mg, and it won't.

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