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Enable 32-bit disk access in BIOS of Pavilion a450n?

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Anonymous
February 26, 2005 10:18:17 PM

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I have an 8-month-old HP Pavilion a450n desktop computer. This is a P4
3 GHz, 512 MB, 140 GB machine running WinXP SP2.

I have noticed that 32-bit disk access is disabled in the BIOS.

I was wondering....

* is it safe to enable 32-bit disk access?
* will it get me any performance boost?
* if the answer to the above is "yes," why does HP ship with this
feature disabled?

Thanks,
- Bob
Anonymous
February 27, 2005 1:39:46 AM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.hp.hardware (More info?)

Answers: YES, YES, I don't know. Ask HP, and be prepared for a non-answer.
Either HP is excessively conservative in the way they set up their computers, or
slipshod in workmanship... Ben Myers

On Sat, 26 Feb 2005 19:18:17 GMT, rlw@rlw.best.vwh.net (Bob Weissman) wrote:

>I have an 8-month-old HP Pavilion a450n desktop computer. This is a P4
>3 GHz, 512 MB, 140 GB machine running WinXP SP2.
>
>I have noticed that 32-bit disk access is disabled in the BIOS.
>
>I was wondering....
>
>* is it safe to enable 32-bit disk access?
>* will it get me any performance boost?
>* if the answer to the above is "yes," why does HP ship with this
> feature disabled?
>
>Thanks,
>- Bob
>
>
!