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NVidia BIOS Setting

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  1. Feb 26, 2010 #1
    I have a XFX GeForce 8400 GS with 512 MB Ram . The Driver Version is 6.14.11.8160 NVidia ForceWare 181.60 . (The Bios String is displayed by Everest as Version 62.98.29.00.01 ) GPU CodeName - G98GS . The DirectX HardWare Support is displayed as DirectX V10 .

    Question 1) Is this Card called a GPU ?

    Question 2) This card is installed in a AMD Athalon 64 X2 5200+ CPU based Machine with Asus M2N68-AM SE2 MotherBoard . The BIOS in the system is AMIBIOS . The NVidia Raid Function under "IDE Configuration" is disabled in the BIOS . I would like to ask what would be the changes if this option is 'enabled' ? Also the PnP Aware OS setting is Disabled . InCase these settings have to be enabled , after enabling them , will the changes only be affected if Windows is re-installed ?

    Question 3) Give me some Good BenchMark (Application) where I can really see the difference that this card brings to the Graphical Abilities of my machine .
     
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  3. Feb 27, 2010 #2
    Yes.

    This is hardware RAID. If you have 2 or more hard drivers, it can benefit in either of 2 ways --
    1) Double the security
    2) Double the speed.

    For your card, 3dmark05 will be good.

    Does it matter? You do it at least once a month!
     
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