Asus bios definitions

I have an ASUS M4A785-M motherboard with a tri core AMD processor and 4gig Ram, XP pro running 32 bit so I am only able to see just a bit over 3 gig - There seems to be some latency when I first launch a program, but when running all seems OK. Wading the the BIOS ia have more questions than I care to ask here. Does anyone where there is a reference guide to the parts of the BIOS that would make sense to a moderately savy tech guy?

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  1. 32 bit OS is what is limiting your ram. There are a lot of terms in the bios is there anything in particular you were wondering about, as it would take a very long time to list and define all the terms.
  2. mlcaouette said:
    32 bit OS is what is limiting your ram. There are a lot of terms in the bios is there anything in particular you were wondering about, as it would take a very long time to list and define all the terms.


    You are right, main one that I am interested in "Ganged" or "Unganged Memory". MY CPU is a three core (started life as a 4 core but 4th did not come up) so it seems to me that two sticks of 4 Gig DDR2 memory would not be best running in "unganged" mode, but I am not sure. - Thanks
  3. Here are a couple definitions:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/270353-31-memory-unganged-mode
    http://ixbtlabs.com/articles3/cpu/amd-phenom-x4-9850-ganged-unganged-p1.html

    I've personally always just left mine in unganged, you could try both and see if any difference can be seen.
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