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Old 03-05-2006, 08:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Locked Laptop BIOS & Tweaking XP

Hey

I'm in the final tweaking steps for my laptop at the moment (its a Acer Extensa 6600)

I've created a new hardware profile for audio recording (disabled services & hardware etc)....

I was wondering whether you can change Visual effects (etc etc) as per hardware profile (ie different settings for each?) or is it a global thing?

If not would creating a new user account be of any benifit?

Also my BIOS is locked under the "advance" settings. How can I unlock them? BIOS Flash?

Heres what CPUZ says for some help.

Thanks

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CPU-Z Report
CPU-Z version 1.32.1.

CPU(s)
Number of CPUs 1
Name Intel Pentium M 740
Code Name Dothan
Specification Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.73GHz
Family / Model / Stepping 6 D 8
Extended Family / Model 0 0
Brand ID 22
Package mPGA-479M
Core Stepping C0
Technology 90 nm
Supported Instructions Sets MMX, SSE, SSE2
CPU Clock Speed 1729.0 MHz
Clock multiplier x 13.0
Front Side Bus Frequency 133.0 MHz
Bus Speed 532.0 MHz
L1 Data Cache 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L1 Instruction Cache 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L2 Cache 2048 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L2 Latency 5
L2 Speed 1729.0 MHz (Full)
L2 Location On Chip
L2 ECC Check enabled
L2 Data Prefetch Logic yes
L2 Bus Width 256 bits

Mainboard and chipset
Motherboard manufacturer Acer, Inc.
Motherboard model Crane II, Not Applicable
BIOS vendor Acer
BIOS revision 3A28
BIOS release date 07/27/05
Chipset Intel i915GMS/i910GML rev. 03
Southbridge Intel 82801FBM (ICH6-M) rev. 04
Sensor chip FFFFFFFF FFFFFFFF

Memory
DRAM Type DDR2-SDRAM
DRAM Size 512 MBytes
DRAM Frequency 266.0 MHz
FSBRAM 1:2
CAS# Latency 4.0 clocks
RAS# to CAS# 4 clocks
RAS# Precharge 4 clocks
Cycle Time (TRAS) 12 clocks
# of memory modules 2
Module 0 Nanya Technology DDR2-SDRAM PC4300 - 256 MBytes
Module 1 Nanya Technology DDR2-SDRAM PC4300 - 256 MBytes

Software
Windows version Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
DirectX version 9.0c
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