Memory / Cache Options (Aptiva 2170/71/72 - SL-A)

Memory/Cache Options

The Memory/Cache Options menu allows you to configure the Level 1 and Level 2 caches.
Enabling the cache parameters optimize system performance.

Some older applications, however, may not run properly with the caches enabled.
Set the parameters to Disabled when you run these applications.
Disabling the caches will degrade system performance.

Level 1 Cache - This parameter enables or disables the Level 1 cache memory.
The default setting is Enabled.

Level 2 Cache - This parameter enables or disables the Level 2 cache memory.
The default setting is Enabled.

Memory Configuration - This parameter shows the installed memory configuration information.

PnP/PCI Options

The parameters in the PnP/PCI Options menu allow you to set the IRQ assignments for your PCI devices.
PCI IRQ Setting This parameter allows for automatic or manual configuration of PCI devices.
If you use Plug and Play devices, you can keep the default setting Auto.
The system then automatically configures the Plug and Play devices.
If you install non-Plug and Play adapter cards, set this parameter to Manual. This allows you to assign resources to non-Plug and Play cards first.

PCI IRQ Sharing - When set to Yes, this parameter allows you to assign the same IRQ to more than one PCI device installed in the system.
When set to No, you must assign different IRQs to the PCI devices.
The default setting is Yes.

VGA Palette Snoop - The VGA palette snoop function allows the system to refresh all ISA and PCI graphic adapters installed in the system.
This is needed if you install an additional graphics overlay card such as an MPEG or an advanced 3D graphics adapter.
If the image on your monitor has problems after installing such an adapter, set this parameter to Enabled.
Otherwise, leave it to the default Disabled to achieve better performance.

Plug and Play Operating System - When this parameter is set to Yes, BIOS initializes only Plug and Play boot devices, then the Plug and Play operating system takes care of the other devices.
When set to No, BIOS initializes all Plug and Play boot and non-boot devices.

Set this parameter to Yes if you are using the Windows 95 or Windows 98 operating system.
Set to No if you run any other operating system.
The default setting is Yes.

Reset Resource Assignments - Set this parameter to Yes to avoid IRQ conflict when installing non-Plug and Play cards.

Before you install non-Plug and Play cards, set this parameter to Yes, exit Setup and turn off the computer.
This clears all resource assignments and allows BIOS to reassign resources to all installed Plug and Play devices the next time the system boots. After clearing the resource data, the parameter resets to the default setting No.

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