Gigabyte GA-K8NS-939 motherboard BIOS help needed...

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by John D. Rockafella, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. I have a Gigabyte GA-K8NS-939 motherboard in one of my computers at
    home. I recently updated the BIOS from the F2 version to the F9
    version. Award BIOS, by the way. I did it incrementally, like they
    said to do on their web site. But I've noticed that since then, the
    hardware detection process at bootup takes longer than it used to.

    Is there anything I need to do in the way of BIOS setting adjustments to
    perk things up? I've Googled to no avail.

    I'm using an AMD Athlon 64 3200+ processor. WinXP is the OS, fully
    patched and service packed.

    I posted this note in alt.comp.bios, but no response.

    Thanks in advance for any help offered.
     
    John D. Rockafella, Nov 18, 2007
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  2. John D. Rockafella

    philo Guest

    "John D. Rockafella" <> wrote in message
    news:xc40j.11393$...
    > I have a Gigabyte GA-K8NS-939 motherboard in one of my computers at
    > home. I recently updated the BIOS from the F2 version to the F9
    > version. Award BIOS, by the way. I did it incrementally, like they
    > said to do on their web site. But I've noticed that since then, the
    > hardware detection process at bootup takes longer than it used to.
    >
    > Is there anything I need to do in the way of BIOS setting adjustments to
    > perk things up? I've Googled to no avail.
    >
    > I'm using an AMD Athlon 64 3200+ processor. WinXP is the OS, fully
    > patched and service packed.
    >
    > I posted this note in alt.comp.bios, but no response.
    >
    > Thanks in advance for any help offered.



    One thing that can help is to set any unused IDE (or SATA) channels to
    "none"


    If the machine runs better now (once booted up) I would not worry about
    it...
    but if it runs worse or just the same...
    I'd reflash the bios with an older version
     
    philo, Nov 18, 2007
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  3. Philo:

    I appreciate your response. I used to have a problem with Microsoft
    Virtual Server on this machine; the PC would crash any time I would load
    MVS. I haven't tried using it since the updates, but I'll try it now to
    see what happens.

    philo wrote:
    > "John D. Rockafella" <> wrote in message
    > news:xc40j.11393$...
    >> I have a Gigabyte GA-K8NS-939 motherboard in one of my computers at
    >> home. I recently updated the BIOS from the F2 version to the F9
    >> version. Award BIOS, by the way. I did it incrementally, like they
    >> said to do on their web site. But I've noticed that since then, the
    >> hardware detection process at bootup takes longer than it used to.
    >>
    >> Is there anything I need to do in the way of BIOS setting adjustments to
    >> perk things up? I've Googled to no avail.
    >>
    >> I'm using an AMD Athlon 64 3200+ processor. WinXP is the OS, fully
    >> patched and service packed.
    >>
    >> I posted this note in alt.comp.bios, but no response.
    >>
    >> Thanks in advance for any help offered.

    >
    >
    > One thing that can help is to set any unused IDE (or SATA) channels to
    > "none"
    >
    >
    > If the machine runs better now (once booted up) I would not worry about
    > it...
    > but if it runs worse or just the same...
    > I'd reflash the bios with an older version
    >
    >
     
    John D. Rockafella, Nov 19, 2007
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  4. John D. Rockafella

    philo Guest

    "John D. Rockafella" <> wrote in message
    news:6p50j.14920$...
    > Philo:
    >
    > I appreciate your response. I used to have a problem with Microsoft
    > Virtual Server on this machine; the PC would crash any time I would load
    > MVS. I haven't tried using it since the updates, but I'll try it now to
    > see what happens.
    >



    Well if the machine no longer crashes I guess I'd put up with the longer
    boot time
     
    philo, Nov 19, 2007
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